Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology

Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology


If you're looking for a compilation of must-know anatomy & physiology concepts plus tips on how to survive and pass this difficult course, this is the resource for you! This handbook is filled with illustrations and tables so that you have ready access to the information you need most. The 10 survival skills will help you study more effectively and prepare for tests and quizzes. Every copy also includes a CD-ROM giving you access to an electronic coloring book so that you can color anatomical structures electronically or print them off for coloring and studying. All of these tools in one place make this a resource no A&P student should be without.
  • Offers instruction for students on how to read their A&P textbook so that they can gain far greater comprehension.
  • Provides ways to formulate analogies and mnemonic devices to help students remember A&P concepts more easily.
  • Helps students determine their learning style so that they can study more effectively.
  • Suggests specific test-taking strategies to help students prepare for and pass their exams.
  • Features special sections on challenges facing returning learners, learners with disabilities, and students entering the laboratory setting for the first time.
  • The Quick Reference section breaks down the subject of A&P into six major sections so that students can quickly find the information they need.
  • Offers dozens of easy-to-read tables packed with all of the essential data that students need to remember in A&P.
  • Includes a mini CD-ROM containing The Body Spectrum, an electronic anatomy coloring book featuring 80 detailed anatomy illustrations that the student can color online or print out to color and study offline.

Introduction to the Survival Skills

Survival Skill 1: Have a Winning Attitude

Survival Skill 2: Know Your Learning Style
Special Topic: Learners with Special Needs

Survival Skill 3: Plan a Learning Strategy
Special Topic: Returning Learners

Survival Skill 4: Arrange a Suitable Study Area

Survival Skill 5: Plan a Reading Strategy

Survival Skill 6: Analyze Your Note-Taking Skills

Survival Skill 7: Study Actively

Survival Skill 8: Use All Your Resources
Special Topic: Using your Computer to Study A & P

Survival Skill 9: Prepare For Tests

Survival Skill 10: Use a Test-Taking Strategy During the Examination
Bonus Section - Special Topic: The Laboratory Course


Introduction to the A&P Quick Reference

Bonus Section - Special Topic: Using Models and Analogies

1. The Body as a Whole Topics: Biochemistry, cell biology, tissues, body plan, homeostasis
Special Topic: The Anatomical Compass

2. Support and Movement Topics: Skin, skeletal system, joints, muscles

3. Communication, Control, and Integration
Topics: Nervous system, endocrine system

4. Transportation and Defense Topics: Cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, immunity

5. Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion
Topics: Respiratory system, digestive system, nutrition, urinary system, acid/base balance, fluid/electrolyte balance

6. Reproduction and Development Topics: Male reproductive system, female reproductive system, development, genetics
Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (adjunct), New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO


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