Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, 12th Edition

Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, 12th Edition

By Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN, RNT, FHEA and Allison Grant, BSc, PhD, RGN

Ross and Wilson has been the number one choice for over a million students since it first published, over 50 years ago. One of the world’s most popular textbooks of anatomy and physiology, it introduces the structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal body function. More than any other text Ross and Wilson uses easy-to-understand, straightforward language, enhanced by colour illustrations and a huge range of interactive online activities, to make learning more visual and engaging.

Ross and Wilson is essential reading for anyone embarking on a career as a healthcare professional, especially in the nursing and allied health professions, complementary / alternative medicine or as paramedics and ambulance technicians.

  • Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject
  • Highly illustrated with clear colour diagrams and photographs
  • Regular sequences of headings, lists and bullet points help with learning and revision
  • Learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapter
  • Common prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiology
  • Appendix containing useful biological values for easy reference
  • Access to additional electronic resources, including high-quality animations, colouring exercises, case studies, self-testing questions, an audio pronunciation guide and weblinks
  • An accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book.
    • Fully revised and updated text, with a focus on the most commonly occurring disorders

      • New sections on the implications of normal ageing on the structure and function of the body systems to reinforce the core material and reflect today’s ageing population

        • A new, easy-to-use colouring feature has been added to the extensive and varied selection of highly popular web-based online revision activities

          • Additional coloured electron micrographs and photographs, as well as updated illustrations

            • Extended glossary for fast, convenient and concise reference to important terminology.

              Section 1 The body and its constituents

              1 Introduction to the human body

              2 Introduction to the chemistry of life

              3 The cells, tissues and organisation of the body

              Section 2 Communication

              4 The blood

              5 The cardiovascular system

              6 The lymphatic system

              7 The nervous system

              8 The special senses

              9 The endocrine system

              Section 3 Intake of raw materials and elimination of waste

              10 The respiratory system

              11 Introduction to nutrition

              12 The digestive system

              13 The urinary system

              Section 4 Protection and survival

              14 The skin

              15 Resistance and immunity

              16 The musculoskeletal system

              17 Introduction to genetics

                   18 The reproductive systems

              Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN, RNT, FHEA, Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK and Allison Grant, BSc, PhD, RGN, Lecturer, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

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