ISBN: 9780702063404
Page Count: 522
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $50.95

Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 12th Edition

by Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons) MSc CertEd SRN RNT PFHEA and Allison Grant, BSc PhD FHEA
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780702063404
Page Count: 522
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $50.95
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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.

"There are new sections on the implications of normal ageing on the structure and function of the body systems. The glossary has been expanded, as have the online access, learning outcomes and normal values tables. This book is excellent value for money." Reviewed by: Nursing Standard Date: Aug 2014

    • 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 PFHEA, Former Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK and Allison Grant, BSc PhD FHEA, Lecturer, Department of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
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