The Principles of Anatomy and Physiology is a book that covers anatomy and physiology course for several health-related professions. The book continues with the presentation of facts as its previous editions covering the theme of homeostasis with several discussions that support the disruptions to homeostasis. It also gives a detailed coverage of the relationship between structure and function.
The edition has integrated text and media to give the students the needed tips and tools to help in their studios. On the other hand, the instructors would benefit from the created dynamic class experiences as well as getting hands on meaningful assessment opportunities. The edition has awesome resources that built a seamless link between the laboratory activity with study time and lecture presentation.
The visual science in learning anatomy and physiology
Studying anatomy and physiology is complex and can be time-consuming. The Principles of Anatomy and Physiology Tortora maximizes the study time by a visual design that gives the students simple choices in deciding what to study and how to study the material as well as assessing the understanding of the content learned.
Understanding the figure is very important as reading the narrative. The edition has several tools to help the students understand the concepts presented in any figure.
The figure starts with a legend that explains what the figure is all about. The second subheading in a figure is the key concept statement, which is indicated by a key icon. It reveals the basic idea that is portrayed by the figure presented.
In addition, an orientation diagram is added to many figures. It is a small diagram that helps one in understanding the perspective from which he or she is viewing the anatomical piece of art. Besides the anatomical art is a figure question, which helps the student, self-check his or her understanding of the materials that are presented as he or she reads along. Finally, some diagrams also come with a functions box that provides a brief summary of the functions of the systems depicted in the figure.
Learning anatomy in modules
To aid the students in learning complex terminology and anatomy the Principles of Anatomy & Physiology tortora has organized many of the topics in Exhibits that condense all the information that is needed in learning complex anatomy and terminology in a simple contentment module. There are exhibits for the bones, tissues, blood vessels, nerves and skeletal muscles.
Each module contains the main objective of the study, an overview of the structure, a summary of key structural features in a table. A checkpoint that assesses the understanding of the student and finally a clinical connection between what the student learns and application details in a clinical setting.
Wiley Plus has enhanced the effectiveness of understanding anatomy with many more features in this edition. Every chapter starts with an introduction that gives an overview of how the part of the body maintains homeostasis, followed by the objectives of the study. At the end of the chapter are checkpoint questions that help assess what the student has absorbed. The mnemonics at the end of the chapter are memory aids that are helpful to learning certain anatomical features.