Author: McKinley, Michael
Brand: McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 30-05-2015
Details: Product Description McKinley/O'Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 2e brings multiple elements of the study of A&P together in ways that maximize understanding. Text discussions provide structural details in the context of their functional significance to integrate coverage of anatomy and physiology in each chapter. Chapters emphasize the interdependence of body systems by weaving prior coverage of one system into textual explanations of how other systems work. These system relationships are also covered in “Integrate: Concept Connection” boxes. All figures are carefully designed to support the text narrative, and carry brief textual explanations to make figures self-contained study tools. Special “Concept Overview” figures in each chapter tie together multi-faceted concepts in 1- or 2-page visual summaries. Applications are presented in “Integrate: Clinical View” boxes to apply chapter content using clinical examples that show students what can go wrong in the body, to help crystallize understanding of the “norm.” Critical Thinking questions in “What Do You Think?” engage students in application or analysis to encourage students to think more globally about the content; ‘What Did You Learn’ are mini self-tests at the end of each section that assess whether students have a sufficient grasp of the content before moving on. End-of-chapter “Challenge Yourself” assessments include ‘Do You Know the Basics”, “Can You Apply What You've Learned?”, and “Can You Synthesize What You've Learned?” question sets. Career opportunities pursued by students studying A&P are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. Everyday analogies and practical advice for remembering material are presented in “Integrate: Learning Strategy” boxes. Chapters end with a summary of media tools available to help learn each chapter's content. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook. About the Author Michael P. McKinley received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Arizona State University. In 1978, as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School, he investigated prion-diseases. In 1980, he joined the anatomy faculty at the UCSF Medical School, where he taught medical histology and authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific papers. Joining the biology faculty at Glendale Community College from 1991 to 2012, Michael taught undergraduate anatomy and physiology, general biology, and genetics. Between 1991 and 2000, he researched Alzheimer’s disease while teaching developmental biology and human genetics at Arizona State University, West. His vast experience in histology, neuroanatomy, and cell biology greatly shaped the content in Anatomy and Physiology. Retiring from active teaching in 2012, he continues to be an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS).
Package Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.6 x 1.6 inches