Anatomy & Physiology,
1st Edition

Elizabeth Co

ISBN-13: 9780357802212
Copyright 2023 | Published
1408 pages | List Price: USD $248.49

Students will appreciate the voice and approach of the text (like the author is speaking with them during office hours), but most importantly the focus on metacognition and learning science will help them improve as students, both within the A&P classroom and beyond. Track your scores and stay motivated to achieve your goals. MindTap helps you identify areas in need of improvement and where you need to focus your efforts. Highlight key text, add notes and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, you can easily gather everything you’ve flagged or noted into an organized, effective study guide.


Unit 1: Levels of Organization
Chapter 1-Organizing your learning in A&P
Chapter 2-An introduction to the human body
Chapter 3-The chemical level of organization
Chapter 4-The cellular level of organization
Chapter 5-The tissue level of organization

Unit 2: Support and Movement
Chapter 6-The Integumentary system
Chapter 7- Bone tissue and the skeletal system
Chapter 8- Axial Skeleton
Chapter 9-Appendicular skeleton
Chapter 10-Joints
Chapter 11-Muscle tissue
Chapter 12-The muscular system

Unit 3: Regulation, Integration, and Control
Chapter 13-Nervous tissue and the nervous system
Chapter 14-Anatomy of the nervous system
Chapter 15-The somatic nervous system
Chapter 16-The autonomic nervous system
Chapter 17-The endocrine system

Unit 4: Fluids and Transport
Chapter 18: The cardiovascular system: blood
Chapter 19: The cardiovascular system: heart
Chapter 20: The cardiovascular system: blood vessels and circulation
Chapter 21: The lymphatic and immune systems

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange
Chapter 22: The respiratory system
Chapter 23: The digestive system
Chapter 24: Metabolism and Nutrition
Chapter 25: The urinary system
Chapter 26: Fluid, electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance

Unit 6: Deviations from Homeostasis
Chapter 27: The reproductive system
Chapter 28: Anatomical and Physiological Response to Disease

  • Elizabeth Co

    Liz (Elizabeth) Co is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Biology and Health Sciences at Boston University. She teaches Gross (cadaveric) Anatomy, Human Physiology, Systems Physiology, and Physiology of Reproduction. As a professor, Dr. Co is renowned for her passion—both about the human body and about learning itself. In 2018 she was nominated by students and members of the faculty at BU and received the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University’s highest teaching award. Dr. Co’s current research focuses on learning, particularly critical-thinking skills development. Within her large introductory courses she integrates an active learning and study skills curriculum. One of the focal points she investigates is how “student awareness about their learning impacts their assessment performance.” She serves on the Physiology learning objective panel of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, and works with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on a project developing educational resources for use in Anatomy and Physiology and Biology courses.

  • MAPPED TO HAPS LEARNING OUTCOMES. Our text tightly maps the Learning Objectives and table of content to HAPS (Human Anatomy & Physiology Society).

  • LEARNER SUPPORT. Chapter 1 is dedicated to teaching learning skills and strategies in A&P. This chapter guides students through the science of learning, providing learning strategies that help them build familiarity and guides them to building mastery. This sets the foundation for learning A&P in a systemic way. Strategies and support are then carried through the text using boxed features. In addition, successful A&P students have written study tips for each chapter to give new learners useful approaches to learning the content.

  • INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE. The most inclusive and diverse product in Anatomy & Physiology, our text provides a more comprehensive diversity of images and models. Clinical examples detail the predispositions of certain racial and socioeconomic groups to display health care disparities, like sickle cell anemia. In addition, “average” values are paired with comparative data, where applicable. (For example, numbers are typically the result of measurements taken on men. Commonly used physiological averages are usually referring to Caucasian men, approximately 150 pounds who have a moderately active lifestyle.)

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  • EXPERIENTIAL VOICE. This text features an experiential voice to bring concepts to life. For example, “If you were running your gloved finger along the medial wall of the right atrium (along the interatrial septum) you would find a depression where the septum feels incredibly thin.” This sensory approach gives students a lively understanding of concepts and avoids dry and “textbook-like” writing.

  • STREAMLINED CONTENT. Today’s textbooks are considered unnecessarily “dense.” To increase approachability, we are streamlining the text to reduce cognitive load.

  • CULTURAL CONNECTIONS FEATURE BOXES link science with culture, and in-class active learning opportunities maximize inclusive and diverse academic experiences. Curriculum and anatomy pertaining to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals is also provided.

  • VISUALLY STUNNING ARTWORK PROGRAM: including interactive 3D anatomy models for students to explore in MindTap.

  • SUPPLEMENTS SUITE. Additional student supplements include active learning lessons and lessons to achieve I&D in homogeneous classrooms.

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