This textbook covers all the topics in anatomy and physiology that are necessary for a regular undergraduate degree. These topics range from the structure and function of individual cells to the many systems of the body. Each chapter gives a...read more
This textbook covers all the topics in anatomy and physiology that are necessary for a regular undergraduate degree. These topics range from the structure and function of individual cells to the many systems of the body. Each chapter gives a summary of the most important principles and contains illustrative tools, such as diagrams, charts, and pictures to better explain the material. In addition, an online review guide that features supplementary information and practice questions is included as a supplement to the textbook. The glossary that is relevant to each chapter is beneficial, and it will be especially helpful for students who are not familiar with the terminology. The index is clearly arranged and offers a synopsis of the anatomy, physiology, and diseases discussed in each individual chapter. This book is comprehensive and covers all of the fundamental facts one needs to know to have a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology. Because it covers so much information, students are practically assured of picking up all of the essential concepts and knowledge for their class from the textbook.
The content in this book is up-to-date with the current state of knowledge in anatomy and physiology. In addition, the textbook includes the latest research examples to illustrate key concepts, facilitating student comprehension. To maintain the textbook's credibility, accuracy, and applicability for future students, however, it will be necessary to incorporate new data and research.
The textbook sequence is organized in a way that is straightforward and thorough. It is well organized and follows a logical progression, covering all the important aspects of anatomy and physiology. The students can swiftly access the information they need based on their class objectives and the course.
The content of the textbook is culturally relevant. Throughout the book, examples are given to help students comprehend the breadth of human anatomy and physiology and create links between those examples and real-world scenarios. This facilitates students understanding and retention of the subject matter. This also assists students in comprehending how their knowledge may be useful to everyday life.
In conclusion, the Anatomy and Physiology Open Textbook by OpenStax is an indispensable resource for any student studying this difficult topic. Not only does it provide a comprehensive overview of human anatomy, but it also contains illustrations, drawings, and slides to assist students visualize the material. Additionally, it is organized in a way that facilitates navigation. This free textbook is an excellent resource for anatomy and physiology students due to its well-defined structure, logical organization, and detailed explanations of intricate concepts.
This textbook covers all the material covered in any traditional anatomy & physiology two-semester course. The material is organized in a logical format, starting with basic cell function and working into tissues and different organ systems....read more
This textbook covers all the material covered in any traditional anatomy & physiology two-semester course. The material is organized in a logical format, starting with basic cell function and working into tissues and different organ systems. The index is accurate and correctly links to each chapter/section when using both the online and PDF versions of the textbook. This is a nice convenience.
This text covers all the required topics for a two-semester anatomy and physiology course. The sequence of units and chapters flow in a logical manner. The index is adequate, however it is missing some terms/concepts. For example, mitosis is included but not meiosis. There isn't a glossary but a key terms section at the end of each chapter. It is easier to search for terms in a glossary at the end of the textbook. However, the "Search this book" search box makes it convenient to look up a term. Topics are appropriate for a 2000 level course. These would be freshmen and sophomores taking this as their first science course. Although the topics are simple to understand, there are some which require more elaboration as some students may be missing a general biology background. The images, figures and tables are easy to understand and logically placed. However, since anatomy and physiology is a visual heavy course, there should be more additions.
This textbook is up to date as anatomy and physiology do not come across major changes year-to-year. Perhaps the figures of diagnostic tests will be changed for new medical technology that becomes available. However, the gold standard exams and laboratory values are already included in the book. An important consideration is that links to external sources and videos should still be active in the future. Over the years YouTube videos may be taken down.
Topics are organized in a logical fashion. The first three sections (Levels of Organization, Support and Movement, and Regulation, Integration and Control) can be covered in the first semester of a two-semester course. Adding more images to this this textbook would help students find the text they are looking for as many students in anatomy and physiology are visual learners. However, figures and tables are labeled with a number. It would help if subsections of each chapter were identified with numbers, for example Ch. 14.1 covers Sensory Receptors and Ch. 14.2 covers Sensory Modality, etc.
This textbook covers all the pertinent systems of the body in a comprehensive and palatable matter. The textbook also does an excellent job of relating the anatomy and physiology to the student in practical, medical, and real-life healthcare...read more
This textbook covers all the pertinent systems of the body in a comprehensive and palatable matter. The textbook also does an excellent job of relating the anatomy and physiology to the student in practical, medical, and real-life healthcare situations. The continuity between the chapters is excellent.
I have a doctorate degree in healthcare and have been teaching anatomy & physiology for over 15 years. I reviewed each chapter of the book with accuracy in mind. The textbook is accurate and concise in all chapters.
The textbook brings the reader into the world of A & P through not only the anatomy and physiology but also through real-life connections of how this information is used in the daily lives of healthcare workers. There is also interactive videos which can be easily accessed on a cell phone. Wonderful addition to textbooks.
This textbook breaks down each area of the human anatomy and physiology quite nicely. Each chapter has well packaged, easily consumable, sections of the most important information regarding that particular body system.
This textbook is very comprehensive and covers a wide array of human anatomy and physiology concepts required for two- or four-years colleges. The topics are organized in sections which are aligned with levels of organization. The content list is...read more
This textbook is very comprehensive and covers a wide array of human anatomy and physiology concepts required for two- or four-years colleges. The topics are organized in sections which are aligned with levels of organization. The content list is very clear and user friendly. The layout of each chapter is clear and supplemented by helpful video links. The chapter summary and key terms are very helpful for review point of view.
This is a well-written, extensive resource which is an excellent presentation of anatomy and physiology. Some of the content surpassed some of the paid textbooks in depth, and consistently was more concise and well-written than many other textbooks on the subject.
This text book takes a systems level approach to anatomy and physiology. It is compressive and has chapters dedicated to the major anatomical/physiological system. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives. Each section further identifies specific learning objectives. Every chapter ends with a glossary of key terms which are bolded throughout the chapter. Chapters include interactive links (QR codes) that lead students to relevant animations online. Chapters include featured sections on relevant careers, research connections, and applications of the content to everyday life. The chapters are organized in a logical fashion and the textbook is straightforward to navigate.
Overall, this book is comparable to many of the commercially available textbooks on the market and would suffice for an introductory level anatomy and physiology class. I did find it lacking in detail in a few areas, primarily in the detail of the...read more
Overall, this book is comparable to many of the commercially available textbooks on the market and would suffice for an introductory level anatomy and physiology class. I did find it lacking in detail in a few areas, primarily in the detail of the images and figure legends. There were also chapters, such as the reproductive system that went into less detail regarding physiology, so I would not recommend it an upper level A/P course. I did appreciate the glossary at the end of each chapter, making it easy for students to reference material and reducing the "search" for terms through a giant glossary at the end of the book. The table of contents and index were perfectly adequate and did a good job of providing the necessary information. I also appreciated the wide variety of resources provided, such as the practice questions, "aging and the..." readings, and career connections/everyday connections, to round out the learning experience.
a textbook for Anatomy is unlikely to ever become obsolete. Understanding of physiology may change with time, but even that is likely to have reached a reasonable level of stasis. Any well written anatomy/physiology book should stand the test of time. This book has no glaring issues that would cause it to fall into irrelevancy. 2b1af7f3a8