Jun 272018

Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology, written specifically with health professions students in mind. This text helps students navigate the subject through an array of features—including Test Your Understanding questions that regularly assess comprehension, Learning Goals that correlate to concrete Objectives, and a large assortment of end-of-chapter questions—that reinforce key concepts while promoting mastery of the material.


– Provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology
– Presents content in an accessible manner targeted to health professions students
– Features an updated, easily navigable format with more than 450 photographs and illustrations
– Offers access to helpful animations and interactive learning tools
– Includes clinical images such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs
– Covers the effects of aging on various body systems
– Offers robust end of chapter assessments for learners

New to the Second Edition:

– Four additional chapters, including: New chapter on joints, providing an overview of classifications, types, and injuries; Expanded presentation of the nervous system, with two additional chapters; Enhanced discussion of the cardiovascular system, with one additional chapter
– New Focus on Pathology feature connects anatomy and physiology to human disease
– Essay Question prompts now appear at the end of each chapter



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