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Human Biology, Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Sciences, 2nd Edition

By Wendi Roscoe
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ISBN-10: 0176739157
ISBN-13: 9780176739157
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 2nd

The only title written for Canadian pre-health courses, Human Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology for the Health Sciences focuses on human-related biology topics such as cells, metabolism, evolution, cell division, cancer, and infectious organisms, as well as the anatomy and physiology of each body system. Each physiological system chapter includes common pathological conditions relevant to healthcare. This popular text has been updated to include coverage on nutrition, sensory system, the effects of aging, practical application questions, and lab activities that can be completed online or in any lab. Class-tested, this text has been praised by students as clear, concise, and easy to understand. Author Wendi Roscoe has taken care to write a book that is truly engaging and relevant for students, using examples of diseases and conditions that students can relate to, while not compromising the depth and breadth of content required for introductory courses.

Table of Contents

  • Preface About the Author Chapter 1: Introduction to Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology Chapter 2: Biological Molecules and Nutrition Chapter 3: Cell Structure and Function Chapter 4: Cellular Metabolism Chapter 5: Cellular Reproduction Chapter 6: Genetic Inheritance Chapter 7: Evolution Chapter 8: DNA Structure and Function Chapter 9: Gene Expression and Regulation Chapter 10: Biotechnology Chapter 11: Tissues Chapter 12: The Integumentary System Chapter 13: The Skeletal System Chapter 14: The Muscular System Chapter 15: The Nervous System Chapter 16: The Sensory System Chapter 17: The Endocrine System Chapter 18: The Cardiovascular System Chapter 19: The Respiratory System Chapter 20: The Digestive System Chapter 21: The Urinary System Chapter 22: The Reproductive System Chapter 23: The Immune System Chapter 24: Infectious Organisms Appendix A: Concept Review Answers Appendix B: Periodic Table Appendix C: Systeme Internationale/Metric System Appendix D: Most Common Amino Acids Appendix E: Further Reading Glossary Index

Author Information

Wendi Roscoe

Dr. Wendi Roscoe, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences at Fanshawe College in London, ON. Wendi has an H.B.Sc. (Genetics), a M.Sc. (Physiology), a B.Ed., and a Ph.D. (Physiology and Pharmacology) from the University of Western Ontario, London, ON. Her Ph.D. research was focused on neuroinflammation in a mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals such as, Journal of Neuroimmunology and Journal of Neuroscience Research. Wendi has been teaching Physiology, Biology, and Nutrition courses at the university and college level since 2004 and is currently teaching Pre-Health Biology and Nutrition at Fanshawe College. Wendi has an excellent understanding of student challenges and needs within this course. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2017. Wendi has been very proactive in surveying other pre-health courses and biology programs at colleges and universities across Ontario, and has recently spent 9 months at Griffith University on Australia's Gold Coast researching active learning and flipped classroom teaching methods in higher education healthcare programs to ensure Roscoe, Human Biology, Anatomy & Physiology is a good fit for the Canadian curriculum.