Introduction to the Human Body

    Introduction to the Human Body

    Introduction to the Human Body, 11th Edition

    By Gerard J. Tortora and Bryan H. Derrickson

    Introduction to the Human Body combines exceptional content and outstanding visual, auditory, and interactive presentations for a multimodal and comprehensive learning experience. This digital course gives students the ability to learn and explore anatomy and physiology both inside and outside of the classroom.

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    What's Inside

    ORION Adaptive Practice provides endless opportunities for practice.

    Active retrieval of information with practice questions is proven to improve retention of information better than re-reading or reviewing the material, and students who use ORION Adaptive Practice to prepare for exams do significantly better than those who do not. Students begin with a quick section-level diagnostic to determine their initial level of understanding, and they can then use the dashboard and quick reports to see what topics they know and don’t know.

    Key resources make studying more effective.

    This feature aggregates all the rich anatomy and physiology media used in the course and keeps it within easy access during study. The five anatomy resources include 21 concept lecture animations that coach students on how to learn anatomy, and the three robust physiology resources include a set of 15 exciting 3-D animations that present the most difficult topics (as identified by A&P faculty nationally) in an easy-to-understand manner.

    FEATURES INCLUDE

    • Anatomy Resources: These include Concept Lectures, Real Anatomy Cadaver Dissection, Muscles in Motion, and Anatomy Drill and Practice. There are also Cat, Pig, Rat, and Human dissection videos.
    • Physiology Resources: These include 3-D Physiology animations, the entire Interactions program (overviews, animations, exercises, and more), and the PowerPhys Physiological Lab Simulation software.

    About the Authors

    tortora

    GERARD J. TORTORA is Professor of Biology and former Biology Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

    Gerard is devoted to his students and their aspirations, and in recognition of this commitment he was the recipient of MACUB’s 1992 President’s Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.

    Gerard is the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities. Nevertheless, he still makes time for four or five weekly aerobic workouts that include biking and running. He also enjoys attending college basketball and professional hockey games and performances at the Metropolitan Opera House.

    Bryan Derrickson

    BRYAN H. DERRICKSON is Professor of Biology at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College and his doctorate in cell biology from Duke University. Bryan’s study at Duke was in the Physiology Division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in cell biology, his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he frequently serves on faculty hiring committees. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college, and as a member of the Teaching and Learning Academy, which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. He is also a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).

    Bryan’s students continually recognize his efforts and care by nominating him for a campus award known as the “Valencia Professor Who Makes Valencia a Better Place to Start.” Bryan has received this award three times.

    Table of Contents

    1. Organization of the Human Body
    2. Introductory Chemistry
    3. Cells
    4. Tissues
    5. The Integumentary System
    6. The Skeletal System
    7. Joints
    8. The Muscular System
    9. Nervous Tissue
    10. Central Nervous System, Spinal Nerves, and Cranial Nerves
    11. Autonomic Nervous System
    12. Somatic Senses and Special Sense
    13. The Endocrine System
    14. The Cardiovascular System: Blood
    15. The Cardiovascular System: Heart
    16. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
    17. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
    18. The Respiratory System
    19. The Digestive System
    20. Nutrition and Metabolism
    21. The Urinary System
    22. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    23. The Reproductive Systems
    24. Development and Inheritance

    Resources

    INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

    Instructor’s Manual: Offers helpful teaching ideas, advice on course development, sample assignments, learning objectives, lecture outlines, class exercises, lecture notes, course section reviews, and more

    Study Objectives Listing: Includes all course learning objectives in one place

    Image Gallery: Images implemented in the course available in JPG and PowerPointTM

    Text Illustrations: Labeled and unlabeled versions of text illustrations in JPG format

    Lecture Slides: PowerPointTM presentations that cover key concepts, allowing the instructor to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and problems presented throughout the course

    Clicker Question Slides: PowerPointTM versions of clicker questions

    Animation Worksheets: Cover all key interactive animations and include worksheet answer keys

    Real Anatomy Worksheets: Come with Answer Keys

    PowerPhys Report: Come with Answer Keys

    Test Bank: Available in a printable, editable format and provides assessment questions that allow instructors to tailor examinations according to multiple learning outcomes

    ORION Adaptive Practice provides endless opportunities for practice.

    Active retrieval of information with practice questions is proven to improve retention of information better than re-reading or reviewing the material, and students who use ORION Adaptive Practice to prepare for exams do significantly better than those who do not. Students begin with a quick section-level diagnostic to determine their initial level of understanding, and they can then use the dashboard and quick reports to see what topics they know and don’t know.

    Key resources make studying more effective.

    This feature aggregates all the rich anatomy and physiology media used in the course and keeps it within easy access during study. The five anatomy resources include 21 concept lecture animations that coach students on how to learn anatomy, and the three robust physiology resources include a set of 15 exciting 3-D animations that present the most difficult topics (as identified by A&P faculty nationally) in an easy-to-understand manner.

    FEATURES INCLUDE

    • Anatomy Resources: These include Concept Lectures, Real Anatomy Cadaver Dissection, Muscles in Motion, and Anatomy Drill and Practice. There are also Cat, Pig, Rat, and Human dissection videos.
    • Physiology Resources: These include 3-D Physiology animations, the entire Interactions program (overviews, animations, exercises, and more), and the PowerPhys Physiological Lab Simulation software.
    tortora

    GERARD J. TORTORA is Professor of Biology and former Biology Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

    Gerard is devoted to his students and their aspirations, and in recognition of this commitment he was the recipient of MACUB’s 1992 President’s Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.

    Gerard is the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities. Nevertheless, he still makes time for four or five weekly aerobic workouts that include biking and running. He also enjoys attending college basketball and professional hockey games and performances at the Metropolitan Opera House.

    Bryan Derrickson

    BRYAN H. DERRICKSON is Professor of Biology at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College and his doctorate in cell biology from Duke University. Bryan’s study at Duke was in the Physiology Division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in cell biology, his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he frequently serves on faculty hiring committees. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college, and as a member of the Teaching and Learning Academy, which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. He is also a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).

    Bryan’s students continually recognize his efforts and care by nominating him for a campus award known as the “Valencia Professor Who Makes Valencia a Better Place to Start.” Bryan has received this award three times.

    1. Organization of the Human Body
    2. Introductory Chemistry
    3. Cells
    4. Tissues
    5. The Integumentary System
    6. The Skeletal System
    7. Joints
    8. The Muscular System
    9. Nervous Tissue
    10. Central Nervous System, Spinal Nerves, and Cranial Nerves
    11. Autonomic Nervous System
    12. Somatic Senses and Special Sense
    13. The Endocrine System
    14. The Cardiovascular System: Blood
    15. The Cardiovascular System: Heart
    16. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
    17. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
    18. The Respiratory System
    19. The Digestive System
    20. Nutrition and Metabolism
    21. The Urinary System
    22. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    23. The Reproductive Systems
    24. Development and Inheritance

    INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

    Instructor’s Manual: Offers helpful teaching ideas, advice on course development, sample assignments, learning objectives, lecture outlines, class exercises, lecture notes, course section reviews, and more

    Study Objectives Listing: Includes all course learning objectives in one place

    Image Gallery: Images implemented in the course available in JPG and PowerPointTM

    Text Illustrations: Labeled and unlabeled versions of text illustrations in JPG format

    Lecture Slides: PowerPointTM presentations that cover key concepts, allowing the instructor to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and problems presented throughout the course

    Clicker Question Slides: PowerPointTM versions of clicker questions

    Animation Worksheets: Cover all key interactive animations and include worksheet answer keys

    Real Anatomy Worksheets: Come with Answer Keys

    PowerPhys Report: Come with Answer Keys

    Test Bank: Available in a printable, editable format and provides assessment questions that allow instructors to tailor examinations according to multiple learning outcomes