Human Diseases (8e) : 9780133424744

Human Diseases (8e)

Zelman & Tompary
 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9780133424744
ISBN 10
 
013342474X
Published
 
05/06/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
504
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$152.99
 
 
 
Description

For all courses on basic pathophysiology in a wide range of undergraduate allied health programs, including medical office assisting, nursing, and dental hygiene.

Today's most accessible, accurate, current, and engaging introduction to basic pathophysiology
Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach, Eighth Edition is today's most comprehensive visual survey of the common diseases affecting each body system. This edition has been extensively updated and reorganized to present the field's latest knowledge more efficiently and intuitively than ever. Organized by organ system, it contains completely rewritten chapters on cancer, the nervous system, mental illness and cognitive disorders, the urinary system, the respiratory system, heredity, the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, and blood; as well as an entirely new chapter on the eye and ear (special senses). Its superior pedagogy has been enhanced with stronger foundational coverage of disease mechanisms, new Healthy Aging and Promote Your Health features, and extensive new artwork.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This text will help allied health students quickly understand the principles of pharmacology, learn how those principles manifest themselves in human disease, and use this knowledge in their careers. It offers:¿

  • A stronger foundation in the latest knowledge: Starts by providing a strong foundation in terminology, and the concepts associated with immunity, inflammation, inheritance, cancer, and infectious diseases; then presents updated visual coverage of every body system¿
  • Promotion of critical thinking throughout: Contains multiple features designed to encourage critical thinking -- both by individual students and in classroom settings¿
  • Emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion: Links key concepts to opportunities for students to promote health and prevent disease in both others and themselves

Also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab™
NEW: This title is also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn and test their understanding to help them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyHealthProfessionsLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Table of contents

I: Mechanisms of Disease

1. Introduction to Disease

2. Immunity, Inflammation, and Immune Disorders

3. Infectious Diseases and Infection Control

4. Neoplasms

5. Heredity and Disease

 

II: Diseases of the Systems

6. Diseases and Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

7. Diseases and Disorders of the Blood

8. Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System

9. Diseases and Disorders of the Digestive System

10. Diseases and Disorders of the Urinary System

11. Diseases and Disorders of the Reproductive System

12. Diseases and Disorders of the Endocrine System

13. Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System

14. Diseases and Disorders of the Special Senses

15. Mental Illness and Cognitive Disorders

16. Diseases and Disorders of the Bones, Joints, and Muscles

17. Diseases and Disorders of the Skin

 

Appendices

A. Glossary

B. Answers to Interactive Activities

C.  Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

D. Index

 

New to this edition

A stronger foundation in the latest knowledge:

  • NEW! Stronger foundational coverage of disease principles and mechanisms, including immunity, inflammation, infection, neoplasms, and hereditary disease–preparing students to understand the specific diseases they will encounter in each body system
  • NEW! Rewritten chapters on heredity, cancer, blood, mental illness and cognitive disorders, and the nervous, urinary respiratory, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems–giving students access to the latest insights and research findings
  • NEW! Special Senses chapter–teaching health professionals what they should know about disorders of the eye and ear
  • NEW! Updated, carefully selected professional resources and references in every chapter–giving students access to the field's most credible sources of additional information¿

Promotion of critical thinking throughout:¿

  • NEW! At least 3 case studies at the end of every chapter–helping students use critical thinking to link concepts with their own experiences and their patients' lives¿

Emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion:¿

  • NEW! Promote your Health features in every chapter–helping students apply chapter information to preventive healthcare and personal health¿
  • NEW! Healthy Aging features in every chapter–preparing students to address the unique needs of older clients, and extend what they've learned to the roles they may also play as family caregivers¿

Improved organization and comprehensive pedagogical tools for easier learning and more rapid mastery:

  • NEW! Improved "Diseases at a Glance" study guides at the end of each chapter–helping students review key material more quickly, and use scarce study time more efficiently
  • Consistent chapter organization, including information on incidence, prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention–helping students locate and process information more quickly
  • Extensive reliance on case studies and applications–making concepts and body processes more meaningful by linking them to actual human lives
  • NEW! Free interactive online workbook containing many student activities and practice quizzes–enabling students to master, check, and extend their knowledge of the material, anywhere they have access to the Internet

Also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab™
NEW: This title is also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn and test their understanding to help them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

  • Save time in class by identifying areas of weakness early with Automatic Grading and Performance Reporting. Automatic grading saves you time, while visual reports allow you to quickly identify students who are struggling. The reports also let you assess overall class and individual student achievement.
  • Easily manage homework and tests. MyLab lets you create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that are automatically graded. You can choose from a wide range of assignment options, including time limits, proctoring, and maximum number of attempts allowed. The bottom line: MyLab means less time grading and more time teaching.
  • Integrate comprehensive online course content. Filled with a wealth of content that is tightly integrated with your textbook, MyLab lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.
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Features & benefits

Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach, Eighth Edition is today's most accessible, accurate, current, and engaging introduction to basic pathophysiology

This text will help allied health students quickly understand the principles of pharmacology, learn how those principles manifest themselves in human disease, and use this knowledge in their careers. It offers:

  • A stronger foundation in the latest knowledge: Starts by providing a strong foundation in terminology, and the concepts associated with immunity, inflammation, inheritance, cancer, and infectious diseases; then presents updated visual coverage of every body system
  • Promotion of critical thinking throughout: Contains multiple features designed to encourage critical thinking -- both by individual students and in classroom settings
  • Emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion: Links key concepts to opportunities for students to promote health and prevent disease in both others and themselves

Features¿

  • NEW! Promote your Health features in every chapter–helping students apply chapter information to preventive healthcare and personal health¿
  • NEW! Healthy Aging features in every chapter–preparing students to address the unique needs of older clients, and extend what they've learned to the roles they may also play as family caregivers¿
  • Prevention Plus! features–highlighting disease prevention, and its role in both health careers and personal health

Also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab™
NEW: This title is also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn and test their understanding to help them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

  • Save time in class by identifying areas of weakness early with Automatic Grading and Performance Reporting. Automatic grading saves you time, while visual reports allow you to quickly identify students who are struggling. The reports also let you assess overall class and individual student achievement.
  • Easily manage homework and tests. MyLab lets you create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that are automatically graded. You can choose from a wide range of assignment options, including time limits, proctoring, and maximum number of attempts allowed. The bottom line: MyLab means less time grading and more time teaching.
  • Integrate comprehensive online course content. Filled with a wealth of content that is tightly integrated with your textbook, MyLab lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.
  • Easily scale, and share content. MyLab enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly–and even share it with other faculty members.