Anatomy & Physiology

  Author(s): OpenStax College
  Publisher: Connexions

- Web-based, device agnostic, life-long access
- Live-updating content with multimedia
- Highlighting, annotations & glossary 
- Fully customizable by instructor
- Student self-assessment tools & forums
- Assignments, quizzes, exams & gradebook
- Class management and safe social networking

  Price: $15 per student copy

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health. A&P is 29 chapters of pedagogically effective learning content, organized by body system, and written at an audience-appropriate level. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. 

Color is used for pedagogical effect in A&P. Most art will consist of elegant black line, with the strongest line illustrating the most important structure(s) and shading used to show dimension and shape. Color (used only when needed) highlights and clarifies the primary anatomical or functional point of the illustration. Student focus is drawn to the most important learning point in each illustration, without distraction from excessive gradients, shadows, and loud highlights. The online book provides students with links to surgical videos, histology, interactive diagrams, and cadaver imagery at critical junctures.

Senior Contributors:

J. Gordon Betts, Tyler Junior College
Peter DeSaix, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eddie Johnson, Central Oregon Community College
Jody E. Johnson, Arapahoe Community College
Oksana Korol, Aims Community College
Dean H. Kruse, Portland Community College
Brandon Poe, Springfield Technical Community College
James A. Wise, Hampton University
Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Unit 1: Levels of Organization
  • Unit 2: Support and Movement
  • Unit 3: Regulation, Integration, and Control
  • Unit 4: Fluids and Transport
  • Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange
  • Unit 6: Human Development and the Continuity of Life