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Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

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Carlos Liachovitzky, Bronx Community College

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

Language: English

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Reviewed by Geraldine Woodberry-Wright, Professor, Tidewater Community College on 12/23/22

This is an excellent book for a Anatomy and Physiology 2 -semester pre-requisite course. This is not a stand alone text and will require supplementation with other resources. Yet, It is a better alternative than using a complete A & P... read more

Reviewed by Tina Ramme, Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Bay Community College on 11/9/22

This textbook provides a solid basic review of Human Anatomy and Physiology units for a preparatory-level course to enhance a student understanding of the content and support their success in Anatomy and Physiology courses. read more

Reviewed by Akash Garg, Department Chair, Spartanburg Community College on 9/19/22

This particular text is very well organized with appropriate outline objectives. Each chapter is well outlined and easy to read for any student preparing for Anatomy and Physiology coursework. I do think it is a wonderful tool for those entering... read more

Reviewed by Joy Colley, Biology Instructor, Aiken Technical College on 5/13/21

The majority of the information is exactly what I need for an introductory A&P course and provides a good baseline for terminology that will be used throughout an intro A&P course. It really can’t be used as an only resource for a college... read more

Reviewed by Melissa DeMotta, Associate Professor, Clarke University on 1/11/21

Basic review of topics from general biology that will improve the success of students in anatomy and physiology. read more

Reviewed by Jay Joshi, Adjunct Science Professor, Roxbury Community College on 6/23/20

Not comprehensive for all of A&P - only introduction chapters. read more

Reviewed by Matthew Goff, Assistant Professor, Virginia Western Community College on 3/18/20

For a preparatory course, this textbook does cover most of the information needed for an A&P course or course sequence. However, I would have like for more information to be included on cell cycle, replication, transcription, translation, and... read more

Reviewed by MDT Rahman, Lecturer, LAGCC on 5/17/19

Good to understanding basic fundamental of Human body organ and their function. read more

Reviewed by Adam Franssen, Associate Professor of Biology, Longwood University on 4/5/19

This book is not designed to be comprehensive, but rather as preparation for taking much more detailed A&P courses. The question one might have is if the sections that are present are comprehensive enough. For example, the discussion... read more

Reviewed by Audrey Cramer, Instructor, Lane Community College on 1/6/19

Very good A few glaring omissions such as not including psoriasis with skin disorders (it is also not listed in Table 21.7 on autoimmune disorders). Excellent detail on joints, especially ligaments described for the ankle and foot... read more

Reviewed by Kelly Carlson, Professor, Minnesota State Community and Technical College on 6/19/18

This text provides an introduction to different body systems and will help familiarize students with basic concepts of anatomy and physiology. This book is also a good option for programs that only require an introduction to anatomy and physiology. read more

Reviewed by Jennifer Mansfield, Annual Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Clermont College on 3/27/18

This book's title does not give the scope of the material but reading the description provides more information. The book covers an introduction to homeostasis, chemistry, biochemistry and cells. It adds in a very brief introduction of the organ... read more

Reviewed by Karen M. Mathis, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Cincinnati Clermont College on 3/27/18

This cannot be used for a stand alone course. Although it would be somewhat useful as a review tool for students entering an A&P course taught for allied health sciences (nursing, PTA, surgical technology, etc), it is too simplistic and does... read more

Reviewed by Linda Fergusson-Kolmes, Instructor Biology, Portland Community College on 6/20/17

The reference material is very well organized with clearly outline objectives. Each chapter is well outlined and indexed. It is designed to support a preparatory course and this may be very useful for students planning to take a 100 level... read more

Table of Contents

Unit 1 - Introduction To Anatomy And Physiology

  • Module 1: Levels Of Organization Of The Human Organism
  • Module 2: What Is Human Anatomy, What Is Human Physiology
  • Module 3: Homeostasis And Control Systems

Unit 2 – Introduction To Anatomy And Physiology Chemicalbuilding Blocks

  • Module 4: Atoms
  • Module 5: Chemical Bonds
  • Module 6: Water
  • Module 7: Acids And Bases

Unit 3 – Molecular Level: Biomolecules, The Organic Compounds Associated With Living Organisms

  • Module 8: Organic Compounds
  • Module 9: Chemical Reactions
  • Module 10: Biomolecules Carbohydrates
  • Module 11: Biomolecules Lipids
  • Module 12: Biomolecules Proteins
  • Module 13: Biomolecules Nucleic Acids

Unit 4 Smallest Level Of Complexity Alive: Cells, Their Structures And Functions

  • Module 14: Cell Structure And Function
  • Module 15: Protein Synthesis

Unit 5 Higher Levels Of Complexity: Organs And Systems

  • Module 16: Organs And Systems Of The Human Organism

Ancillary Material

  • CUNY Academic Works
  • About the Book

    The goal of this preparatory textbook is to give students a chance to become familiar with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later on in the Anatomy and Physiology course, especially during the first few weeks of the course. Organization and functioning of the human organism are generally presented starting from the simplest building blocks, and then moving into levels of increasing complexity. This textbook follows the same presentation. It begins introducing the concept of homeostasis, then covers the chemical level, and later on a basic introduction to cellular level, organ level, and organ system level. This second edition incorporates a module on protein synthesis, and a complementary base pairing learning objective as requested by many students. This edition incorporates links to audios for all learning objectives, and many learning objectives have online videos associated to them. The textbook is organized in five Units, divided into sixteen Modules covering a total of fifty-three Learning Objectives. Each learning objective includes a short self-assessment at the end of it.

    About the Contributors


    Carlos Liachovitzky is a Professor in the Biology department at Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY

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