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Applied Human Anatomy

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Michael F Nolan, Roanoke, Virginia

John P McNamara, Roanoke, Virginia

Copyright Year: 2022

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

Language: English

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Reviewed by Shabnam Shakil, adjunct professor, City Colleges of Chicago on 5/25/23

The structure of human body considered in course gross anatomy which is effectively treat injury, disease and disability providing clear understanding of abnormal conditions. read more

Reviewed by Kathryn A. Webb Webb, Director of Nursing Simulation, Associate Professor, University of Saint Francis on 11/28/22

A very comprehensive workbook supplement to add application to the study of gross anatomy. read more

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • How to Use the Manual
  • 1 Back and Spine
  • 2 Shoulder Girdle and Upper Limb
  • 3 Hip Girdle and Lower Limb
  • 4 Thorax
  • 5 Lungs and Pleura
  • 6 Heart
  • 7 Abdomen
  • 8 Heart and Face
  • 9 Neck
  • 10 Mouth and Pharynx
  • 11 Orbit and Eye
  • 12 Ear
  • 13 Answer Key

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About the Book

The structure of the human body is usually considered in courses in gross anatomy. These courses typically consist of lectures by the faculty, readings in assigned textbooks and the study of photographs and illustrations in human anatomy atlases. However, as student’s progress through the curriculum and move into the more clinical or practice oriented phases, many discover that the anatomical knowledge they actually need is somewhat different from the kind they possess. What many encounter is difficulty in applying their knowledge to a clinical setting.

Applied Human Anatomy was created to better integrate material that is more often than not treated separately in contemporary health care curricula. It is hoped that through this integration students will develop a deeper and more lasting knowledge and understanding of human anatomy as they are likely to need it in the evaluation and management of patients.

About the Contributors


Michael F. Nolan is professor of Basic Science Education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. He received his Physical Therapy training at Marquette University and his PhD in Human Anatomy from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Nolan spent the first 34 years of his career teaching gross anatomy and neuroanatomy to medical students and resident physicians at the University of South Florida. He has received more than 20 awards for excellence in teaching including the Master Teacher Award in 2014 from the International Association of Medical Science Educators and the John M. Thompson Outstanding Teacher Award in Neurosurgery in 2006. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as four textbooks in human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy

John P. McNamara is the Director of Anatomy and Assistant Professor of Basic Science Education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. His doctoral training is in chiropractic from Life University (Marietta, GA) with undergraduate (Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania) and graduate (Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania) degrees. He is also ABD from Virginia Tech in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. For nearly the past 30 years, McNamara has maintained a private practice in Salem, VA, and taught fulltime anatomy and physiology, gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology at the College of Health Sciences (Jefferson College) in Roanoke. From 2013 to 2017 he taught the gross anatomy course for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Radford University in Roanoke. He is licensed to practice as a Doctor of Chiropractic in both Virginia and Pennsylvania, and he is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in Virginia.

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