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Understanding Anatomy and Physiology in Nursing

Understanding Anatomy and Physiology in Nursing

Second Edition

May 2024 | 432 pages | Learning Matters

Covering all the key aspects of anatomy and physiology that nursing students need to know, this second edition condenses vast amounts of scientific information into short, concise, and easily accessible chapters. It introduces aspiring nurses to all of the vital information on this tricky subject, from an overview of cells, blood, and the major organ systems through to key developmental stages, genetics and ageing. Case studies link core principles of anatomy and physiology to common real-world clinical scenarios, helping students apply this knowledge to their everyday working practice.

Key features: 
- Each short chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards
- Scientific information is broken down into easily digestible chunks with accompanying illustrations, to help aspiring nurses get to grips with this complex subject
- Case studies, activities and other learning features help students translate the theory to practice
- Provides revision guidance and strategies for tackling exams and assessments


Chapter 1: Cellular physiology and histology
Chapter 2: Homeostasis
Chapter 3: The cardiovascular system
Chapter 4: The respiratory system
Chapter 5: The endocrine system
Chapter 6: The nervous system
Chapter 7: The skin
Chapter 8: The musculoskeletal system
Chapter 9: Blood
Chapter 10: Immunity and the lymphatic system
Chapter 11: The digestive system
Chapter 12: The urinary system
Chapter 13: The reproductive systems
Chapter 14: Genetics and inheritance

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