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Understanding Anatomy and Physiology in Nursing

Understanding Anatomy and Physiology in Nursing

First Edition

May 2020 | 400 pages | Learning Matters

Covering all the key aspects of anatomy and physiology that nursing students need to know, this book condenses vast amounts of scientific information into short, concise, and easily accessible chapters. From an overview of cells, blood, and the major organ systems, through to the key developmental stages, genetics and ageing, this book introduces all the vital anatomy and physiology information that aspiring nurses will need to learn. Throughout the book, case studies link core principles of anatomy and physiology to realistic scenarios commonly encountered by nurses in clinical practice, helping students apply this knowledge to their everyday working life.

Key features

•       Mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)

•       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, immunity and the lymphatic system
Chapter 10: The digestive system
Chapter 11: The urinary system
Chapter 12: The reproductive systems
Chapter 13: Genetics and inheritance

Decision on adoption of the title cannot be provided at this stage. Will consider later on in 2021

A very good text for the anatomy and physiology aspect of a number of nursing schemes. Whilst suitably comprehensive where it needs to be, this book is equally not overly daunting to digest. Presents all of the essentials of A&P in a very easy-to-understand way and contains exactly what you would hope of such a text.

Mr James Taylor
College of Human & Health Sciences, Swansea University
January 19, 2021

This is an excellent book. Easy to understand and I like the case studies to consolidate learning.

Miss Helen Susan Marshall
Directorate of Nursing, Liverpool University
December 2, 2020

Really usefully book which looks at A & P in a way which links to practice helping the students to understand the concepts and principles well. the use of case studies help the students to link to practice, and the table in the front helps students mappings to the NMC standards.

Mrs Gemma Booth
School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire
May 21, 2020

This book is pitched at the right level for the students that i teach and i really like the fact that it has been mapped to the NMC standards.

Mrs Zoe Lambert
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Leeds Beckett University
May 5, 2020

John Knight

Dr John Knight is Associate Professor in Biomedical Science within the College Of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University. For the last 20 years he has taught Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology on a wide variety of professional degree and diploma programmes including: Health and Social Care, Paramedic Science, Nursing and Midwifery. John's first degree is in microbiology; additionally he holds a Ph.D. in immunology and has over 50 published articles in peer reviewed journals. His teaching at Swansea University has recently been recognized by the presentation of a Distinguished Teaching Award; John has a variety of research... More About Author

Yamni Nigam

Dr Yamni Nigam is a Professor in Biomedical Science (anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, teaching to a wide range of health professionals including nurses and paramedics.  Her specialist subjects include digestion, blood, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, wounds (infection and healing) and maggot therapy. Yamni graduated from Kings College, London and undertook a Master’s degree in Applied Parasitology and Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.  After successful completion of her doctorate, Yamni was offered a lectureship teaching anatomy and... More About Author

Jayne Cutter

After qualifying as a nurse, Dr Jayne Cutter worked in surgery and intensive care before becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control. She spent 15 years in this post before leaving the NHS and joining Swansea University as a lecturer. Jayne’s research interests include infection control and pedagogy. Although interested in all aspects of infection prevention and control, Jayne has a particular interest in factors influencing compliance. In 2009 she gained a PhD following a study entitled “Factors influencing sustaining and reporting inoculation injuries in healthcare professionals undertaking exposure prone procedures”.... More About Author

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