Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedical Practice

By Roger W. Soames BSc (Human Biology) PhD (Human Sciences), and Abduelmenem Alashkham, MBBS, MSc PhD

Designed to help paramedicine students excel at their academic requirements, Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedical Practice is a unique book in that it brings together anatomy and physiology in a way that is useful for future practice in the field.

Unlike other textbooks, anatomy and physiology are presented by body region rather than system (chest rather than respiratory system)—the way that paramedics are likely to approach a patient when dealing with acute illness or trauma. It will help you understand how the body is organised, its underlying anatomical structure, in terms of gross anatomy, histology, and/or cell biology, and then how anatomy and physiology are applied in clinical practice.

The underlying tenet of this book is that sound anatomical knowledge underpins a successful understanding of physiology and physiological processes. As such, it will be invaluable not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students in paramedicine and emergency medicine but also for many other healthcare professionals to brush up on their knowledge.

  • Specifically designed to enable student paramedics to fully appreciate the human body and its functioning
  • Guides the reader through different regions of the body in a logical and coherent way
  • Covers anatomy first, followed by the physiology of the various structures
  • Extensive cross-referencing to other relevant regions to enable full understanding of these both individually and in connection to one another
  • Clearly written text supported by relevant and informative illustrations
  • Text boxes covering applied anatomy, clinical anatomy, applied physiology and clinical physiology
  • Self-test multiple-choice questions in each chapter