Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition

by Michael McKinley

McKinley, O’Loughlin, and Bidle’s Anatomy and Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 4th edition, brings many elements of the study of A&P together in unique ways to maximize understanding. Anatomy and physiology are covered within each chapter, emphasizing the interdependence of body systems by weaving prior coverage of one system into textual explanations of how other systems work. All figures are carefully designed to support the text narrative and carry brief textual explanations, which make them self-contained study tools.

The text helps students apply chapter content by using clinical examples that show students what can go wrong in the body, crystallizing their understanding of the “norm.” Mini self-tests at the end of each section assess students’ grasp of the material, and end-of-chapter assessments encourage students to apply and synthesize what they have learned. Career opportunities for A&P students are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. Practical advice for remembering material is included throughout, and chapters end with a summary of available media tools.


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