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Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness [Kindle Edition]

Anne Waugh , Allison Grant
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This title is unique among textbooks in its appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nursing students, students in the allied health professions and complementary / alternative medicine, paramedics and ambulance technicians. Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations.
  • Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject
  • Highly illustrated with clear colour diagrams and photographs
  • Regular sequences of headings, lists and bullet points help with learning and revision
  • Learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapter
  • Common prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiology
  • Appendix containing useful biological values for easy reference
  • Access to additional electronic resources, including high-quality animations, colouring exercises, case studies, self-testing questions, an audio pronunciation guide and weblinks
  • An accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book.

    text fully revised and updated with developments in the field

    colour photographs


    new and revised illustrations

    significantly enhanced electronic ancillaries featuring a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text, new animations, an electronic colouring in /labelling feature, case studies, over 300 self-assessment exercises such as MCQs, crosswords, drag and drop, ‘hangman’ etc with answers

    extra electronic resources for lecturers including the full image bank

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    " Ross and Wilson anatomy and physiology texts have been used by students and clinicians for more than 50 years. This new 12th edition is an excellent resource. Illustrations have been updated, with additional coloured electron micrographs and photographs that bring learning to life in a vibrant way. The structure and functions of the body and the effects of illness are explained, with interactive online activities, videos and study aids to support the learning process. There are sections on how the body deals with food, drink, elimination and the systems and functions of the respiratory, digestive and urinary processes. It also addresses how the body protects itself against disease and infection, the immune system, and genetics and reproduction. There are new sections on the implications of normal ageing on the structure and function of the body systems. The glossary has been expanded, as have the online access, learning outcomes and normal values tables.This book is excellent value for money." Reviewed by Pamela Shaw, practice educator, health visitor and Queen's Nurse in West Yorkshire, Nursing Standard, Aug 14

    "This book is aimed at undergraduates and is what it suggests in the introduction 'a straightforward approach' to anatomy and physiology. It is simplistic, and in places reminiscent of A-level text. However where the book doesn't deliver in depth of knowledge it surpasses itself in the illustrations. The chapter on the nervous system, has excellent informative diagrams where even the plexus appear understandable even to a novice. This is the book's strength and as a reference tool for patients would be helpful. For qualified physiotherapists most chapters are basic; for example the musculoskeletal section. Within this chapter the diagrams are not detailed enough which is not the case in other sections. I wonder whether this is representative of the authors' backgrounds in nursing and biomedical science as the segments relating to physiology are written with confidence. One aspect which I was interested in was the book blurb claiming "new sections on the implications of normal ageing on structure and function of body systems" (whether or not this was due to passing a birthday milestone I cannot possibly comment), which was a disappointment (the book not the birthday). A short paragraph at the end of each chapter with bon mots such as 'loss of teeth may cause difficulty chewing' (pg 318) does not constitute a 'section', or at least not a section worth promoting. Before this book is tossed into the reject pile, the e-resources must be considered. Any educational book worth its marketing budget must incorporate e-learning and this book is no exception. To be honest, let's be thankful that it has. Easy to access, clear navigation and adding so much more to the book makes the on-line resource impressive and relevant; as a revision aid, a reference tool for you and patients. There are animations, drop and drag quizzes, case studies which make you think, "this information was in the book?”, clear (and much more detailed) interactive anatomy diagrams and all the book illustrations which you are able to save. The possibilities for patient education suddenly become more accessible and immediate than random searches through Internet engines. It also appears that once logged in this resource is free at so you don't have to purchase the book. Answering the question "is this a book for private physiotherapists?" I would suggest not. It would look pretty on the bookshelf, it has excellent and clear diagrams, however, at £32 I would invest in something else. Would I recommend accessing the e-learning resources? Yes."

    Reviewed by: The Physio First In-Touch Journal, Date: Oct 14

    About the Author

    School of Acute and Continuing care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh

    School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 18157 KB
    • Print Length: 522 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
    • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 12 edition (25 Jun. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00KJ06X4S
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,685 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and very informative! 26 Jun. 2014
    This book is a 'must buy' for anyone embarking on a health related course. I'm due to start a Nursing degree in september and subsequently needed a good A+P book, Ross&Wilson is the best there is. This book is very informative whilst using easy-to-understand language accompanied by highly detailed images to further illustrate the uncanny eye for detail. The images combined with easy to understand text and the immense detail this book covers is a perfect resource to succeed in studying related courses. Would definitely recommend this book. ★★★★★
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    I teach anatomy and physiology to pre-registration health care students, nurses, midwives, paramedics and ODPs. This is the book we chose when we replaced Marieb (an american based A&P text).

    It has a UK focus and is well laid out. The writing style is genearlly clear as well, this helps when students try to make sense of unfamiliar processes.

    The online resources are OK (they were much better in previous editions) and they help to enhance understanding. The level of detail is about right for pre-registration students and this book should form a solid base for the rest of their course and their practice.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars No good for me 7 Jan. 2015
    By Shay
    Luckily for me I didn't buy the book but borrowed from the university library. I find this book to be quite incomprehensible and not detailed enough for me to have to read it. Great for a reference if needed for when I have to write essays and need information from another book that one doesn't contain but other than that there isn't the large information to then break it down and then link it elsewhere.

    I don't understand why everyone raves about this book as being a must have. But based upon the recommendation of my A&P lecturer you have to find a book that works for you and I guess this works for some people but not all, including myself. So on that note go to your uni library and find a book that works for you and stick to that otherwise you'll be wasting money on something that makes you dread A&P.

    As a adult nursing student, I use Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Student Nurses and I find that it is much better for me starting at a basic level.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great 21 Sept. 2014
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    A must for student nurses. Covers all that is needed and more.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not as a good or as detailed as Tortora. 10 Jan. 2015
    By Jamason
    I bought this book and another for my paramedic degree this year. However with this particular book I was very disappointed. This book was detailed but had a fair of GCSE styling to it, but that it seemed too simplistic. The other book I got was by Tortora, one of the most prominent names in A&P writing. here is how the books differ.

    This book contains illations, great! The tortora book however contains both illustrations and photographs, such as a dissected heart.
    The Tortora Book also contains 'Clinical Links' within each chapter basically, if you are reading about the effects is insulin in the body, the book will also have a section detailing and explaining how problems here are linked to clinical problems... This is very important for using students, a feature this book doesn't have.

    The Tortora book also helps you to pronounce words in the same was as a dictionary breaks down words to aid pronunciation. Again, a life saver for this studying this area of A&P

    the Tortora book found here is a little more expensive but like with anything you get what you pay for.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great book 25 Jun. 2014
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Excellent book. Would recomend this book for an a and p course! Very clear and detailed information and online code is great
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great for any nursing student! 5 Nov. 2014
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Great book, really easy to read and understand with helpful illustrations etc. Was recommended by our lecturer, but certainly if you're a student nurse I'd recommend using with other A&P books and not just using the one on its own. This is a good starting point though for sure! :) x
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but I have to get another one to ... 28 Nov. 2014
    By Hales
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    If you want a outline of the anatomy and physiology this is the book for you but with a degree it would need to be more indepth and in my opinion it is too simple. Good book but I have to get another one to read into the systems.
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