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Health Careers Today

Covering more than 45 health careers, this book offers a practical overview to help students make an informed decision in choosing a profession. Not only does it discuss the roles and responsibilities of various occupations, it provides a solid foundation in the skills needed for all health careers. Clear explanations of anatomy and physiology provide essential knowledge of health related to the human body, and show how this applies to different careers. Content in the book now adheres to and reflects National Health Care Skills Standards.

Hardbound, 496 Pages

Published: April 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04474-5


  • Unit One – Core Knowledge

    Chapter 1: Health Care of the Past, Present, and Future

    Chapter 2: Interpersonal Dynamics and Communication

    Chapter 3: Safety Practices

    Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Principles

    Chapter 5: Culture and Health Care

    Chapter 6: Employability Skills

    Chapter 7: Foundation Skills

    Chapter 8: Wellness, Growth, and Development

    Unit Two – Anatomy and Physiology

    Chapter 9: Body Organization

    Chapter 10: Integumentary System

    Chapter 11: Cardiovascular System

    Chapter 12: Circulatory System

    Chapter 13: Respiratory System

    Chapter 14: Skeletal System

    Chapter 15: Muscular System

    Chapter 16: Digestive System

    Chapter 17: Urinary System

    Chapter 18: Endocrine System

    Chapter 19: Nervous System

    Chapter 20: Sensory System

    Chapter 21: Reproductive System

    Unit Three – Career Clusters

    Chapter 22: Laboratory Careers

    Chapter 23: Imaging Careers

    Chapter 24: Nursing Careers

    Chapter 25: Medical Careers

    Chapter 26: Dental Careers

    Chapter 27: Complementary and Alternative Careers

    Chapter 28: Veterinary Careers

    Chapter 29: Community and Social Careers

    Chapter 30: Mental Health Careers

    Chapter 31: Rehabilitative Careers

    Chapter 32: Emergency Health Careers

    Chapter 33: Information and Administration Careers

    Chapter 34: Environmental Careers

    Chapter 35: Biotechnology Careers


    I: Common Prefixes, Word Roots, and Suffixes

    II: Abbreviations and Symbols

    III: Vitamins and Minerals


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