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Health Careers Today

Describing more than 45 health careers, Health Careers Today, 5th Edition offers a practical overview to help you 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. A companion Evolve website includes skills videos, animations, quizzes, and flashcards. Written by experienced educator Judith Gerdin, this book reflects National Health Care Skills Standards.

Hardbound, 648 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07504-6

Contents

  • Unit 1: Core Knowledge

    1. Health Care of the Past, Present, and Future

    2. Interpersonal Dynamics and Communications

    3. Safety Practices

    4. Legal and Ethical Principles

    5. Culture and Health Care

    6. Employability Skills

    7. Foundation Skills

    8. Wellness, Growth, and Development

    Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology

    9. Body Organization

    10. Integumentary System

    11. Cardiovascular System

    12. Circulatory System

    13. Respiratory System

    14. Skeletal System

    15. Muscular System

    16. Digestive System

    17. Urinary System

    18. Endocrine System

    19. Nervous System

    20. Sensory System

    21. Reproductive System

    Unit 3: Career Clusters

    22. Laboratory Careers

    23. Imaging Careers

    24. Nursing Careers

    25. Medical Careers

    26. Dental Careers

    27. Complementary and Alternative Careers

    28. Veterinary Careers

    29. Community and Social Careers

    30. Mental Health Careers

    31. Rehabilitative Careers

    32. Emergency Health Careers

    33. Information and Administration Careers

    34. Environmental Careers

    35. Biotechnology Research and Development Careers

    Appendix I: Common Prefixes, Word Roots, and Suffixes

    Appendix II: Medical Charts, Graphs, and Forms

    Glossary

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