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Understanding Pathophysiology - ANZ adaptation

A new pathophysiology textbook specifically for Australian and New Zealand nursing students

Understanding Pathophysiology provides nursing students with the optimal balance between science, clinical case material and pharmacology. 

With entrenched bio-medical terminology that can be difficult to relate to nursing practice, pathophysiology is a complex, though essential, component of all undergraduate nursing courses.

Understanding Pathophysiology: ANZ Edition overcomes this difficulty by presenting the topic in an accessible manner appropriate to undergraduate nursing students in Australia and New Zealand.

The book prioritises diseases relevant to nursing students and presents them according to prevalence and rate of incidence in Australia and New Zealand. This focused approach prepares students for the presentations they will experience in a clinical setting. 

Understanding Pathophysiology: ANZ Edition explores each body system first by structure and function, then by alteration. This establishes the physiology prior to addressing the diseases relative to the system and allows students to analyse and compare the normal versus altered state.

This local edition of Understanding Pathophysiology incorporates a lifespan approach  and explores contemporary health with specific chapters on stress, genes and the environment, obesity and diabetes, cancer, mental illness and Indigenous health issues. 

Clinical case studies are included in each chapter, with each patient case study highlighting the relevant medical symptoms of a given disease within a clinical setting. This is then analysed with respect to the relevancy of each symptom, their respective affect on body systems and the best course of pharmacological treatment. 

Elsevier’s Evolve website provides extensive support materials for students and lecturers including an interactive ebook and learning resources and activities designed specifically for Understanding Pathophysiology.

Also available for purchase is Pathophysiology Online - a complete online course that supplements the text and reinforces learning through interactive activities, self-assessment reviews and exams and Pathophysquiz an interactive mobile study guide which is available from the Apple App Store.


Published: April 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7951-3


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