Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702066689, 9780702066672

Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives

4th Edition

Authors: Jane Coad Kevin Pedley Melvyn Dunstall
Paperback ISBN: 9780702066689
eBook ISBN: 9780702066672
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 28th October 2019
Page Count: 512

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Key Features

  • Highly popular midwifery resource that explains the principles of reproductive A&P in an accessible and friendly manner
  • Learning Objectives at the start of each chapter help readers structure their study time
  • Case Studies ‘bring the subject to life’ and provide an opportunity to reflect on the implications for clinical practice
  • Acknowledges the importance of underlying research and integrates theory and practice
  • End of chapter Key Points and Application to Practice boxes further reinforce learning
  • Helps midwives deal with questions from increasingly informed ‘parents to be’
  • More than 200 illustrations help clarify sometimes complex anatomical, physiological and clinical information

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations

1. Introduction to Physiology

2. The Reproductive and Urinary Systems

3. Endocrinology

4. Reproductive Cycles

5. Sexual Differentiation and Behaviour

6. Fertilisation

7. Overview of Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders

8. The Placenta

9. Embryo Development and Fetal Growth

10. Overview of Immunology

11. Physiological Adaptation to Pregnancy

12. Maternal Nutrition and Health

13. Physiology of Parturition

14. The Puerperium

15. The Transition to Neonatal Life

16. Lactation and Infant Nutrition




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About the Author

Jane Coad

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand; University of Surrey, UK

Kevin Pedley

Kevin Pedley is an Associate Professor in Physiology at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand, having moved from King’s College London in 2011. Kevin is actively involved in the teaching of first, second and third year undergraduate physiology as well as postgraduate level physiology and is subject leader for the B.Sc. Physiology major. He is also active in research and in supervision of PhD students who are mainly focused on the study of cell function in the gastrointestinal tract. These studies have included the mechanisms of insulin secretion, water and electrolyte transport in colonic epithelium, gastric acid secretion by parietal cells and its targeting and disruption by gastric parasites and, most recently, the mechanisms of iron transport in duodenal enterocytes. His research has employed a variety of experimental approaches including the use of intra-vital fluorescence and confocal imaging of living cells and tissues, epithelia and epithelial organoids grown in vitro, as well as in vivo studies in animals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Physiology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Melvyn Dunstall

Melvyn Dunstall BSc Msc PGCEA RM RGN

Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Supervisor of Midwives

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Supervisor of Midwives; University of Surrey, UK