Key Features

  • A clear writing style makes it easy for students to explore health career options.
  • Health career discussions include the requirements and roles and responsibilities of each.
  • Full-color drawings and photographs illustrate concepts, techniques, and equipment.
  • Summaries of essential points introduce new concepts and help with exam preparation.
  • Anatomy and Physiology unit covers all of the body systems, and applies A&P to practice.
  • Skill Activities provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience.
  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key information.
  • Key Terms with definitions are listed at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Core concepts are reinforced with more than 70 content boxes, skill boxes, review questions, and critical thinking questions.
  • A comprehensive glossary includes all key terms and definitions for quick reference.

Table of Contents

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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