NOTES TO STUDENTS
The challenges of learning anatomy and physiology can be complex and time consuming. This textbook and WileyPLUS for Anatomy & Physiology have been carefully designed to maximize your time studying by simplifying the choices you make in deciding what to study, how to study it, and in assessing your understanding of the content.
Anatomy and Physiology Is a Visual Science
Studying the figures in this book is as important as reading the narrative. The tools described here will help you understand the concepts being presented in any figure and assure you get the most out of the visuals.
LEGEND Read this first. It explains what the figure is about.
ORIENTATION DIAGRAM Added to many figures, this small diagram helps you understand the perspective from which you are viewing a particular piece of anatomical art.
FUNCTION BOXES Included with selected figures, these provide brief summaries of the functions of the anatomical structure or system depicted.
Studying physiology requires an understanding of the sequence of processes.
Correlation of sequential processes in text and art is achieved through the use of special numbered lists in the narrative that correspond to numbered segments in the accompanying figure. This approach is used extensively throughout the book to lend clarity to the flow of complex processes.
There are many visual resources within WileyPLUS, in addition to the art from your text. These can help you master the topic you are studying. Examples closely integrated with the reading material include animations and cadaver video clips. Anatomy Drill and Practice lets you test your knowledge of structures with simple-to-use drag and drop labeling exercises, or fill-in-the-blank labeling. You can drill and practice on these activities using illustrations from the text, cadaver photographs, histology micrographs, or lab models.