Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems

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Nelson Education Limited, Mar 12, 2012 - Medical - 944 pages
Integrated. Intuitive. Inquisitive.The second Canadian edition of Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems, has been extensively revised to meet the needs of Canadian students and instructors in core physiology programs, as well as related programs such as kinesiology, life science, and nursing. In addition to highlighting topics of research within a Canadian context, Human Physiology second Canadian edition delves into the mechanisms of body function from cells to systems and is organized around the central theme of homeostasis - how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function. Unique to this market leading book are vivid process-oriented figures that incorporate step-by-step descriptions, allowing students to better understand key physiological processes.A brand new feature to the second edition is a section called Integrative Physiology. These pages are distinct and easy to find with their unique purple edges and are designed to enrich student understanding of the issues covered within the chapters. They build upon the concepts introduced within the chapters and complement the physiological processes presented.

About the author (2012)

An Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen's University. Dr. Ward has taken a leadership role in the development of innovative teaching methodologies to enhance undergraduate, graduate and medical student learning. He is credited with the launch of online courses and blended learning initiatives, and is part of a curricular redesign team responsible for pioneering facilitated small group learning at Queen's Faculty of Medicine. A cardiac physiologist, Dr. Ward also maintains an active laboratory and graduate research team that focuses on studying the electrical activity of the heart and understanding how ion channel function can be modulated by disease states.

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