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Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions: An Interactive Journey, 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Bruce J. Colbert , Jeff J. Ankney , Karen T. Lee
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January 13, 2010 013506077X 978-0135060773 2nd

Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals: An Interactive Journey, 2nd edition along with the accompanying Study Success Companion, integrated DVD, and web-site, are written in a manner that will enhance learning of the material versus mass memorization of facts. New features of this edition include:

  • Updated Test Your Knowledge exercises that appear within the chapter.
  • Expanded end of chapter exercises to enhance critical thinking.
  • Updated Amazing Body Facts and Clinical Application boxes with
  • the latest re-search and clinical information.
  • New animations, games and interactive exercise added to the already
  • popular student DVD.
  • Enhanced student workbook with visual concept maps and more
  • active learning exercises
  • New book design makes content easier to locate.

This is a great for any healthcare professional!

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About the Author

Bruce Colbert is the Director of the Allied Health Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He holds a Master’s in Health Education and Administration, has authored four books, written several articles, and given over 175 invited lectures and workshops at both the regional and national level. Many of his workshops provide teacher training involving techniques to make the health sciences engaging and relevant to today’s students. In addition, he does workshops on developing effective critical and creative thinking, stress and time management, and study skills. He is an avid basketball player, even after three knee surgeries, which may indicate he has some learning difficulties.


Jeff Ankney is the Director of Clinical Education for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Respiratory Care program where he is responsible for the development and evaluation of hospital clinical sites. In the past, Jeff has served as a public school teacher, Assistant Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, Program Coordinator of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and a member of hospital utilization review and hospital policy committees. He is a consultant on hospital management and pulmonary rehabilitation concerns. Jeff was also the recipient of the American Cancer Society Public Education Award. He is a pretty fair fly fisherman and wing shot, although his springer spaniel, Rusty, would probably disagree.


Karen Lee is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where she teaches all the anatomy courses, including Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Allied Health students. She presents regularly at scientific conferences and has published several articles on crustacean physiology and behavior. An active member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, she is also the chair of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s annual undergraduate symposium. For the last fifteen years she has sung bass in women’s barbershop choruses and quartets and more recently has been harmonizing with any singer or guitar player who will let her near the microphone.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (January 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013506077X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135060773
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bruce Colbert is the Director of Allied Health at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He is a passionate teacher and writer whose main goal is to make the subject material come alive for the students. Having some learning disabilities as a young child forced him to develop creative ways to learn material that he utilizes in his textbooks and DVDs. He may still have some learning disabilities as evidenced by continuing to play competitive basketball after three knee surgeries and now well into his 50's. He feels learning should be engaging, relevant, challenging and even fun. His main writing interests are medically related topics and "softer skills" development such as stress and time management, critical and creative thinking and communication issues.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Book Required by AHIMA October 8, 2013
By Jaime
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I ordered this book for a class (Anatomy & Physiology) I was going to be taking through AHIMA. I checked and double checked the book requirement, which included: stock number, authors, edition, and class code. This book was a one hundred percent match, or so I thought. Unfortunately, the chapters in this book did not correspond with the chapters/modules given in the Syllabus. In most cases, I was able to pair up the chapter with the module and proceed studying. However, there were some questions on the tests that were not worded the same and/or were not mentioned in the chapter. I should have returned the book, but, by the time I realized the mistake, I was already enrolled in the class. I thought I could save money by purchasing the book through Amazon. Going forward, I will be playing it safe by only getting my books through AHIMA. Otherwise, the shipping was prompt and I did not have any problems with the Seller.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! September 10, 2011
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I have read so many health/medical related books and at times have found them to be a bit verbose. This book was very refreshing. I actually read this for leisure. It was written in a very easy, or for lack of a better term "user friendly" manner. I received the book in great condition and there is quite a bit of information packed in this book. I would recommend for entry level health professionals, this is a book that can be used continuously as a reference book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medical Studies November 19, 2010
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Excellent material to review in the medical field. I really enjoyed all the reading and the case studies this book provided. The Cd was a great training aid.
James Smith
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars basic information but oversimplified November 29, 2011
By Cris
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This book covers all the basics, but I was disappointed that it didn't go very in-depth with many sections. Multiple times it neglects an accurate explanation in favor of a simple metaphor. If you're looking for an easy to understand introduction and basic overview of anatomy and physiology this will be a good book, but if you already know the basics this isn't for you. Personally, I would have preferred if things weren't so oversimplified and expected more information from a college textbook.

Also, without opening the included CD, the book itself does not contain some of the information addressed in the chapter reviews. This is a complaint nearly everyone in my class has made. We've had to Google some questions in order to complete assignments because the book didn't address them. However, the CD may address these gaps should you choose to utilize it as well.

Overall a good book for a cursory A&P introduction, but anyone who's taken biology or read up on the subject won't learn much from this. Your satisfaction with this book will ultimately depend on what level of difficulty you're looking for. Also, the book is not complete without using the included CD.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm just a student September 7, 2012
By rizzle
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I am a student at a community college level, and I do not like school. I'm pretty sure I'm some-what ADHD or something because I can't sit still through an entire class. This interactive book goes at a slow enough pace for me to understand but is fast enough for me to avoid getting bored. I love science and this is the perfect book to keep me interested for a WHILE.

The work book is amazing. I have yet to study for a test because the work book covers EVERYTHING. Some people in my class are trying to do this class without the workbook. I bet they are going to fail.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Very easy to understand. February 17, 2013
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Great book and very easy to understand. I would recommended it to anyone trying to learn anatomy and physiology or anyone trying to review this topic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 5, 2014
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Best book to use for Anatomy and Physiology!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book is good, but should have purchased May 24, 2014
By Jamie
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The book is very informative, but since im renting it,, I cant highlight so its taking me longer than normal to get through assignments because I have to take more notes.
But Amazon, appreciate the options.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
The Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions: An Interactive Journey, 2nd Edition really helped me for my online class. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great info and humor!
Rarely do I find a textbook that combines detailed information and humor. This book does it all. It is extremely informative, great illustrations, great analogies, and really funny... Read more
Published 2 months ago by avidreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
Great seller. Reliable.
This book is easy to read yet it gives you everything you need to learn. One of the best a&p books out there.
Published 5 months ago by Laquinda Tippins
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition
It was in great condition and had the cd and code as stated. I have yet to read it, but am so glad of it's condition.
Published 7 months ago by Randee Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Book was a good as new, As described
I was a little worried that it would not contain all that came witha brand new book, but when it arrived it was all there. Like New as promised!

Thank you!!!!!
Published 10 months ago by Georgina M Herrera
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow
Easy read, large and detailed pictures, decent sized book that makes A&P understandable. I enjoyed the CD as well, the interactive exercises and games help to reinforce the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kendra Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, covers all the basics
a good intro to A & P for the layperson. Conversational in tone, offers pronunciation guides for those persons unsure of how to say "buccal", "hypoglycemia" and the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by unorientedx4
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
I will be purchasing more Texts from this author, Clear and Concise Information at all times. I was literally walked through all aspects of A&P. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tracie
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific book
The diagrams are clear. The information is concise and it simplifies everything especially when study time is limited.. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Beryl Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars very detailed
This book is very detailed and is helping me a lot. It will help anyone with there understanding in the medical profession.
Published 14 months ago by Debbie
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