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Making Sense of Human Anatomy and Physiology

A Learner-Friendly Approach

Earle Abrahamson, Jane Langston


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Designed to be user-friendly and informative for both students and teachers, this book provides a road map for understanding problems and issues that arise in the study of anatomy and physiology. Students will find tips to develop specific study skills that lead to maximum understanding and retention. They will learn strategies not only for passing an examination or assessment, but also for permanently retaining the fundamental building blocks of anatomical study and application. For the teacher and educator, the book provides useful insight into practical and effective assessment techniques, explores the subject matter from a learning approach perspective, and considers different methods of teaching to best to convey the message and meaning of anatomy and physiology. Supported by clear diagrams and illustrations, this is a key text for teachers who want a useful toolbox of creative techniques and ideas that will enhance the learning experience. In addition to the wealth of information it provides, Making Sense of Human Anatomy and Physiology sets in place a bedrock of learning skills for future study, regardless of the subject. Students of beauty therapies, holistic and complementary therapies, and fitness professionals--yoga teachers, personal trainers, sports coaches, and dance teachers--will gain not only a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, but also the skills to learn such a subject. Allied professionals in nursing, biomedical science, dentistry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, midwifery, zoology, biology and veterinary science will also find this book an invaluable resource. The final chapters offer suggestions for the further exploration of concepts, assessment, learning activities, and applications.

North Atlantic Books, 9781623171735, 168pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

About the Author

Earle Abrahamson is an internationally published author, therapist, psychologist, and educator. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Earle gained qualifications in physical education, sports therapy, clinical psychology, and educational practices. He has worked extensively in the UK in higher education, and is currently a quality reviewer for a leading UK awarding body. He has presented on teaching and learning practices, reasoning development, feedback and assessment, sports rehabilitation, and sport psychology at major conferences, conventions and workshops. 
Jane Langston has been an Amatsu practitioner since 2000, and qualified as a Teacher of Amatsu just three years later in 2003. Over this time she has worked with Active Balance Training Ltd and Amatsu UK Ltd. She has opened busy Amatsu clinics in four UK counties. Langston has a scientific approach to the teaching of the art of Amatsu Therapy, with a background as a Senior Biomedical Scientist and training and safety officer in Haematology and Blood Transfusion. She has had a varied career in hospital pathology laboratories including her training at St Thomas' Hospital, London. She remains a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, specializing in Haematology.