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Pathophysiology 6th Edition


Author: Banasik PhD ARNP, Jacquelyn L.

Publisher: Saunders


Publish Date: March 6, 2018

ISBN-10: 9.78032E+12

Pages: 1200

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

The pace of scientific discovery in health and medicine continues to transform our understanding of physiology and disease. To be clinically relevant and useful to health care students and professionals, a text must synthesize a vast amount of detailed knowledge into overarching concepts that can be applied broadly. As in previous editions, the goal of the sixth edition of Pathophysiology is to include recent and relevant information on anatomy, biochemistry, cell physiology, genomics, and pathophysiology while not overwhelming the reader. Attention is given to major concepts relevant to clinical practice while still providing enough detail for deep understanding.


Pathophysiology uses a systems approach to content, beginning with a review of normal anatomy and physiology, followed by pathophysiology and application of concepts to specific disorders. The text is organized into 15 units, each of which includes a particular body system or group of interrelated body systems and the pertinent pathophysiologic concepts and disorders.


An understanding of normal structure and function of the body is necessary for any detailed understanding of its abnormalities and pathophysiology. The first chapter in most units includes a fully illustrated review of normal physiology. Age-related concepts are highlighted in boxes titled Geriatric Considerations and Pediatric

Each chapter opens with Key Questions, which are designed to alert the reader to important conceptual questions that will be discussed in the chapter. Although the chapters are meant to be read from beginning to end to develop an understanding of the material, the text also serves as a reference for looking up specific content. Chapter Outlines are included at the beginning of each chapter to help the reader locate specific content. Within every chapter, Key Points are identified at the end of every major discussion and are presented in short bulleted lists. These recurring summaries help readers to focus on the main points.

Nearly 900 illustrations elucidate both normal physiology and pathophysiologic changes. The entire book is in full color, with color used generously in the illustrations to better explain pathophysiologic concepts.

A study of pathophysiology requires a new vocabulary, and many of these terms are defined in a comprehensive Glossary, which appears at the end of the text. Common prefixes and suffixes as well as root words are included in the back matter to help with basic understanding of the language of pathophysiology.


Student Learning Resources on Evolve
The student section of the book’s website hosted on Evolve offers nearly 700 Student Review Questions in a variety of question formats, an Audio Glossary, Animations to help readers visualize pathophysiologic processes, Case Studies with questions, and Key Points Review. Visit the Evolve website at Study Guide

Pathophysiology can be a daunting subject for students because of the large volume of factual material to be learned. The student Study Guide is designed to help students focus on important pathophysiologic concepts. Questions to check recall of normal anatomy and physiology are included for each chapter. A number of activities that help the student focus on similarities and differences between often-confused pathologic processes are included. More than 1500 self-assessment test questions with answers are included to help students check their understanding and build confidence for examinations. Case studies, with more than 250 questions including rationales for correct and incorrect answers, are used to help students begin to apply pathophysiologic concepts to clinical situations.

Instructor Learning Resources on Evolve
The Instructor Learning Resources on Evolve provide a number of teaching aids for instructors who require the text for their students. The materials include a Test Bank presented in Exam View with approximately 1200 test items, a Teach for Nurses instructor manual detailing the resources available to instructors for their lesson planning, a PowerPoint lecture guide with more than 4000 slides with integrated case studies and audience response questions to facilitate classroom presentations, and an Image Collection of more than 900 color images from the text.

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