This textbook provides an introduction to pathophysiology for students in a variety of academic programs for the health professions at colleges and universities. Major disorders are described as well as selected additional diseases with the intention of providing information on a broad spectrum of diseases with one or more distinguishing features for each. It is anticipated that additional information and resources pertinent to the individual’s professional needs may be added to classroom presentations and assignments. We trust that students will enjoy studying these topics and proceed with enthusiasm to more detailed studies within their individual specialties.
The basic format as well as the straightforward, concise approach remains unchanged from the previous editions. Some material has been reorganized to improve the flow of information and facilitate comprehension. Many features related to the presentation of information in this textbook continue as before. (Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions 6th Edition; Karin C. VanMeter, Robert J. Hubert BS; Elsevier ; Preface: Page viii)