Today’s students have access to an enormous amount of information about anatomy and physiology. As educators, our biggest challenge is to help students focus on mastering the basic concepts of this field. Providing this firm foundation will help students to become lifelong learners who can critically evaluate new information, connect that information to the foundation they have already established, and apply it in a clinical setting. How can we help students build a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology? We believe that this new edition of our textbook will help learners by building on the strengths of previous editions while using new and innovative ways to help students visualize connections between various concepts.
As in the previous edition, we have taken painstaking care to ensure that almost all the text and the associated art are covered on the same two-page spread. Although this sounds like a simple goal, it actually takes a great deal of work and has not usually been achieved by other textbooks. We make this effort because it is invaluable to student learning to not have to flip pages back and forth between art and text. (Human Anatomy & Physiology 11th Edition; Elaine Marieb, Katja Hoehn; Pearson ; Preface: Page v)