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Interactions: Exploring the Functions of the HumanBody, 3.0

Interactions: Exploring the Functions of the HumanBody, 3.0

ISBN: 978-0-470-27661-7

Aug 2008

1 pages

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$88.95

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Description

Interactions is a series of CD-ROMs (or DVD) focusing on the examination of physiological processes within each system of the body, using animations and interactivity to enhance student understanding.  There is a great deal more to Interactions than your usual A&P CD-ROM.  At the heart of Interactions is a focus on core principles – homeostasis; communication; energy flow; fluid flow; and boundaries – that underscore the key relationships between structure and function as well as interrelationships between systems.  It is the reinforcement of these fundamental organizing principles, to which a variety of processes and concepts for each system is attached, that sets this series of CDs apart from others. 

There are nine CDs in the series.  These include:

  • Foundations
  • Regulations: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
  • Support and Movement: The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
  • Distribution: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  • Disease Resistance: The Integumentary, Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • Energy Acquisition and Use: The Digestive System and Metabolism
  • Gas Exchange and pH Balance:  The Respiratory System
  • Balancing Fluids and pH: The Urinary System
  • Continuity: The Reproductive System and Development       

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There are nine CDs in the series.  These include:

Foundations

Regulations: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems

Support and Movement: The Skeletal and Muscular Systems

Distributions: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

Disease Resistance: The Integumentary, Lymphatic and Immune Systems

Energy Acquisition and Use: The Digestive System and Metabolism

Gas Exchange and pH Balance:  The Respiratory System

Balancing Fluids and pH: The Urinary System

Continuity: The Reproductive System and Development                      

 

  • Animations -- Key physiological processes are brought to life.  The CD contains a number of animations that help students comprehend key processes that change over time.  The animations in Foundations are focused on cellular and molecular processes.
  • Anatomy Reviews – Illustrations, histology, and cadaver photographs linked to function.  These reviews aid student understanding of the processes and the anatomical features that are important in these processes.
  • Interactive Exercises -- Relate to the animations and actively reinforce knowledge that has previously been studied.  These exercises help reinforce critical thinking and problem solving skills.  These exercises also present the students with a useful tool for gauging their understanding of the important concepts.
  • Clinical Correlations – Provide relevancy to concepts and content.  Not found in other software programs this extremely helpful to those students who are going on to study for a profession in allied health.  This helps the students relate to the concepts they are studying.
  • Concept Maps and Links – Promotes critical thinking – link content to the big picture.  Not found in other programs, this helps students develop key problem solving skills
  • Flexible Navigation – Dynamic tools allowing quick access to content the way you want it.  The program is designed to let the user access the exact content when they need it.
  • A number of Functionality tools including Presentation Values and Tools, a Notebook Feature and links to course websites, Blackboard or WebCT. 
  • Quality, Consistent, Solid Content – Written by instructors who have decades of experience teaching Anatomy and Physiology.  These authors continue to teach and are familiar with the needs of today’s students.
  • Authoritative and Innovative Art Program – illustrated by medical illustrators and not just graphic artists.  This is reflected in the high attention to detail and the intricacies found at the cellular and molecular level.