Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 1st Asia-Pacific Edition

ISBN: 9780730314622

Anatomy and physiology students face the challenge of synthesising a lot of information into conceptual understanding. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition empowers you to improve your learning outcomes and have a great time navigating through a remarkable local tour of the human body.


  • This title provides an excellent introduction to anatomy and physiology, and helps you answer a variety of questions including:

    -How did cutting-edge research by the University of Queensland create the cervical cancer vaccine?
    -Why do fast bowlers and ballet dancers frequently suffer from stress fractures?
    -How does the All Blacks’ Haka stimulate nerve impulses?
    -Why do Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world?

Gerard J. Tortora teaches human anatomy and physiology, and microbiology at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey.

Bryan H. Derrickson teaches human anatomy and physiology, general biology and human sexuality at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida.

Danielle Dye is a Lecturer in human biology, histology, biotechnology and research methods at Curtin University, having commenced there in 2010 as an Early Career Research Fellow. She holds a PhD in cell biology from the University of Western Australia and a BSc (Honours) from Curtin University. Danielle’s research focuses on the interactions between cells and the extracellular environment, with a dual focus on melanoma metastasis and muscle regeneration. She has published over thirty journal articles and one book chapter. She is active on the Western Australia committees of the Australian Society for Medical Research and the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.

Julie Cooke is an Assistant Professor Anatomy and Physiology in the discipline of sport and exercise science at the University of Canberra. Julie commenced her teaching career in 1998 at the Copenhagen International School where she taught biology. She completed a BSc (Hons) at Flinders University, South Australia, and received her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2000. Julie has a passion for teaching and enjoys engaging students so that studying is easier and more enjoyable.
She is an active member of Exercise Sports Science Australia and Sports Medicine Australia.

Tara Diversi (BHSc, GradDipPsyc, PostGradDipPsyc, MBA, MNutr&Diet) is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Bond University. She is an accredited practising dietitian and advanced sports dietitian. Her current research is aligned with her sporting passion of marathon and channel swimming. She has worked a number of years as an expert in holistic nutrition in private practice, private and public health consultancy, media and academia. Tara combines her expertise in nutrition with food psychology to help people achieve outcomes that are personalised, sustainable and suited to their individual lifestyle and goals. She lives with her family on their grass-fed cattle property in north Queensland.

Mark McKean is a Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has an extensive background in both fitness and strength and conditioning, coaching athletes in a range of sports to Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship medals. Mark is an accredited exercise physiologist with ESSA, a certified strength and conditioning specialist through NSCA America, a level three strength and conditioning coach and master coach with ASCA, and a level three exercise professional with Fitness Australia. Mark provides consulting services to sporting and fitness organisations, and conducts workshops and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Rebecca Mellifont is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Science (Anatomy) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She completed her postdoctoral studies at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town, and in 2011 completed a Graduate Certificate of Professional Learning. Rebecca’s interests have developed from her PhD research in comparative anatomy, and her current research interests lie in the study of the biomechanics and three-dimensional gait analysis in children and sport applications, particularly swimming technique (and race analysis). Rebecca has been a biomechanist and sport scientist for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team, and has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and developing ways to improve the delivery and uptake of material (lecture and practical) in a higher education setting.

Latika Samalia is a Professional Practice Fellow at the Anatomy Department of the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, where she teaches clinical anatomy in a number of undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses. She teaches the early and advanced learning in medicine, head and neck anatomy to dental students, and musculoskeletal and reproductive anatomy to physiotherapy and pharmacy students. Latika received her medical degree (DSM) from the Fiji School of Medicine and her postgraduate degree in Science in Anatomy from the University of Otago. After practising obstetrics and gynaecology for a number of years, she took up academia. Latika has been instrumental in initiating and running a number of postgraduate anatomy workshops in her department, focusing on various clinical disciplines. She is passionate in promoting clinical anatomy education and is a highly devoted teacher, having been rewarded with several student and university teaching awards.

Gregory Peoples (Bachelor of Biomedical Science, first class honours; PhD) is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong. His primary training is medical science with a particular research focus on exercise and nutritional physiology. His research publications have emphasised the important role of omega-3 fish oil in the human diet to optimise heart and skeletal muscle function. Gregory has ten years’ experience coordinating and lecturing undergraduate human anatomy and physiology at the University of Wollongong. His programs have been designed and implemented for students studying courses in exercise science and nutrition and have an emphasis on the applied nature of these professions, underpinned with a sound application of science.

1. An introduction to the human body
2. The chemical level of organisation
3. The cellular level of organisation
4. The tissue level of organisation
5. The integumentary system
6. The skeletal system: bone tissue
7. The skeletal system: the Axial skeleton
8. The skeletal system: the Appendicular skeleton
9. Joints
10. Muscular tissue
11. The muscular system
12. Nervous tissue
13. The spinal cord and spinal nerves
14. The brain and cranial nerves
15. The autonomic nervous system
16. Sensory, motor, And integrative systems
17. The special senses
18. The endocrine system
19. The cardiovascular system: the blood
20. The cardiovascular system: the heart
21. The cardiovascular system: blood vessels And haemodynamics E-CHAPTER
22. The lymphatic system And immunity E-CHAPTER
23. The respiratory system E-CHAPTER
24. The digestive system E-CHAPTER
25. Metabolism and nutrition E-CHAPTER
26. The urinary system E-CHAPTER
27. Fluid, electrolyte, and Acid–base homeostasis E-CHAPTER
28. The reproductive systems E-CHAPTER
29. Development and inheritance E-CHAPTER
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