Systems of the body the cardiovascular system 2nd Edition PDF
Systems of the body the cardiovascular system 2nd Edition PDF free download When we set about planning the First Edition of this book we were very conscious of the fact that medical education, in many centres, has moved on from tradi- tionaldiscipline-basedcurricula.TheSystemsoftheBody series of books was conceived at Elsevier as being partic- ularly suitable for integrated system-based or problem- based learning courses. In order to try to assist with this form of learning, our book on the cardiovascular system therefore includes relevant aspects of anatomy, physiol- ogy, pharmacology and pathology, all introduced in a ‘whole-body’ clinical context. We have included illustra- tive case histories which we hope will help to provide a framework for understanding the main content of each chapter.
Systems of the body the cardiovascular system 2nd Edition PDF free download In updating the book for the Second Edition we have included a series of “interesting facts” boxes which are scattered through the text. Some of these contributions identify particularly important concepts, some provide a historical context to the material in the Chapter con- cerned and others identify a more offbeat aspect of the
topics discussed. A section of the book which demanded substantial modification was that concerned with the techniques currently in use to assess aspects of cardiac function. This reflects the remarkable technological advances which have been made in the only four year period between producing the two editions of this book.
Systems of the body the cardiovascular system 2nd Edition PDF free download All four of the co-authors of this book have been asso- ciated, in varying ways, with medical education pro- grammes in the University of Southampton. In 1971 the Medical School was established with a systems-course basis and so it was a very early example of this type of course. The course has evolved steadily since its incep- tion and the original educational concepts have been retained and developed.
A fundamental aspect of studying anything is to develop an understanding of the language that is used. In order to try to help with this, we have included a glos- sary of commonly used terms at the end of the book.
Systems of the body the cardiovascular system 2nd Edition PDF free download
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