Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, panOpen and OpenStax

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This textbook has been adapted and modified from OpenStax by panOpen.

Delivered through the panOpen platform, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology offers an affordable, turnkey learning solution to develop students’ understanding of the human body’s functions and systems.

This interactive course content is ideal for one-semester human anatomy and physiology courses taught within allied health and life sciences programs. Content is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements.

A variety of tools engage students and reinforce key concepts, including:

  • learning objectives
  • essential questions
  • images and interactive diagrams
  • summative chapter quizzes
  • career features
  • links to external learning tools

Using panOpen, you can adapt and customize this material in real-time to fit your course needs and learning objectives.

Chapter 1:       An Introduction to the Human Body
Chapter 2:       The Chemical Level of Organization
Chapter 3:       Cells and Tissues
Chapter 4:       The Integumentary System
Chapter 5:       The Skeletal System
Chapter 6:       The Muscular System
Chapter 7:       The Nervous System
Chapter 8:       Special Senses
Chapter 9:       The Endocrine System
Chapter 10:     The Cardiovascular System: Blood
Chapter 11:     The Cardiovascular System: The Heart and Blood Vessels
Chapter 12:     The Lymphatic System
Chapter 13:     The Respiratory System
Chapter 14:     The Digestive System, Metabolism, and Nutrition

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