Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease: An Interactive Journey for Healthcare Professionals, 6th Edition © 2024

Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease: An Interactive Journey for Healthcare Professionals, published by Pearson, builds lasting connections to ideas that will help students thrive as health care practitioners.

  • Interrelationships between anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • Clinical applications
  • Common diagnostic tests
  • Pharmacology information
  • Workplace and professionalism skills
  • Powerful Pearson MyLab® online course

Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease CTE Program with Digital Resources

Prepare students for roles in the medical field by understanding the body, its functions, and its pathologies.


Workplace Effectiveness

Updated and enhanced coverage of workplace and professionalism skills guides students towards success in internships and workplace settings.


Current Research

All body system content has been updated to include the most recent research connecting disease states to abnormal changes in anatomy and physiology.


Prepare Students for Certification

Anatomy, Physiology and Disease meets the standards for the Medical Anatomy and Physiology from YouScience™.


Powerful Online Solution

Pearson MyLab® provides students and teachers the ability to leverage their available technology in class or a remote environment for instruction and study.

Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease Technical Education Solutions

  • Real-World Problem Solving
  • Study Aids
  • Textual and Visual Illustrations
  • Pearson MyLab® Online Resources

Real-World Problem Solving

  • Clinical Application
    Clinical Application features provide hands-on connections between theory and practice.
  • Case Studies
    Two individual case studies are woven throughout the text to build critical thinking skills by illustrating key concepts and multisystem effects.

Study Aids

  • Learning Hints
    Learning hints help students learn complex concepts with creative tools, such as memorization
  • Learning Outcomes
    Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each module list the skills and knowledge needed to complete the module successfully.
  • Test Your Knowledge
    Test Your Knowledge sections give students an opportunity to review and probe the knowledge they are gaining for real-world application tasks.
  • Vocabulary and Terminology
    Vocabulary definitions and highlighted key terminology help students with reading comprehension and review of new concepts and words.
  • Review Questions
    Review questions at the end of each section allow students to measure their progress.

Textual and Visual Illustrations

  • Amazing Body Facts
    Amazing Body Facts focus on specific areas of the human body and highlight what makes it unique and extraordinary.
  • Pathology Connection
    The Pathology Connection presents different diseases specific to the body part or system being covered.
  • Visual Learning Aids
    Numerous photos and graphics throughout the text hold students’ attention and help them better absorb information.

Enhanced Training Online

  • Enhanced Training Online
    This interactive online course is a unique web-based learning resource that provides a range of visual, auditory, and interactive elements to enhance training.
  • Full Student eText
    The full student eText features search and navigation functionality.
  • Engaging Videos
    Engaging videos provide visual instruction to support the text.
  • Interactive Case Studies
    Interactive case studies complement the information students learn in class through hands-on experiences.
  • Assignments and Assessments
    Homework assignments and assessments with instant feedback can be assigned. Their results are instantly added to the Gradebook.
  • Interactive Study Components
    Interactive Study Components can be used as a remote lecture or module review.
  • Tracking Student Progress
    Teachers can track and report student progress and assign work to the whole class or individual students to support understanding.

Explore what Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease has to offer


Program Overview

See how the curriculum combines state-of-the-art knowledge and resources to prepare students for the medical field.

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Pearson MyLab® Overview

Tour the engaging features of the Pearson MyLab® learning platform.

Online Platforms for your Health Care CTE Program

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Pearson MyLab® gives every student personalized tools to succeed. The flexible, online experience combines unrivaled content, assessments, and customization.

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The Bookshelf by VitalSource eText platform features include search and navigation, bookmarking, note taking, creating personalized study tools and more. The latest enhancements to the platform even include AI generated assessment questions called Bookshelf CoachMe®.

Additional Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease Resources

  • Downloadable Teacher Resources
  • TestGen® Test Bank and Software
  • Visual Aid PowerPoint® and Dynamic Rise Presentations
  • Answer Keys

Downloadable Teacher Resources

Access the complete collection of Teacher Resources provided for Anatomy, Physiology and Disease.

Download Teacher Resources

TestGen® Test Bank and Software

Teachers can quickly select questions and create tests that align with the textbook. With customization available, creating multiple versions for academic integrity is an easy process.


Visual Aid PowerPoint® and Dynamic Rise Presentations

Pre-made presentations correlate to the content of each chapter, so teachers can easily use them during an in-person lecture or an online class.


Answer Keys

Downloadable Answer Keys are provided for each Chapter including assessment questions, labeling activities, and case studies.


Frequently Asked Questions about Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease

  • What topics are included in the Table of Contents?

    Chapter 1: Anatomy, Physiology and Disease

    Chapter 2: The Human Body

    Chapter 3: Biochemistry

    Chapter 4: The Cells

    Chapter 5: Tissues and Systems

    Chapter 6: The Skeletal System

    Chapter 7: The Muscular System

    Chapter 8: The Integumentary System

    Chapter 9: The Nervous System

    Chapter 10: The Endocrine System

    Chapter 11: The Senses

    Chapter 12: The Cardiovascular System

    Chapter 13: The Respiratory System

    Chapter 14: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

    Chapter 15: The Gastrointestinal System

    Chapter 16: The Urinary System

    Chapter 17: The Reproductive System

    Chapter 18: Basic Diagnostic Tests

    Chapter 19: Anatomy and Physiology and the Scientific Method

    Chapter 20: The Journey’s End

    Chapter 21: Health Care: Careers and Career Planning

    Chapter 22: The Study Success Companion

    Appendix A: Medical Terminology, Words Parts, and Singular and Plural Endings

    Appendix B: Clinical Abbreviations and “Do Not Use” List

    Appendix C: Infectious Diseases and Their Pathogens

    Appendix D: Laboratory Reference Values

    Appendix E: Multisystem Effects of Various Diseases and Conditions

    Appendix F: Vitamins and Minerals: Sources, Functions, and Effects of Deficiency and Toxicity

    Appendix G: Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions

  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?

    Grades 9-12

  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for Health Science Anatomy courses.
  • Does the course align to any industry certifications?
    Anatomy, Physiology and Disease meets the standards for the Medical Anatomy and Physiology from YouScience™.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available student resources include: Student Edition, Pearson MyLab® Student Access, Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText, and Student Lab Manual.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include: Teacher’s Edition, Pearson MyLab® Teacher Access, TestGen® Test Bank, Visual Aid PowerPoint® presentations, Dynamic Rise presentations, and Downloadable Answer Keys.
  • What are the digital license options?
    Student digital access to Pearson MyLab® can be purchased for 1 or 6 years.
  • Can the standalone eText be purchased?
    Yes, the option is available to purchase student licenses to the Student Edition eText on Bookshelf by VitalSource®.

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