In a learner friendly approach, the chapters of the book take the reader through a journey of both studying and making sense of the content in anatomy and physiology. Written for both the learner of anatomy and physiology, and the teacher, the book provides a road map for understanding problems and issues in studying anatomy and physiology. For the learner, it gives hints and tips in specific study skills available to help the individual best understand and retain the information, far beyond just the examinations. It gives strategies for revision and examination skills and empowers the learner to make sense of anatomy and physiology in a lasting manner. For the teacher and educator, the book provides useful insight into practical and effective assessment techniques, explores the subject matter from a learning approach perspective, and considers different methods of teaching to understand how best to convey the message and meaning of anatomy and physiology. Supported by clear diagrams and pictures, that learners learn not only to pass an examination or assessment, but more importantly to retain the fundamental building blocks of anatomical study and application.
The final chapters provide useful resources that can be used to further explore concepts, assessment, learning activities and applications.
Earle Abrahamson is a senior lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of East London. He is the national chair of the Massage Training Institute, Vice-Chair of the General Council for Massage Therapies, and sits on the professional board for soft tissue therapy at the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council. He currently co-chairs The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), multinational teaching fellowship interest group. He is a senior practitioner in soft tissue therapy and principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Earle has won numerous awards for teaching and learning.Jane Langston is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, and originally worked in pathology departments in the National Health Service in England for over 20 years, instilling a love of anatomy and physiology. She has been an Amatsu practitioner since 2000, qualified as a teacher of Amatsu in 2003, and was awarded a Senior Practitioner status of the British Register for Complementary Practitioners. Her company, The Amatsu Training School, was awarded the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM) "Best Complementary Medicine Company Award" in 2012 and "What's On 4 Me Award" in 2014 for "Best Training Provider". Jane also was awarded the ICNM award for Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine in 2015, having been a founder of several Amatsu associations, and her work in producing award winning training and courses.