Ever wonder about the human body? How does it work? What does that muscle do? Put on your dissection gloves and let's find out! This book guides you through a study of anatomy and physiology from a student's first-hand experience and perspective. It begins at the cellular level and works through the systems of the body toward a holistic understanding of the science of the body. Complete with photos taken during lab sessions, you have the chance to become the scientist - to see the structure and read the explanations at the lab bench. It places structure and function together in a dynamic presentation of kinesiology. One of a kind, this book allows you to follow the lab work of a student's discovery of anatomy and physiology, form and function. Put on your gloves and get ready for dissection while you learn and apply concepts to explore and understand your own anatomy and physiology. Flip the page and let's begin!
Michelle Iafe is a Health and Human Sciences undergraduate student at Loyola Marymount University. Her interest in studying the science of the human body sparked when she began working with people with disabilities. She found that an understanding of the body allows for greater care and adaptive aid to help mobilize and empower people. This inspires her to pursue a career in the health field. This book is a reflection and presentation of her current studies of the human body to understand its structure and function. She hopes to share her experience, impart some knowledge, and most of all to inspire an interest in learning about the human body to help improve the health and well-being of people.