Consider using Kevin’s books and manuals in your
human anatomy and physiology courses!

Anatomy & Physiology 9e
(Patton & Thibodeau)

  • For the college 2-semester course.  
  • Comprehensive yet conversational, this  textbook incorporates brain-based learning  and reading strategies
  • Go to PattonAP.org for all kinds of author insights and teaching tips!

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
(Patton, Thibodeau, Douglas)

  • For the 1–semester course or light 2-semester course.
  • Streamlined coverage helps students focus in the central concepts of structure and function.

Structure & Function of the Body 15e(Thibodeau & Patton)

  • For the  1-semester  college course.
  • All the essentials of anatomy and physiology in a an accessible, condensed format for students considering health careers.
  • Go to PattonSF.org for all kinds of author insights and teaching tips!

The Human Body in Health & Disease 6e(Patton & Thibodeau)

  • For the  1-semester college course.
  • Core concepts of anatomy and physiology, integrated with pathophysiology content for pre-health professionals.

Mosby’s Handbook of Anatomy & Physiology 2e
(Patton & Thibodeau)

  • For all medical professions students, teachers, clinicians.
  • Pocket-sized yet comprehensive visual summary of body structure and function provides a handy reference just when you need it.

Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology 2e

  • For all A&P students to supplement their course materials.
  • Heavily illustrated guide teaches basic study skills as well as content-specific hints, analogies, concept maps—plus helpful cartoons!

Here are some great reasons
to consider using a Patton textbook:
  • Conversational writing and thoughtful text design have features that make the book more accessible to both expert and challenged readers.
    • Concepts are developed logically, rather than being presented as series of unrelated facts.
    • Chunking of chapters, sections, and paragraphs enhances readability and improves comprehension.
    • Built-in hints, study tips, and reading strategies develop reading comprehension and study skills.
    • Creative page design helps link text, tables, and illustrations in ways that promote learning.

  • Vibrant illustrations complement the written narrative to further enhance comprehension and learning.
    • Brief  “walk-throughs” of key diagrams and photographs help readers understand critical visual representations clearly.
    • Anatomical compass rosettes help readers gain skills in anatomical orientation.
    • Consistent color palette of anatomical and chemical structures help readers develop a sense of continuity in building and applying knowledge throughout the course.
    • Graphic representations of disease conditions spark student interest and enhance understanding of human pathology
    • Brief animated sequences help bring difficult concepts to life.

  • A focus on developing the language of science and medicine helps students learn now and in the future.
    • All key terms are boldface in the text narrative and appear in word lists in each chapter.
    • Word lists include an easy-to-use pronunciation guide and audio pronunciations are provided online.
    • Identification and translation of each word part that makes up every key term helps students gain the understanding of scientific and medical language they need to succeed in this course—as well as their professional courses and career.
    • Tips and basic principles of professional terminology are provided in a brief appendix.

  • A multisensory approach enhances ease of understanding concepts for all learning styles
    • Reading strategies and thoughtfully organized narrative help students get the most of out of their reading.
    • Opportunities for writing within the text (Quick Checks) and at the end of each chapter (Active Learning) promote application of concepts.
    • Verbal practice within word lists help readers develop the language of science and medicine.
    • Colorful flow charts, diagrams, illustrations, and photos help students visualize important concepts.
    • Numerous summary tables help students graphically organize ideas to better compare and contrast important elements of key concepts.
    • Audio glossary and audio chapter summaries reinforce learning while promoting familiarity with the language of anatomy, physiology, and pathology
    • Clear View of the Body provides a visual and kinesthetic experience of a virtual human dissection
    • Study Tips in each chapter provide multisensory activities to enhance learning chapter content
    • Online coloring exercises help students visualize important concepts with kinesthetic participation.