Infectious Diseases: The infectious disease supplement has been expanded to a full chapter containing up-to-date discussions of pandemic and emerging diseases as well as antibiotic resistance.
The authoring team recognizes that today’s students are digital learners. Therefore, not only has the content been developed in tandem with the text, but the author team has been actively involved at all levels of digital content development.
Guided Tutorials: Authored and narrated by Michael Windelspecht, this series of 2-minute guided tutorials explains some of the more difficult topics in the text.
Media Integration and Media Study Tools: Multimedia, including MP3 files, animations and videos are integrated into every chapter. At the end of each chapter, a media table lists each of the media assets.
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PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS: Learning Outcomes/Check Your Progress: The author has identified 3-4 Learning Outcomes for each heading. These have been constructed using Bloom's Taxonomy and will allow assessment of key concepts. Questions at the end of each section help students assess and/ or apply their understanding of the material in the section.
Learning Outcomes/Check Your Progress: The author has identified 3-4 Learning Outcomes for each heading. These have been constructed using Bloom's Taxonomy and will allow assessment of key concepts. Questions at the end of each section help students assess and/ or apply their understanding of the material in the section.
Before You Begin: Allows the students to assess whether they have mastered prerequisite key concepts before proceeding further into the chapter material.
Connecting The Concepts: Develops a series of learning threads that allow the instructor and student to bring related concepts together more easily.
Connections and Misconceptions: These applications are designed to connect interesting topics to the student's life and address common misconceptions regarding the science of biology that students frequently have.
Boxed Readings: Human Biology features three different types of boxed readings. Theses readings have been thoroughly updated to remain current. Each feature is supplemented by a series of questions that instructors may use to promote conversations in the classroom, or as the basis for one-minute opinion papers.