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Preface x Acknowledgments xii Chapter 1 THE METRIC SYSTEM AND MEASUREMENT Case Study 1.1 Units and measurements 1.2 The SI system 1.3 Unit prefixes 1.4 Simple metric conversions Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 2 ORGANISATION OF THE HUMAN BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, HOMEOSTASIS AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL Case Study 2.1 Structure and function 2.2 A typical human cell 2.3 Tissues and organs 2.4 Systems of the body 2.5 Homeostasis 2.6 Heat energy and homeostasis Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 3 THE ORTHOPAEDICS WARD AND THE MUSCULAR/SKELETAL SYSTEM FORCE, MOVEMENT AND ENERGY IN THE HUMAN BODY Case Study 3.1 Force 3.2 Pressure 3.3 Force and movement 3.4 The strength of bone, muscle and connective tissue 3.5 Bone and joint prostheses 3.6 Muscles and movement 3.7 Energy in the body Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 4 THE GENERAL WARD AND CLIENT CARE: PART 1 ATOMS, MOLECULES AND CHEMICAL BONDS Case Study 4.1 What is a chemical? 4.2 Bonding 4.3 Organic compounds in the body 4.4 Functional groups 4.5 Chemical homeostasis Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 5 THE GENERAL WARD AND CLIENT CARE: PART 2 METABOLISM, ENZYMES AND CHEMICAL ENERGY Case Study 5.1 Metabolism 5.2 Enzymes 5.3 Energy production in the body Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 6 THE RESPIRATORY WARD AND CLIENT CARE THE GAS LAWS, DIFFUSION OF GASES AND MOLECULAR TRANSPORT PROCESSES Case Study 6.1 Ventilation 6.2 Solubility of gases in liquids 6.3 Diffusion 6.4 The movement of molecules in and out of cells 6.5 Air pollution Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 7 THE RENAL UNIT AND CLIENT CARE ACIDS, BASES AND SOLUTION CONCENTRATIONS Case Study 7.1 Acids and bases 7.2 Acidosis and alkalosis 7.3 The measurement of solution concentration Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 8 THE CORONARY CARE UNIT: THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM TONICITY OF SOLUTIONS, BLOOD PRESSURE AND FLUID FLOW Case Study 8.1 Blood as a solution 8.2 Blood and fluid pressure 8.3 Factors affecting flow rates of fluids in vessels Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 9 THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM IN THE BODY VOLTAGE, CURRENT, RESISTANCE, CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS Case Study 9.1 Electricity and magnetism 9.2 Voltage, current and resistance 9.3 Conductors and insulators in the body 9.4 Diagnostic and therapeutic uses of electricity and magnetism Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 10 THE CLINICS PART 1: LIGHT AND SOUND PROPERTIES OF LIGHT AND SOUND, VISION AND HEARING, NOISE POLLUTION Case Study 10.1 Light and waves 10.2 Refraction 10.3 Eyesight correction 10.4 Electromagnetic waves 10.5 The ear and sound waves 10.6 The medical applications of sound 10.7 Noise pollution Questions End of Chapter Activities Chapter 11 THE CLINICS PART 2: METABOLIC DISORDERS DNA AND RNA, PROTEIN SYNTHESIS AND METABOLIC DISORDERS Case Study 11.1 DNA and RNA 11.2 Protein synthesis 11.3 Metabolic dysfunction 11.4 Toxins and pollutants 11.5 Principles of clinical measurement and testing 291 Questions 295 End of Chapter Activities Chapter 12 THE ONCOLOGY WARD AND CLIENT CARE NUCLEAR RADIATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE BODY Case Study 12.1 The structure of the atomic nucleus 12.2 Nuclear radiation: types, units, half-life and dosages 12.3 The effects of radiation on living tissue 12.4 Radiation treatment and diagnosis Questions End of Chapter Activities Appendix 1 FUNDAMENTAL MATHEMATICS PERCENTAGE, RATIO AND ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS Fundamental mathematical operations Reading algebraic equations Practice problems Appendix 2 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS TYPES OF DATA, DISPLAYING DATA, MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY AND MEASURES OF DISPERSION Types of data Displaying discrete data Displaying continuous data Interpreting the data Summary Answers to End of Chapter Questions Glossary Bibliography Index The Periodic Table

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