Advanced Human and Social Biology

Author: Glenn Toole,Susan Toole

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748729111

Category: Psychology

Page: 601

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Written specifically to cover the requirements of all A-level Human and Social Biology courses, this text is based on the authors' Understanding Biology for Advanced Level. It can also be used for GNVQ Health and Social Care, GNVQ Nursing Studies, and the introductory biology aspect of courses training the professions allied to medicine. The straightforward text, which is complemented by diagrams, is supplied together with a book of illustrations.

Human and Social Biology for Caribbean Schools

Author: Ron Pickering,DeAnne Robb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199151202


Page: 240

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Intended for the students following the Human and Social Biology syllabus for CXC (CSEC). This illustrated work contains explanations on all topics and includes Caribbean examples. It is a useful resource for the students of this subject.

Human and Social Biology for CSEC

Author: Richard Fosbery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198352921

Category: Human biology

Page: 388

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Human and Social Biology for CSEC � 2nd Edition has been has been designed to allow students to work individually and co-operatively, using theoretical concepts in practical activities, giving students every opportunity to apply investigative and problem-solving skills.

Advanced Health and Social Care

Author: Neil Moonie

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435455897

Category: Medical care

Page: 498

View: 9703

This student textbook matches the mandatory units and key skills of the GNVQ in Health and Social Care qualification, advanced level. This revised edition contains information on key areas. Chapters and sub-chapters match the headings in the AVCE specifications, to ensure students find their way easily through the book. Every chapter contains case studies about real organizations, so that students can see how the theory they are learning is used every day in the real world.

Human and Social Biology for the Tropics

Author: Philip Gadd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333552803

Category: Human biology

Page: 261

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This revised and updated edition satisfies the requirements of the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and London Examination syllabuses in Human and Social Biology at GCSE O-Level. The subject is covered with detailed information about the structures of the body and its physiology, providing a grounding in human biology. The social aspects of biology such as the population explosion, pollution, drug abuse, disease, food and sex are related to biological processes where appropriate, but also given full treatment in their own right.

AS & A Level Human Biology Through Diagrams

Author: W. R. Pickering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199141968

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 181

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DT These highly successful revision guides have been brought right up-to-date for the new A Level specifications introduced in September 2000. DT Oxford Revision Guides are highly effective for both individual revision and classroom summary work. The unique visual format makes the key concepts and processes, and the links between them, easier to memorize. DT Students will save valuable revision time by using these notes instead of condensing their own. DT In fact, many students are choosing to buy their own copies so that they can colour code or highlight them as they might do with their own revision notes.

Human Physiology and Health

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Heinemann Secondary

ISBN: 9780435633097

Category: Health education --Study and teaching (Secondary)

Page: 284

View: 4841

Offers coverage of the content for the GCSE specifications in Human Physiology and Health, and Human biology. This title is suitable for students studying any of the BTEC or OCR Nationals in Health and Social Care, or Science.


The New Synthesis

Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674000896

Category: Science

Page: 697

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View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities" Harvard University Press is proud to announce the re-release of the complete original version of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis--now available in paperback for the first time. When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Sociobiology is probably more widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behavior, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation. The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day. In the introduction to this Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, Edward O. Wilson shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature. Human sociobiology, now often called evolutionary psychology, has in the last quarter of a century emerged as its own field of study, drawing on theory and data from both biology and the social sciences. For its still fresh and beautifully illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and its importance as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this anniversary edition of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis will be welcomed by a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning.

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM,Christine A. Brosnan, DrPH, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107672

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

Human Biology

An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective

Author: Sara Stinson,Barry Bogin,Dennis H. O'Rourke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118108043

Category: Social Science

Page: 780

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This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provide undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.

Molecular Biology of Human Cancers

An Advanced Student's Textbook

Author: Wolfgang Arthur Schulz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402031866

Category: Medical

Page: 508

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Cancer research is now an interdisciplinary effort requiring a basic knowledge of commonly used terms, facts, issues, and concepts. This interdisciplinary book meets this need, providing an authoritative overview to the field. It presents many of the molecules and mechanisms generally important in human cancers and examines a broad, but exemplary, selection of cancers. In addition, cancer research has now reached a critical stage, in which the accumulated knowledge on molecular mechanisms is gradually translated into improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This book summarizes the state, pitfalls, and potential of these efforts.

Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship

Compatibility Between Cultural and Biological Approaches

Author: Maximilian Holland

Publisher: Maximilian Holland

ISBN: 1480182001

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Resolving a decades long divide between what are often held to be incommensurate paradigms, Social Bonding & Nurture Kinship unites cultural and biological approaches to social life and kinship. The synthesis is non-reductive, respecting the core tenets of both paradigms, and also incorporates psychological attachment theory into the account.Praised by adherents of both perspectives, the work provides an exhaustive survey of the theoretical debates and empirical findings across a wide array of disciplines, providing students of social behaviour and kinship with a rich and comprehensive resource. This work is a powerful example of how social and physical sciences can unite on equal terms, without the danger of one being subsumed by the other. Both approaches emerge stronger as a result.Early Reviews:• "Maximilian Holland gets to the heart of the matter concerning the contentious relationship between kinship categories, genetic relatedness and the prediction of behavior. If he had been in the debate in the 1980s then a lot of subsequent confusion could have been avoided." Robin Fox• "Max Holland has demonstrated extraordinarily thorough scholarship in his exhaustive review of the often contentious discussions of kinship. He has produced a balanced synthesis melding the two approaches exemplified in the biological and sociocultural behavioral positions. His work in reconciling opposing views clearly demonstrates the value of interdisciplinary approaches. This should be the definitive word on the subject." Irwin Bernstein• "A brilliant discussion of the relationship between kinship and social bonding as understood in evolutionary biology and in sociocultural anthropology." Kirk Endicott• "Unlike many commentators who have tackled kinship in the context of biology, Holland takes culture seriously and deals fairly with Schneider's arguments. He acknowledges, correctly in my opinion, that culture and biology are both important but are largely relevant to separate questions. This book helps to untangle a long-standing disciplinary muddle." Richard Feinberg

Primate Behaviour and Social Ecology

Author: Hilary O. Box

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400955383

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 9133

One of the most obvious changes that has occurred in behavioural biology in recent years is that it has become conspicuously a problem orientated subject. Moreover, one of the most impor tant consequences of this has been to stimulate interdisciplinary links between evolutionary biology, zoology, ecology, anthro pology and psychology. The time is now right to ask questions which relate whole animals in the contexts of their ecosystems, with their social behaviour and development, with their perceptual and cog nitive capacities. These are new ways of looking at old problems, but we are still at the stage of finding out what kinds of questions to ask. For several years now I have been involved in teaching behavioural biology to students of psychology as well as zoology, and have greatly appreciated the opportunity to relate material across many different subject areas. It is the interfacing of prob lems, as in ecology and psychology for example, that makes 'more sense' of topics such as 'intelligence', responses to 'novelty', feeding strategies and socialleaming. The aim of the book is to provide readily digestible information in a number of areas of current interest in behavioural biology. Above all, it is intended to provide a basis for discussion and further inquiry.