Designed for the one-semester course, Seeley/Stephens/Tate's Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology is written to allow instructors the ability to accomplish one overall goal: to teach the basics of A&P while fostering the skill of problem solving. Through learning how to solve problems and think critically, students learn A&P based on two themes: the relationship between structure and function, and homeostasisUpdated Art- In addition to art updates based on new data, and new scanning electron micrograph's, all of the homeostasis art pieces will be improved to better explain flow patterns and be easier to comprehend. ?Case in Point? Readings- Certain manifestations or symptoms are described to the reader based on the material in the text that they have just read. This is then followed by a physiological and/or anatomical explanation. These sections reinforce and present immediate real-life applications to what the student is reading, thereby increasing comprehension. In some instances they will build on the Clinical Aside boxes and Predict Questions (current features of the text) to offer an even more thorough example of the topic(s) being discussed in the surrounding textual material. Process figures. These self-contained art pieces break down physiological processes into a series of smaller steps, allowing students to track the key occurrences and learn them as they navigate through the figure. Homeostasis figures. These specialized flowcharts provide a summary of homeostatic mechanisms by outlining the functions of a system and the means by which that system regulates a parameter within a narrow range of values. System Pathology boxes. These boxes, found in each system chapter, represent a modified case study. Their goal is to show how each body system is influenced by the condition described in the case study. A System Interactions table explains how the pathology described impacts each body system, and a Predict question is included to stimulate application of the concepts utilized in the case.