Anatomy and Physiology Courses Reading List

Published on 5th February 2019

Anatomy and Physiology courses reading List

We are often asked the question about recommended reading by our anatomy and physiology course students and to be honest, our course is pretty thorough and extra reading is not essential. However it is always good to have a good anatomy and physiology reference book so here is our list:

Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones and More! – Andrew Biel – 3rd Revised Edition. Books of Discover. ISBN: 0-9658535-5-4 This one is good but only really necessary for people who are going to do sports massage or osteopathy or similar

Anatomy and Physiology – Therapy Basics, by Helen McGuiness. Publisher Hodder Arnold ISBN: 9780340908082 available at Waterstones bookshops or via this is definitely a good anatomy and physiology course book for therapists 

The Concise Book of Muscles by Chris Jarmey – ISBN: 1556434669 Good for those of you who want to know your muscles 

ITEC textbook An Introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology by Louise Tucker -not the best book in the world, but if you are taking the ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology, it will give you a good indication of what the exam board expects.

Any book by Ross and Wilson. They write about anatomy and physiology for nurses and this tends to be at the right level for our anatomy and physiology course students. A book for medical students will be too complicated and detailed. This one is a colouring book, which Iis a really great resource to revise from.

In addition the following books make useful reading

Illustrated Medical Dictionary. The British Medical Association (2002) – Dorling Kindersley. ISBN: 0751333832 A medical dictionary is always useful, especially if you have a client come to you with a disease you’ve never heard of. It can save some embarrassment and also ensure that you treat safely.

Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Medicine & Surgery. 38th Edition. Gray, H et al (1995) – Churchill Livingstone. ISBN: 0805350861  Not for the feint hearted! This is a full on medical text book of anatomy.

Atlas of Skeletal Muscles. 4th Edition – Stone, R J & stone JA (2003) McGraw Hill Higher Education. ISBN: 0071199012 Again a good muscle book for body workers.


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