Health: The Basics, Global Edition + Mastering Health with Pearson eText

Series
Pearson
Author
Rebecca J. Donatelle  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Pub.-date
November 2014
ISBN13
9781292069142
ISBN
1292069147
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Health: The Basics, Global Edition + Mastering Health with Pearson eText
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Description

For courses in Personal Health.
This package includes MasteringHealth™.


Connecting Your Health to Your World—Money and Technology Edition 

Health: The Basics, Eleventh Edition focuses health coverage on real-world topics that have the greatest impact on students’ lives, bringing health topics to life and keeping students hooked on learning and living well.  This text addresses students’ diverse needs and learning styles with new Video Tutors and the new MasteringHealth.™ Along with its dynamic new content and technology, this book retains its hallmarks of currency, excellent research, strength in behavior change, attractive design, imaginative art, and unique mini-chapters.

 

This program presents a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Health: The Basics, Eleventh Edition will:

  • Cover health topics with a real-world focus: Money and Technology are two of the timeliest issues arising in health today and are addressed through the new Money & Health and Tech & Health boxes. A new mini-chapter targets financial challenges students face every day, such as budgeting, scams, and debt.

  • Make health mobile: Video Tutors throughout the text present key figures or points of discussion in an engaging video. QR codes make these short videos easily viewable from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

  • Support instructors: Robust instructor tools, including the Teaching Toolkit with rich media, the Test Bank, and the new MasteringHealth learning platform help you plan your lecture and assess students.

  • Encourage critical thinking and behavior change: Learning Catalytics™ is a 'bring your own device” student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system that enables  instructors to assess students in real time, improve students’ critical-thinking skills, access rich analytics, and more.

  • Personalize learning with MasteringHealth: MasteringHealth coaches students through the toughest health topics. Engaging tools help students visualize, practice, and understand crucial content, from the basics of health to the fundamentals of behavior change.


This package includes MasteringHealth, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.


My_Lab/Mastering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID.  Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


Features

Cover health topics with a real-world focus

  • NEW! A new mini-chapter, Focus On: Improving Your Financial Health, covers credit card scams, creating and sticking to a budget, student loans, planning for the future, and other topics related to the practical application of money and finances to health. The chapter follows the first chapter of the book.
  • NEW! Money & Health boxes cover elements of the financial or economic world that impact personal health. Topics include tips to maximize healthcare benefits while minimizing costs and guidelines to follow when shopping for fitness facilities to ensure you get a good deal.
  • NEW! Tech & Health boxes tackle technology advances that make a difference to students. Topics include reviews of various diet- and exercise-monitoring phone apps, a description of a low-cost diagnostic test that could revolutionize AIDS treatment in Africa, and a look at whether students who go “tech free” for a time go through the same withdrawal symptoms that drugs addicts experience.
  • NEW! Focus on: Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Diseases and Conditions and Focus on: Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine are new mini-chapters.

Make health mobile

  • NEW! Each chapter now includes a Video Tutor presentation that highlights a book figure or point of discussion in an engaging video (27 total). QR codes placed in the narrative tell students when a video is available. Just scan the QR code with a reader on your smartphone or tablet, and your phone loads up the appropriate Video Tutor.

Support instructors

  • NEW! Focus-on mini chapters now include Learning Outcomes.
  • To help streamline content, coverage of noninfectious diseases and complementary and alternative medicine have been pulled into their own mini-chapters.
  • The Test Bank includes Bloom’s Taxonomy and correlations to global and text-specific student learning outcomes to give instructors more options for assessing their students with a higher order of learning and efficacy standards. The Test Bank contains 120–170 questions per chapter. Question formats include multiple-choice, true/false, matching, and short answer/essay.
  • Assess student progress with MasteringHealthTM. Powerful tracking tools in MasteringHealth allow instructors to see how an individual student is progressing through the course compared to the class and the national average. Instructors can tackle areas where students are struggling right away, ensuring that every student has a chance to succeed.
  • NEW! Teaching Toolkit DVD replaces the previous Teaching Toolbox, to provide instructors everything they need to prepare for lecture and support their course electronically in one convenient place.

Encourage critical thinking and behavior change

  • Chapter Opener questions capture students’ attention and engage them in what they will be learning later in the chapter. The images accompanying the questions are repeated within the chapter, where answers can be found.
  • Assess Yourself self-assessments have been designed individually so that each is unique, fun, and appealing. They encourage students to evaluate their behaviors and health risks and to pursue their own behavior change projects. Your Plan for Change accompanies the self-assessments in each chapter, offering practical, targeted, time-based suggestions for behavior change.
  • Skills for Behavior Change boxes provide strategies for making healthy changes.
  • In-text “What Do You Think?” critical-thinking questions encourage students to r

New to this Edition

New To This Edition

Cover health topics with a real-world focus

  • A new mini-chapter, Focus On: Improving Your Financial Health, covers credit card scams, creating and sticking to a budget, student loans, planning for the future, and other topics related to the practical application of money and finances to health. The chapter follows the first chapter of the book.
  • Money & Health boxes cover elements of the financial or economic world that impact personal health. Topics include tips to maximize healthcare benefits while minimizing costs and guidelines to follow when shopping for fitness facilities to ensure you get a good deal.
  • Tech & Health boxes tackle technology advances that make a difference to students. Topics include reviews of various diet- and exercise-monitoring phone apps, a description of a low-cost diagnostic test that could revolutionize AIDS treatment in Africa, and a look at whether students who go “tech free” for a time go through the same withdrawal symptoms that drugs addicts experience.
  • Focus on: Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Diseases and Conditions and Focus on: Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine are new mini-chapters.

Make health mobile

  • Each chapter now includes a Video Tutor presentation that highlights a book figure or point of discussion in an engaging video (27 total). QR codes placed in the narrative tell students when a video is available. Just scan the QR code with a reader on your smartphone or tablet, and your phone loads up the appropriate Video Tutor.

Support instructors

  • Focus-on mini chapters now include Learning Outcomes.
  • To help streamline content, coverage of noninfectious diseases and complementary and alternative medicine have been pulled into their own mini-chapters.
  • Assess student progress with MasteringHealth. Powerful tracking tools in MasteringHealth allow instructors to see how an individual student is progressing through the course compared to the class and the national average. Instructors can tackle areas where students are struggling right away, ensuring that every student has a chance to succeed.
  • Teaching Toolkit DVD replaces the previous Teaching Toolbox, to provide instructors everything they need to prepare for lecture and support their course electronically in one convenient place.

Table of Contents

1. Accessing Your Health

Focus on: Improving Your Financial Health

2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health

Focus on: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health

3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges

Focus on: Improving Your Sleep

4. Preventing Violence and Injury

5. Building Healthy Relationships and Understanding Sexuality

6. Considering Your Reproductive Choices

7. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction and Drug Use

8. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly and Ending Tobacco Use

9. Eating for a Healthier You

10. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image

11. Improving Your Personal Fitness

12. Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Focus on: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes

13. Protecting against Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Focus on: Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Diseases and Conditions

14. Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying

15. Promoting Environmental Health

16. Making Smart Health Care Choices

Focus on: Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine