Supplement List

Teaching and Learning Supplements

McGraw-Hill offers various tools and technology products to support the sixth edition of Understanding Human Anatomy and Physiology. Students can order supplemental study materials by contacting their campus bookstore. Instructors can obtain teaching aids by calling the McGraw-Hill Customer Service Department at 1-800-338-3987, visiting our A&P catalog at, or contacting their local McGraw-Hill sales representative.

Text Website

This ARIS website includes tutorials, animations, practice quizzing, helpful Internet links and more - a whole semester’s worth of study help for students. Instructors will find a complete electronic homework and course management system where they can create and share course materials and assignments with colleagues in just a few clicks of the mouse. Instructors can also edit questions, import their own content, and create announcements and/or due dates for assignments. ARIS offers automatic grading and reporting of easy-to-assign homework, quizzing, and testing.

Now included on the ARIS website is the Online Presentation Center for Instructors:
Part of the ARIS Website, the Presentation Center is an digital library containing assets such as photos, artwork, animations, tables, PowerPoint outlines, and other media resources that can be used to create customized lectures, visually enhance tests and quizzes, and design compelling course websites or attractive printed support materials.

Creating Your Course Lectures Just Got Easier!
Accessed from this website, the Presentation Center’s dynamic search engine allows you to explore by discipline, course, textbook chapter, asset type, or keyword. Simply browse, select, and download the files needed to build engaging course lectures. All assets are copyrighted by McGraw-Hill Higher Education but can be used for classroom purposes. The visual resources included in this collection are located easily within each chapter:

  • Art Full-color digital files of all illustrations in the book can be readily incorporated into lecture presentations, exams, or custom-made classroom materials. In addition, all files are pre-inserted into blank PowerPoint slides for ease of lecture preparation.
  • Photos The photo collection contains digital files of instructionally significant photographs from the text, which can be reproduced for multiple classroom uses.
  • Tables Every table that appears in the text has been saved in electronic form for use in classroom presentations and/or quizzes.

In addition to the content found within each chapter, the Presentation Center contains the following multimedia instructional materials:

  • Active Art Active Art consists of art files that have been converted to a format that allows the artwork to be edited inside of PowerPoint. Each piece can be broken down to its core elements, grouped or ungrouped, and edited to create customized illustrations.
  • Animations Numerous full-color animations illustrating physiological processes are also provided. Harness the visual impact of processes in motion by importing these files into classroom presentations or online course materials.
  • Lecture Outlines Specially prepared custom outlines for each chapter are offered in easy-to-use PowerPoint slides.

Instructor's Testing and Resource CD-ROM

This cross-platform CD-ROM provides a wealth of resources for the instructor. One of the supplements featured on this CD is EZ Test, a flexible and easy-to-use electronic testing program. This program allows instructors to create tests from book specific items, and accommodates a wide range of question types, including the option for instructors to add their own questions. Multiple versions of the test can be created and any test can be exported for use with course management systems such as WebCT, BlackBoard or PageOut.

"Anatomy & Physiology Revealed" Student Tutorial

Anatomy & Physiology Revealed is a unique multimedia study aid designed to help you learn and review human anatomy using digital cadaver specimens. Dissections, animations, imaging, and self-tests all work together as an exceptional tool for the study of structure and function.

The Anatomy & Physiology Revealed CD series includes:
Volume 1 – Skeletal and Muscular Systems
Volume 2 – Nervous System
Volume 3 – Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Lymphatic Systems
Volume 4 – Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive, and Endocrine Systems
A new online version (coming soon!) of APR will also include the Integumentary System and expanded histology content.

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Virtual Anatomy Dissection Review (Available online or as a CD-ROM

This multimedia program contains high-quality cat dissection photographs that are correlated to illustrations and photos of human structures. The format makes it easy to identify and review cat anatomy, and also relate the cat specimen to corresponding human structures.

Physiology Interactive Lab Simulations (Ph.I.L.S.)

This unique study tool contains 26 lab simulations that allow students to perform experiments without using expensive lab equipment or live animals. The easy-to-use interface offers students the flexibility to change the parameters of every lab experiment, with no limit to the amount of times they can repeat experiments or modify variables. The power to manipulate each experiment reinforces key physiology concepts by helping students to view outcomes, make predictions, and draw conclusions.

"MediaPhys" Tutorial

This physiology study aid offers detailed explanations, high-quality illustrations, and animations to provide a thorough introduction to the world of physiology. MediaPhys is filled with interactive activities and quizzes to help reinforce physiology concepts that are often difficult to understand.

e-Instruction Teaching Aid

The Classroom Performance System (CPS) is an interactive system that allows the instructor to administer in-class questions electronically. Students answer questions via hand-held remote control keypads (clickers), and their individual responses are logged into a gradebook. Aggregated responses can be displayed in graphical form. Using this immediate feedback, the instructor can quickly determine if students understand the lecture topic, or if more clarification is needed. CPS promotes student participation, class productivity, and individual student confidence and accountability. Specially designed questions for e-Instruction to accompany Understanding Anatomy and Physiology are provided through the book’s ARIS website.


The set of transparency acetates that accompanies this text includes 200 full-color images identified by the author as the most useful figures to incorporate into lecture presentations.