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Introduction to Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 2nd Edition

  • Jahangir Moini
  • Casey Chaney
  • ISBN-10: 1284179362
  • ISBN-13: 9781284179361
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Introduction to Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition offers an introduction to pathology for students enrolled in physical therapist assistant (PTA) programs, effectively reviewing pathological states and conditions that every PTA should understand when working with patients. This text begins by introducing students to the underlying concepts of health and disease before delving into infection, inflammation, and repair. The core of the book explores the pathology of the body systems, followed by a consideration of environmental hazards and considerations for special populations.


  • Chapters describe normal body structures and functions, followed by pathologies.

  • For each pathology, information is organized into headings that include pathophysiology, incidence, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis

  • The Role of the PTA boxes in each chapter highlight how PTAs will encounter these pathologies in real-world settings

  • Considerations for the PTA boxes impart critical, supplemental information that is assistive in the day-to-day work of the PTA

  • Chapters conclude with a concise summary, review questions, case studies with critical thinking questions, and pertinent websites for additional review

About the Author

Jahangir Moini

Dr. Moini is a retired Professor of Health and Science who most recently taught at Eastern Florida State College. He previously served as Director of Allied Health Programs at Everest University, where he initially established the Pharmacy Technician Program before becoming director. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Moini served an Assistant Professor at Tehran University Medical and Nursing School. An internationally published author of 38 allied health textbooks, Dr. Moini devotes himself to helping today's students successfully prepare for a variety of health-related careers.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Health and Disease
Chapter 1: Health Versus Disease and Disability
Chapter 2: Mechanisms of Disease
Chapter 3: Cell Injury and Cell Death
Chapter 4: Genetic and Congenital Disorders
Chapter 5: Oncology

Unit 2: Infection, Inflammation, and Repair
Chapter 6: Infectious Disease
Chapter 7: Inflammation and Healing
Chapter 8: Immune Response, Hypersensitivity, and Autoimmune Disorders

Unit 3: Pathology of the Body Systems
Chapter 9: Skeletal Disorders
Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 11: Joint and Soft Tissue Disorders
Chapter 12: Central Nervous System Disorders
Chapter 13: Peripheral Nervous System Disorders
Chapter 14: Cardiovascular Disorders
Chapter 15: Blood Disorders
Chapter 16: Lymphatic Disorders
Chapter 17: Integumentary System Disorders
Chapter 18: Respiratory System Disorders
Chapter 19: Digestive System Disorders
Chapter 20: Urinary System Disorders
Chapter 21: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
Chapter 22: Endocrine System Disorders
Chapter 23: Male Reproductive System Disorders
Chapter 24: Female Reproductive System Disorders

Unit 4: Environmental Hazards
Chapter 25: Occupational Disorders and Injuries
Chapter 26: Psychological Disorders and the Influence of Stress
Chapter 27: Substance Abuse
Chapter 28: Effects of Immobility

Unit 5: Special Populations
Chapter 29: Pediatric Disorders
Chapter 30: Aging and Disease Processes