UBC prof launches new medical textbook on understanding the heart

Assoc. Prof. Carol-Ann Courneya, UBC Faculty of Medicine, together with Dr. Michael Parker, Harvard University, recently launched a new textbook Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach, to be used for the first time in the Cardio Block in the MD Undergraduate Program in February 2011. This book focuses on the clinically relevant information about how the healthy heart normally works.

“I’ve explained things as I might if a first-year student was in my office and asked a question,” say Courneya. “It’s a less dense textbook and more conversational.”  The book also provides access to online interactive animations to offer students a “hands on” way of exploring concepts.