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MindTap Basic Health Sciences for Introduction to Health Care 4th Edition

Dakota Mitchell, Lee Haroun

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MindTap Basic Health Science for Introduction to Health Care, 4th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap's learning path emphasizes the foundational skills common to all health care professions with activities, interactive exercises, and videos. Learners practice core competencies through application-based activities that introduce health care, challenge students to apply concepts to practice and think like health care professionals. MindTap is certified by Quality Matters, an award-winning leader in quality assurance for online education with rubrics for online and blended course design used by more than 800 universities and schools systems.

Dakota Mitchell, Kaiser Permanente (retired)

Dakota Mitchell, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., earned her master of science degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Santa Clara. The combination of these advanced degrees provides a valuable perspective for understanding and functioning within the rapidly evolving world of health care today. Dakota has more than 35 years of experience in health care, including education, management, and curriculum consultation. In addition to devoting many years to classroom and clinical teaching, she has developed and implemented innovative health care programs at both the vocational and associate degree levels. Dakota has written and/or served as a content expert on numerous health care instructional projects for Cengage Learning.

Lee Haroun,

Lee Haroun, M.A., M.B.A., Ed.D., has over 45 years of experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and writer. She has worked with hundreds of health care students and has a special interest in helping them become successful professionals. Her work has included coordinating curriculum development for a variety of programs, including occupational therapy assistant, patient care technician, health information technician, and insurance coder. In addition, she has focused on helping health care instructors succeed, and her doctoral dissertation explored the transition of health care professionals from the field to the classroom. Lee is the author of CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (Elsevier Science), coauthor of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FIELDWORK SURVIVAL GUIDE with Bonnie Napier-Tibere (F.A. Davis), coauthor of TEACHING IDEAS AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES FOR HEALTH CARE with Susan Royce (Cengage Learning), and technical writer for ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH & WELLNESS by James Robinson and Deborah McCormick (Cengage Learning). She also developed video content and scripts for Delmar’s CAREER SUCCESS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS DVD Series, content for health care career exploration software published by Cengage Learning, and numerous instructional materials for a variety of publishers.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
1.Why Do I Need to Know This? – Reality Check and Assignment. Students watch a video and answer the related questions to learn the importance of learning the content in the chapter.

2. What Do I Know Already? – Check Yourself. Students take a pretest to see how much of the chapter content they already know.

3. eBook for Introduction to Health Care, Fourth Edition. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with tagged note-taking, highlighting and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

4. Readings and Quick Checks: Chapter reading is broken down into manageable chunks, which are immediately followed by Quick Check assignments to measure students’ understanding before they move on to the next reading.

5. Study Time: Students review key concepts from the chapter using lecture notes and flashcards and gauge their understanding with interactive games.

6. Chapter Homework: A 15-25 question quiz with feedback and rejoinders let students feel confident about knowing the chapter material before they move on.

7. Apply Yourself: Through Learning Lab simulations or application-based questions, students apply concepts learned in a real-world context with patient scenarios and engaging activities.

8. Test Yourself: Measure students’ competency of the chapter material with the posttest. Compare scores on the pretest with posttest scores to see students’ improvement after all of the practice and graded activities.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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“MindTap’s greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable.”

“I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success.”

“Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I’ve never seen any results like this.”

“MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there.”

“I’m definitely more engaged because of MindTap.”

“MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor Companion Web Site

ISBN: 9781305574991
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at You'll be able to access a test bank powered by Cognero®, Power Point® presentations, suggested answers to “Thinking It Through” and “Application Exercises,” and answers to review questions found in the textbook, answers to workbook exercises, and the Instructor’s Manual with suggestions for class activities and procedure check-off forms for evaluating skills.

Student Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305648500
This website provides a variety of resources to help students review for class, including Power Point® slides, animations and videos.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305575165
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.


ISBN: 9781305574953
The student workbook is design to provide students with additional practice. A variety of questions and exercises are included to help reinforce in different ways the material students have learned. Types of questions and exercises include defining terms, matching, identification, true/false, true/false rewrite, multiple choice, completion, ordering, and labeling. Additionally, each chapter includes two critical-thinking scenarios to encourage students to think about and apply concepts learned in the chapter. Procedure checklists are also included to help students assess their mastery of the basic hands-on skills included in the text.

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