Textbooks and Curriculum

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The ALU Curriculum Committee reviews the topics and content in each of the ALU and MRAP textbooks on a regular cycle. Click the link to review the information offered in the ALU and MRAP Curriculum.

ALU 101 Exam Textbooks:

There are two textbooks for the ALU 101 Examination. The first textbook is: Basic Life Insurance Underwriting, 10th Edition, published by the Academy of Life Underwriting. Students are responsible for the entire ALU 101 text.

The second textbook is: Valerie C. Scanlon and Tina Saunders, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Eighth Edition, F. A. Davis Company. Students are responsible for selected readings as outlined in the introduction to Basic Life Insurance Underwriting, 10th Edition.

ALU 201 Exam Textbooks:  

There are two textbooks for the ALU 201 examination. The first textbook is: Intermediate Medical Life Insurance Underwriting, 7th Edition, published by the Academy of Life Underwriting. Students are responsible for the entire ALU 201 text.

The second textbook is: Valerie C. Scanlon and Tina Saunders, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Eighth Edition, F. A. Davis Company. Students are responsible for selected readings as outlined in the introduction to Intermediate Medical Life Insurance Underwriting, 7th Edition.

ALU 202 Exam Textbooks:

The textbook for the ALU 202 Examination is Intermediate Non-Medical Life Insurance Underwriting, 10th Edition. Students are responsible for the entire ALU 202 text.

ALU 301 Exam Textbooks: 

There are two textbooks for the ALU 301 Examination. The first textbook is: Advanced Life Insurance Underwriting, 9th Edition. Students are responsible for the entire ALU 301 text.

The second textbook is: Valerie C. Scanlon and Tina Saunders, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Eighth Edition, F. A. Davis Company. Students are responsible for selected readings in this textbook as outlined in the introduction to Advanced Life Insurance Underwriting, 9th Edition.

In addition to the assigned reading materials, ALU 301 students will be expected to have general knowledge of:

  1. medical abbreviations and terminology;
  2. normal values for commonly encountered laboratory tests;
  3. basic electrocardiographic patterns and their significance; and
  4. general anatomy and physiology to the degree consistent with day-to-day underwriting, and (5) commonly encountered diseases and impairments.

Medical Risk Assessment Principles - MRAP-2 Exam Textbooks: 

There are two textbooks for the MRAP-2 Examination. The first textbook is: Medical Risk Assessment Principles - Textbook Two, First Edition. Students are responsible for the entire MRAP-2 text.

The second textbook is: Valerie C. Scanlon and Tina Saunders, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Eighth Edition, F. A. Davis Company, 2014. Students are responsible for selected readings as outlined in the introduction to Medical Risk Assessment Principles - Textbook Two, First Edition.

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology: 

The Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, Eighth Edition is no longer available from the ALU It may be purchased from an online bookseller such as Amazon.com or the publisher.