A & Pii

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    This is my third post regarding this issue. Please help me prepare for the spring semester by answering these questions. To all of you that have responded to my previous post. I thank you and value your opinion. I have had human A & P I and I passed with a "B" without working very hard. I got a "B" in comparative vertebrate A & P. The human course from the late 1980's tranferred to my new college and is all that is required for the first semester of clinicals. I will be taking the first semester of clinicals in January despite the advice I received from those who responded to my previous post. What should I spend my time studying from my A & P text? I have the text used by the Biology dept at the school I will be attending. I, of course, could study the entire book for the next 73 days or I could just study the parts that are most appropriate for the first semester of clinicals. Please, help me pick the relevant section/organ systems to concentrate on.
    I have a syllabus for A &P I should I just work through that in order to prepare? Please, help. In return I will help anyone on this student nursing board who is having difficulty with my favorite course-Microbiology.

    Sincerely,
    BioRN (to be)
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    Sorry the title of my post should have been A & P II not A&Pii LOL
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    Hi Bio,

    Is there any way you can get a syllabus for A&PII and go off of that?

    I'm also wondering how A&P I & II are set up at your school. At my school A&P I covers half of the body systems like Skelatol, Muscular, Endocrine. And then A&PII covers the rest of the body systems like Reproductive, etc.

    If you are confident in that you remember a good deal of information from A&P I then I would say just try to study as much as you can of what will be covered in A&P II. That way you'll do better in A&P and you'll have a basic knowledge of all the systems for when you go into clinicals.
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    Thanks Colleen. I forgot to mention A & P2 is not required for the first semester. It is required only for the 2nd semester and beyond.
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    At the University i took A&P 1 and 2, 2 was mmmmuuuucccchhhh easier. I passed 1 with a C, 2 with an A-. For 2 the professor provided a lecture outline and sold it for 12 bucks. His lectures followed the outline to the t. He felt that there was so much material to cover that he didn't want us spending the entire lecture taking notes and not understanding important concepts. Hopefully your prof will have the same philosophy. Happy studying!
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    Wow, I've never heard of a professor selling a study guide.

    I'm in AP II right now. Took AP I back in 1994. AP II is not a difficult class. We have covered the Central Nervous System, Endocrine System, Reproductive System, Digestive System, Circulatory System (blood & heart), Urinary System & the Respiratory System. I think we have the Immune System & Lymphatic Systems left. For a great web site that will help you with Anatomy & Physiology....check this place out. I just discovered it tonight & it covers everything about anatomy...

    http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/ap/saladi...nt_index.mhtml

    Jen
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    Wow, I've never heard of a professor selling a study guide.
    My micro teacher developed his own "study guide" and had it professionally published to sell in the book store - that is all he used - he wasn't fond of any of the texts. If you knew it inside and out along with his lectures - it was great - I aced it Though some @1/3 of the class didn't pass (which I didn't understand but...)

    I also got an A in A&PI - my prof went strictly from his notes...A&PII the prof lectured but if you didn't know the book you didn't pass (I thought II was much harder...)

    I would start familiarizing myself with the systems...
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    Like you, I am a returning student who hadn't taken A & P in years. My credits transferred.

    I didn't study a thing. Once you are in the nursing classes, you can look up what you need to know as you come across it, IF you need to. I don't recall looking up anything from my A & P text, and am 2/3 done with my first semester and have consistently scored well on all my exams.

    Believe me, the pricey texts you will be required to buy for your nursing classes will cover everything you need to know about the A & P. My books go over a lot of things I learned before, and I find myself thinking "oh yeah, I remember that". In fact, this semester is a lot of review of the many pre-reqs we were required to take (like chemistry, cultural diversity, sociology, physchology, microbiology, A & P etc.).

    GOOD LUCK!
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    Why don't you ask some A&P 2 students for their notes? Perhaps you could swap notes with someone.
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    Originally posted by Jennerizer
    AP II is not a difficult class. We have covered the Central Nervous System, Endocrine System, Reproductive System, Digestive System, Circulatory System (blood & heart), Urinary System & the Respiratory System. I think we have the Immune System & Lymphatic Systems left. For a great web site that will help you with Anatomy & Physiology....check this place out. I just discovered it tonight & it covers everything about anatomy...

    http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/ap/saladi...nt_index.mhtml

    Jen
    That is what we covered in A&P II also, and I also used that website, it was helpful.. BioRN, I would try to get a syllabus for the II class and go by that.


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