My first anatomy class.... help

  1. Ok so I am a tad nervous and it doesn't start until january! i think i have decided to take the 5 cedit anatomy class at IUPUI which counts for anp101 and anp102 at ivy tech which is where i am enrolled at. It is on sundays with lecure 9 to noon and lab from 1 to 4 or something.

    any suggestions on materials and stuff to help in this all day class?

    Thanks!
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  3. by   Freedom42
    I'd get a hold of a syllabus and a text book and start reading now. Even if you don't take detailed notes, you'll be familiar with concepts and terms when January roles around.

    Text books usually come with URLs for websites that are helpful for studying.

    A&P itself isn't difficult; it's the volume of the work that is. A head start is valuable. Don't let yourself fall behind.

    Good luck.
  4. by   Beary-nice
    Quote from ljohnsonjr
    Ok so I am a tad nervous and it doesn't start until january! i think i have decided to take the 5 cedit anatomy class at IUPUI which counts for anp101 and anp102 at ivy tech which is where i am enrolled at. It is on sundays with lecure 9 to noon and lab from 1 to 4 or something.

    any suggestions on materials and stuff to help in this all day class?

    Thanks!


    Sounds like you are pretty excited! It will be tough, but you can do it! If you can get any of your books for the class ahead of time, do so, but just remember that some bookstores have policies too...such as if you get a book and unwrap it...you can't return it...those types of things. I usually start with the main required books and go from there. Just don't burn yourself out before you even get to class trying to cram your head full though. Look at how the book is set up etc. If you have access to the internet, it will be helpful in your studies. I used it alot, especially for physiology.

    Be prepared for lots of memorization, have note cards etc available, whatever assists you in remembering all of the terms. It will be long Sundays for you, and I think you are anticipating that...but you will succeed! Good Luck!
  5. by   Daytonite
    i have over 8 pages of anatomy links. there are the ones that i have highlighted. i haven't had time to check them all out to see if the all the sites are still active or not. however, you have plenty of time before your new term starts to check these websites out! you will start learning cells, then bones, then muscles. use flashcards and memorize.

    http://www.sirinet.net/~jgjohnso/index.html this is the home page of the biology teacher at frederick high school in frederick, oklahoma. you want to link into the biology ii homepage, i notice that there is information in the biology i homepage that also pertains to some a&p that you can link into. there are plenty of notes, quizzes and practice exercises scattered throughout this extensive site, but i could not find any answers. presented in a little easier than college level.

    http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bio202/index.htm - follow links on the left side of the page to lecture notes (the general outline of the profs lectures) and study questions (answers are at the bottom of the pages). many of the sections of lecture notes have links to interesting online resources about some particular subject scattered throughout, so check out each page from top to bottom. most of the questions are multiple choice, but i did see at least one fill-in-the-blank practice test. occasionally the instructor has a link to a review sheet for the students to fill out. the section on the brain has a beautiful interactive brain tutorial for learning the cranial nerves and a test here: http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bio201/cn/cranial.htm

    http://homepage.smc.edu/wissmann_paul/anatomy1/ - a&p student help pages from santa monica college – very extensive collection of pictures and explanations and web links to all kinds of information related to a&p

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/wnor/t...anatplanes.htm - here is a site the shows and tells you the anatomical planes of the body, defines terms of relation or position, defines terms of movement, and has a listing of frequently used medical terms in anatomy with their definitions. a reference you might want to print out for your anatomy notebooks. it also has pretty extensive lists of quiz questions with answers for practicing.

    http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/site...ew0/index.html - the site of the textbook holes's human anatomy and physiology, 10edition on line learning center

    http://groups.msn.com/anatomyphysiologytests - this is a site that an instructor of a&p set up that has all the lecture exams, quizzes, and lab exams from his career (with answers). a neat site to check out!

    http://vilenski.org/science/humanbody/index.html - human body adventure. this is a high school site for human anatomy and life science. very basic introductory information.

    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/med...tomy/index.htm - links you into lumen learn 'em. has pictures of anatomy you can practice labeling. parts of the bones are labeled with numbers. by clicking on the numbers, the answer appears in a box on the left upper part of the page. you can link into some of the practice exams, but not all. includes answers. from loyola university school of medicine.

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/wnor/homepage.htm - the anatomy lesson by a professor from georgetown university. it is a walk through of basic human anatomy. very nice site for those who are studying anatomy for the first time. includes a link to a large number of practice exam questions (answers included) for you to test yourself.

    http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/aplab/index.html - this is a very large site developed by the a&p department of the university of wisconsin to help students to study laboratory materials for practical exams – lots of labeled pictures! click on "table of contents" at the left to link into the massive information on this site. there is also a section of exam questions at the link "ap test home".

    http://homepage.smc.edu/wissmann_paul/anatomy1/ - a&p student help pages from santa monica college – very extensive collection of pictures and explanations and web links to all kinds of information related to a&p

    http://www.msjensen.gen.umn.edu/webanatomy/ - these are links into fun interactive anatomy quizzes designed for freshman anatomy and physiology students presented by the university of minnesota. they are organized by body system and subjects. you can take the quizzes as a single player on your own, against a timed clock, or on line against other students (still under construction). at the left side are links into a group of matching questions and lots of diagrams of anatomical structures to labeling organized by body system.

    http://www.indiana.edu/~anat215/index.html - web site for indiana university a&p class – there is a link to their publishers textbook student pages. lecture notes are links into the instructor's outline of what was covered in lecture.

    http://www.rad.washington.edu/atlas2/ - nicely presented drawings of the muscles of the upper and lower extremities. select a muscle to view a beautiful drawing of it's location, and a listing of it's origin, insertion, action, innervation and arterial supply.

    http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~jgrass/aphome.html - web site of the instructor of a&p at the city college of san francisco. check the links on the left side of the page. there are links to quiz questions in human anatomy and physiology by body system. i was not able to get the answers to the quiz or to reset the quizzes. also check out http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~jgrass/links/links.html for links to internet information on a&p related stuff.

    http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/biologypages/ - this is a very simple review of biology subjects covered in a basic college biology class from the online site of the biology textbook maintained and written by john w. kimball, a former harvard professor.
    Last edit by Daytonite on Nov 28, '06
  6. by   ljohnsonjr
    Thank you all so much! I was planning to get my books early! It will be my only class so I will have time to study. I am a stay at home mom to 2 children with special needs, so I have nap time to study and then in the evenings when my husband is home. I REALLY want to do good in this class.

    Any suggestions on materials that you found handy? Besides highlighters and the norm?

    I am excited, I have been wanting to go to school for nursing since my son was born in 2002 with a rare genetic disorder. Now that he is down to only 8 specialists and in pre-school I finally have the time! I have a degree in computer programming currently, but am ready for the chalenge of nursing!

    Leanne - who's youngest just had his 5th surgery yesterday to make 10 surgeries total between my two boys!
  7. by   MegNeoNurse
    A&P coloring book! I found this helped alot with all of the memorizing you will be doing for anatomy.
  8. by   collegebound
    lots and lots of notecards!! I made a zillion flash cards for A&PI and II. It really helped me for lab as I could take pics of the models, skeletons, wireman, etc and print them out on notecards. Good luck to you!
  9. by   ljohnsonjr
    Quote from collegebound
    lots and lots of notecards!! I made a zillion flash cards for A&PI and II. It really helped me for lab as I could take pics of the models, skeletons, wireman, etc and print them out on notecards. Good luck to you!

    Good idea with the pictures!!! Did you take a camera or use your phone? Did people think you were nuts!
  10. by   lpn2rnstudent
    Hey-

    I took the class you are taking and had the same instructor. I got an A in the class and with hard work and dedication and a few pointers from me I am sure you can to!

    PM me
  11. by   collegebound
    Quote from ljohnsonjr
    Good idea with the pictures!!! Did you take a camera or use your phone? Did people think you were nuts!
    I know one girl who used her digital to take pics. (Way back when, when I took micro I would use my 35mm to take slide pics!!) Now, I just internet search for things like: respiratory models, urinary system models, etc. trying different variations for each. 9 times out of 10 I would find the exact models we had in class so it really made studying easy. Thank goodness for the internet!!

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