What did you think about Human A&P?

  1. Just curious of students that have taken Human Anatomy & Physiology... did you find it difficult? Would you recommend taking this class only and no others at that time? Did you use flash cards? What is the class all about? Any feedback would be great!
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    When I went to nursing school I thought it was hard. I worked my heiny off to get Bs and was happy with them. I just taped lectures, took notes and highlighted my book.

    renerian
  4. by   camkib
    Hello there! I found A & P to be very challenging, but enjoyable. The material itself was not difficult, but there's a large amount to grasp in a short time frame. I think that the amount of material is what gets most people...If you stay organized and on top of things, you will do well.

    I reviewed my notes daily, used flash cards and also the text website was a big help.

    You will learn all the bones and muscles...you'll also learn all about the body's systems (what they're composed of and how they work) You'll also learn or review some chemistry as it relates to the body.

    In the end, I earned an A...If you need any help just pm or email me. This semester I'm taking A&P II...so I'll tell u how that goes!
  5. by   nessa1982
    Helo, I took an 8 unit verion of A&P (its like A&P I & II together) the, "suicide" class. Everything camkib said is correct if you keep up with the work, use flashcars and read all material ect. you will do well. I took the class alon with a 4 unit statistics class. I ended up with an "A" in A&P and a" B" in statistics. HTH
  6. by   colleen10
    I dug A&P!, so far one of my favorite classes.

    I took A&P1 in the 10 week summer session and got an A. My teacher was very straight forward and fair though, so that helped in studying for his exams.

    It is a lot of information to cover but hopefully you will find it very interesting. I think though, that you have to get into a certain mentality about it to study and do well in it. At least for me, it has been unlike any other class I have ever taken. A lot of memorization.

    My best advice is to start going over the bones and muscles now, it will help you later because you will surely have to memorize them all. And never get behind in your reading and studying. I studied for A&P each and every single day.

    I have A&PII this semester and hope to do as well. It is the only class I have though, so I'll be able to devote extra time to it.

    I think if you are very committed and are sure to study every day you can do well in it while taking other classes. My lab partner this past summer was taking A&PI along with Chem and she was able to get high B's in both, plus she was working a full time job too.

    Good Luck!

    Col
  7. by   nessa1982
    Oh yeah, make up funny stories about things. During histology we had to memorize what all the tissue types look like to things like "tansitional epithelium looks like bobbies", (this form our teacher) rally helps. Make real life comparisons to everything. Make it fun. I thought the class was fun, sometimes gorss, but mostly fun.
  8. by   tabbeycatt
    I thought A&P was somewhat of a challenge but I enjoyed my instructor so I think that is why I did well in the class. I ended up with an "A". We used the Holes Anatomy book and it had a website that helped me tremendously. I used flashcards also. My sister and I are both trying to get into the program and are taking our classes together so we quiz each other daily on the material. It helps if you have a study buddy. I had a friend who took A&P with Chem and she got an A in Chem and a B in A&P. I'm taking A&P 2 and Chem this semester so I'll let you know. Good luck to you.
  9. by   Shopgirl2262
    I really enjoyed A&P, it is a bit difficult if you don't review it every night. A&P is basically learning all the body systems and how they work. You dont get into any diseases or anything like that. Its all pretty basic, but what makes it difficult is the amount of time you have to learn it. I earned my B+ ....Good luck!
  10. by   nursbee04
    I loved A&P, but it is chanllenging and you can't let yourself get behind. My instructor was really great and was an advisor for the nursing program, so that was a big help. We learned about body systems and the diseases that go along w/ them. He provided notes, which I found to be really helpful. And those little rhymes we made up to remember stuff really work (the stupider, the better!!) Good luck!!
  11. by   StudentSandra
    A&P I was the first classroom I had entered since HS 24 years earlier. I also took General Biology, Psychology, & Sociology that semester and managed A's in all the classes. So as others have pointed out, it can be challenging but doable.

    My first 10 credit hour nursing class (no other classes that semester) was more intense than those 14 hours combined.

    Good luck !!!!!!!!
  12. by   nursing 101
    In my school Anatomy is one class and Physiology is another class. So I took them both together... It's like taking A&P I and II
    together. I got an A in Anatomy and a B in Physio missed the A by 2 points... But it wasn't easy. I hated the Endocrine system with a passion. Too many hormones that do the same function. Maybe my brain was too tired at the end but I hated the digestive sytem too. Just for fun I started reading the digestive system on my break and it didn't seem that bad.
    Get ready for alot of studying and covering alot of material. Overall, before I took the class I honestly didn't know what the human body was all about. Now I know the names of all the bones in the body, the bumps, fissures and openings along them.
    But I would not want to take take an upper level Physiology class.
    I feel sorry for pre-med students.
    Last edit by nursing 101 on Jan 7, '03
  13. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by camkib
    Hello there! I found A & P to be very challenging, but enjoyable. The material itself was not difficult, but there's a large amount to grasp in a short time frame. I think that the amount of material is what gets most people...If you stay organized and on top of things, you will do well.

    I reviewed my notes daily, used flash cards and also the text website was a big help.

    You will learn all the bones and muscles...you'll also learn all about the body's systems (what they're composed of and how they work) You'll also learn or review some chemistry as it relates to the body.

    In the end, I earned an A...If you need any help just pm or email me. This semester I'm taking A&P II...so I'll tell u how that goes!
    Thanks so much for the offer!!! Glad to hear you got an "A" ! Was that the only class that you took or did you take others along with it?
  14. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by tabbeycatt
    I thought A&P was somewhat of a challenge but I enjoyed my instructor so I think that is why I did well in the class. I ended up with an "A". We used the Holes Anatomy book and it had a website that helped me tremendously. I used flashcards also. My sister and I are both trying to get into the program and are taking our classes together so we quiz each other daily on the material. It helps if you have a study buddy. I had a friend who took A&P with Chem and she got an A in Chem and a B in A&P. I'm taking A&P 2 and Chem this semester so I'll let you know. Good luck to you.
    That is so cool that you and your sis did this together! Good luck to you too!!

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