*** A&P II Winter 2006 Club *** - page 7

well, it's about time to start this thread, i think!! let's get our bearings and see who all is in the same boat in january! i finish up the first half of a&p with a comprehensive exam on... Read More

  1. by   kayel
    I had my first lecture yesterday also! It's the same class/course as last term but we are moving on to the next phase! The prof kept saying how he was normally napping at this time last week so it was kind of funny. It was good to be back. We found out that the class average for our Christmas exam is 51%. I'm sorry, but there is something wrong if that is the class average. Oh well .. at least I held my own and still have my A!

    Julie64, glad to hear you had a great first day back! We don't have labs the first week since there are so many of them Monday and Tuesday people would have to cram into the last three days of the week (which wouldn't work). How have day 2 and 3 been?

    NoelChristine, looks like you guys are starting on the same point as Julie! Cool! Is your workbook pretty helpful/well written? That is a nice idea!

    MonaLisa2, welcome to allnurses!! Please feel free to check in here with any questions this term. I wish I had thought of that last term LOL!

    I'm at school already and wasting a bit of time surfing .. but that's ok. I'm going to have to ease back into this semester slowly (yeah, RIGHT). I have class at 10:10 and then am going out for lunch with my sister (visiting), mom, daughter and daughter's boyfriend. Have a great day, all!!
  2. by   TerreP
    My first day is Jan. 17th, both lecture and lab, and I am actually anxious to get started!!! Not that I'm not enjoying the break, but I am ready to get started again. (Actually, I'm ready to be finished...getting really burned out on school and working full time....but I refuse to quit till I get that degree!!!)

    Terre
  3. by   Julie64
    Honestly, the pace of the first week has been brutal! We have our first test on Thursday and LOTS of histology. The difference between this and AP1 is that on our lab practicals, instead of mostly just identifying tissues and body parts we will also have to say what they produce (which hormones) and what those homones do. In AP1 those type of questions were only on the lecture exams.

    On the positive side of things, my brain finally started kicking into gear today. I have felt like I wasn't getting any traction so to speak. Tomorrow I will be in open lab most of the day. Has anyone else starting looking at slides yet? Specifically, the hypothalamus? I find that slide really confusing...what am I looking for?

    Karen, great job keeping your A! That's awesome, especially considering your class average-ouch!

    NoelChristine, your workbook sounds reall;y neat to me too. How has the rest of your week gone? Are you using Tortora's text?

    BTW, I don't think I'll be selling my book after this either. My teacher implied last quarter that it's probably a bad idea. You never know what you might need to refer to in it later.

    Julie
  4. by   ChristineN
    Quote from kayel

    NoelChristine, looks like you guys are starting on the same point as Julie! Cool! Is your workbook pretty helpful/well written? That is a nice idea!
    The workbook appears to be well written. How it works he'll leave blanks at certain places in the book, then on the overheads he'll have filled in the answers for us to write down. All that is in the workbook is all that we'll be tested/quizzed over, so it may save some of the uncertanity of knowing what all is going to be tested. I've not used this professor before for lecture (had him for A&P 1 lab), but those that tell did have him for lecture tell me this system works out great!
  5. by   ChristineN
    Quote from Julie64

    NoelChristine, your workbook sounds really neat to me too. How has the rest of your week gone? Are you using Tortora's text?
    I had my first lab session Thursday (same teacher as lecture). We quickly started on the endocrine system, which I think just finding parts like thyroid'll be easy 'cause in some cases he's only using a pic/model for one organ/part! It didn't take long to go through the endocrine system. We also have to learn the hormones listed in our text on our own time, as well as what causes diabetes.

    Next in class, I found out that unlike A&P1, we'll now be using laptops in class. My school invested in a anatomy computer program (A.D.A.M, anyone heard of it?) and starting next week we'll be using it in lab! So, yesterday, the instructor helped us all learn out to set up the laptops.

    Moving on to the final portion of lab, he had a handout about blood that we had to fill in some things that could be on the test (the back of the handout is about blood typing, which he says we'll cover next week). Finally, before we left, we had to look at the five different types of white blood cells as well as a cutting from some endocrine organs, under the microscope. These slides will be on the first exam, which is in three weeks.

    No, Julie, I am not using Tortora's text. My school uses Marieb's text and lab manual.
  6. by   Daytonite
    Quote from NoelChristine
    Next in class, I found out that unlike A&P1, we'll now be using laptops in class. My school invested in a anatomy computer program (A.D.A.M, anyone heard of it?) and starting next week we'll be using it in lab! So, yesterday, the instructor helped us all learn out to set up the laptops.
    Yes, A.D.A.M. is, I guess you would call it, a multi-media company. They, are almost exclusively involved in developing and producing health care related teaching products for both student, professionals, and the general public. When I'm surfing for anatomy information I often find the A.D.A.M. software program being used by schools in their anatomy programs. They have an anatomy program and a program for assessing the body. Their software includes animations and videos as well as quizzes. You must let me know if the diagrams and drawings are as spectacular as they've are advertised to be!
  7. by   kukukajoo
    That ADAM program sounds awesome!!

    Hey I have GREAT news too!! I thought my grade was too low in A & P once I sat down and looked grading techniques over and I saw an error that was made by the professor. My grade was etered as a B but I thought it should at least be a B= so I emailed her on Dec 21 very late. Well she just got back from her winter break today and I got an email from her!
    She did indeed make an addition error and my actual grade is an A! Great news to me since this is what is used in determining entrance into the nursing program this fall!

    We have to apply to the Program this month and I am certain I will be accepted and am so excited right now! All this hard work is starting to pay off! Going back to college has to be the best choice I have ever made!
  8. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    We used the ADAM software in my A&PI and I loved it. It explains things really well and has great animated diagrams.
  9. by   kukukajoo
    Do you know if any version of this software would be available to the consumer to purchase?
  10. by   TerreP
    A couple of the nurses I work with had a great suggestion that I thought I would share. They suggested getting a digital voice recorder to record all the lectures. I found one on eBay for $40, and it downloads to your PC, so you can save the lectures and listen to them again to review for tests and the final. Sounded like a great idea to me, because sometimes you miss something, or can't take notes fast enough. Anyway, just an idea that I'm gonna try!!

    Terre
  11. by   ChristineN
    Quote from kukukajoo
    Do you know if any version of this software would be available to the consumer to purchase?
    I don't know that, but if it is, it will be pricy. My teacher said it costs around $500.
  12. by   kukukajoo
    wow!! It's at adam.com and retails for 695.00 I think I will go without!
  13. by   BeachPrincess
    Hi all I am new to the board but I am a pre-nursing student and will be taking APII starting January 17th. I am so excited, but a little nervous about the practicals this semester. I wish everyone the best of luck this semester.

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