* Medical Microbiology Winter 2006 Club* - page 33

okay, people! who is with me on this one? i am feeling a little nervous about all those slides! i'm looking forward to meeting everyone in this course! i will gather up any useful sites i find in... Read More

  1. by   kayel
    well hmm it's been a while .... sorry about that!! we are winding down here. my last day of med mic is on monday!!! yay! i am doing well in the course and have no worries. i think there were lots of complaints about our prof last year and he has made the course very user-friendly for all levels, which is good! it's still a hard course but he has given lots of time for review as a class and has been very fair (including giving us all 3 free bonus questions for our last exam because of typos).


    our final exam is on the 13th. when is everyone else done?

    oh, btw, we had our lab final this week (which was interesting to fit in studying for with our a&p lab final the same week -- yargh). i didn't get around to seeing the marks but i'm sure i did ok so i'm not going to stress.
    Last edit by kayel on Apr 1, '06
  2. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    The lab test didn't go that well. She had us all pumped up that we could use our notes. But then... for the first half of the test (the lab practical), we could not use anything. We had to identify the different tests just by looking at the test tubes. I don't know about you all, but most of them look the same to me! I mean, there are slants, broths, and deeps, but that's the only difference I see! The written part was like 75 short answer question. No multiple choice. And it was soooo difficult. I don't even want to know my score.
  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    The lab test didn't go that well. She had us all pumped up that we could use our notes. But then... for the first half of the test (the lab practical), we could not use anything. We had to identify the different tests just by looking at the test tubes. I don't know about you all, but most of them look the same to me! I mean, there are slants, broths, and deeps, but that's the only difference I see! The written part was like 75 short answer question. No multiple choice. And it was soooo difficult. I don't even want to know my score.
    Your teacher should have been more upfront, sorry to hear that you had difficulty. You might have done better than you think.
    Our lab test was very difficult too and we had to indentify what kind of reactions took place in those darn test tubes.
  4. by   kayel
    Quote from Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    The lab test didn't go that well. She had us all pumped up that we could use our notes. But then... for the first half of the test (the lab practical), we could not use anything. We had to identify the different tests just by looking at the test tubes. I don't know about you all, but most of them look the same to me! I mean, there are slants, broths, and deeps, but that's the only difference I see! The written part was like 75 short answer question. No multiple choice. And it was soooo difficult. I don't even want to know my score.
    Ugh, that sounds pretty brutal. Yes, I am the same -- somehow some of it doesn't transfer as very meaningful to me. I hope you did better than you thought -- I will be thinking of you as you wait to hear!! I agree with Stpauligirl that the teacher should be been more upfront!
  5. by   Kathyz
    I had my first lab practical last Tues and got 46/50 (92%). I was so excited since I was finding the lab more difficult then the class. We have our third lecture exam on Tues (viruses, etc.) and are starting our unknowns on Thurs. I'm actually excited.

    Hang in there everyone. It's almost over.
  6. by   moonischasingme1
    Hey, I've been here at the library now for 3 hours working on my Group A Streptococcus powerpoint. I've never made one before, but they're pretty easy. I think I am going to stop for today and finish tomorrow. Would anyone like to see my presentation so far and give advice?? It is only halfway through. Kind of hard to figure out what info to include and what to exlude--she wants us to focus more on the actual organism and not the disease aspect--that will come last in my ppt.

    Is there a way to post it on here? hmm.
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Kathyz
    I had my first lab practical last Tues and got 46/50 (92%). I was so excited since I was finding the lab more difficult then the class. We have our third lecture exam on Tues (viruses, etc.) and are starting our unknowns on Thurs. I'm actually excited.

    Hang in there everyone. It's almost over.
    Great job, keep up the good work
    I agree with you, the lab is more difficult than the lecture
  8. by   allthingsbright
    ughhhhh...I dont know how single moms do it! I am trying to study for a big micro exam and my hubby is gone for the month of april (we are getting ready to move and he has gone ahead of me and the kids). So I ahve the kids by myself and I am trying to study for all this crap...I am losing my mind. We have two more exams after this, a lab quiz and our lab practical comprehensive final. I also have a paper to do and a million terms to define (ok, 300). I feel very overwhelmed. i tried to do a little each night after the kids went to bed, but it just doesnt seem like enough...

    Any study suggestions? And no, I dont have anyone to take the kids. Long story!
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from allthingsbright
    ughhhhh...I dont know how single moms do it! I am trying to study for a big micro exam and my hubby is gone for the month of april (we are getting ready to move and he has gone ahead of me and the kids). So I ahve the kids by myself and I am trying to study for all this crap...I am losing my mind. We have two more exams after this, a lab quiz and our lab practical comprehensive final. I also have a paper to do and a million terms to define (ok, 300). I feel very overwhelmed. i tried to do a little each night after the kids went to bed, but it just doesnt seem like enough...

    Any study suggestions? And no, I dont have anyone to take the kids. Long story!
    My husband has been gone also, he will not return until July. However he comes home for the Easte Holidayfor 4 days and we will go visit him in JUne.
    I am like you, alone with my son, no family anywhere near!
    Hang in there and do your best!
  10. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from stpauligirl
    My husband has been gone also, he will not return until July. However he comes home for the Easte Holidayfor 4 days and we will go visit him in JUne.
    I am like you, alone with my son, no family anywhere near!
    Hang in there and do your best!
    You too! We can make it, right!:uhoh21:
  11. by   allthingsbright
    Bad night in Micro-couldnt get my unknown id'd (had to reinnoculate a bunch of media) and got a 75 on a lab quiz. Hope I dont blow my A at the very end of the semester! AGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from allthingsbright
    Bad night in Micro-couldnt get my unknown id'd (had to reinnoculate a bunch of media) and got a 75 on a lab quiz. Hope I dont blow my A at the very end of the semester! AGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
    hang in there, it's only one lab quizz. As far as the unknkown, good luck with the test results. How long do you have to turn in your unknown....I'll turn mine in Tuesday.
  13. by   Kathyz
    I had the same trouble Thursday. We picked out our unknowns and I did 3 gram stains. Then she was rushing us and when I went to oil immersion I lost it. So I put down gram neg cocci. It looked pink over purple. She looked at the stain and put down "good" for that. The only problem is if you really have a pos or neg and pick the wrong one, you're in trouble!! I kept my slides and will go over them on Tues. We also had to isolate for colonies and will graded on that. I think I should have some colonies on Tues.

    Good luck everyone!! 5 more weeks.

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