A&P 1 Fall '06 Club! - page 14

Just wanted to start a "club" for those of us who are taking A&P 1 this fall. My class is 16 weeks. I have lecture on M/W/F for one hour each day and lab on Tues for 3 hrs. My teacher... Read More

  1. by   MB37
    My professor is having us use the KU medical library's tissue slides:
    http://www.kumc.edu/instruction/medi...atomy/histoweb

    It's got a couple examples of each type. I already glued them to flashcards. It's been a while since I got to cut and paste!
  2. by   Jamie Dale
    As an LPN already, I thought I was prepared for the first lecture exam. WOW was I mistaken...I scored a 67.50!!! It kicked my ---! I'm so embarrassed. This test was harder than the NCLEX-PN. NO lie. Too many essay style questions. It doesn't help that the exam was over chemistry, cells, mitosis, DNA, and different tissue types and functions. This isn't the most interesting topics...hopefully the lab exam will go better for me. Ya'll say a prayer for me okay.
  3. by   smattles1of2
    Took a lab quiz last night. Arg...I would have gotten 12 out of 10 but I put "pseudostratified epithelial" instead of "pseudostratified columnar epithelial." What was I thinking? I did get all the foramen on the skull right! Yay! I found a good way to remember them.

    We have our lab practical over everything so far on Wed. I'm actually excited. I can't wait to take it!
  4. by   MEO82
    Please share your way to remember the foramen! I am freaked about the skeletal test!
  5. by   Ak-Donya
    Quote from catzy5
    I live in California and its like that here too I am pretty much shooting for a 4.0 the school I go to does not have a waitlist they take the highest GPA there is not testing no interviews just straight forward gpa so in order to get in you pretty much have to have a 4.0.

    AP is a lot of work we have been in class for little over 7 weeks now, I really enjoy the work though I am finding it all very interesting and atleast this pertains to nursing, my previous classes didn't seem to make as clear a connection.

    Check out all the extra websites given, make tons of flash cards and if you can find some friends to study with and bounce ideas off of each other

    good luck
    Hi Catzy5,

    That's alot of pressure; knowing you have to make a straight 4.0-it's tough! Here in Alaska they factor in pre-req's and the nurse entrance exam score with GPA, so that does help some. I wish you luck in getting accepted, and with AP1 and 2. Do you have a good intructor? That makes all the difference, I think.

    I've been looking through the posts to find all the links to AP websites. I'm putting them in my favorites for the semester 'cause I have a feeling they'll be my best friends LOL.

    I agree that it is a relief to be learning stuff that pertain more to nursing. I'm curious though, about how much of this we'll really use. I can hardly wait to get into the actual nursing classes. For me, that's when all of this effort will pay off, I'll just feel more like I'm getting somewhere :wink2:

    what do you all have to dissect this semester? We have a frog, cow eyeball, and sheep brains. I've never had to dissect anything, ever. 'Ought to be interesting. I have aquarium frogs and really like 'em so I could do without the whole frog thing. lol
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from MEO82
    Please share your way to remember the foramen! I am freaked about the skeletal test!
    The foramen magnum that is? The BIG hole in the base of your skull?
    Think of Clint Eastwook with his 44 Magnum....blowing a Big hole in somebodies head
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from Ak-Donya
    Hi Catzy5,

    That's alot of pressure; knowing you have to make a straight 4.0-it's tough! Here in Alaska they factor in pre-req's and the nurse entrance exam score with GPA, so that does help some. I wish you luck in getting accepted, and with AP1 and 2. Do you have a good intructor? That makes all the difference, I think.

    I've been looking through the posts to find all the links to AP websites. I'm putting them in my favorites for the semester 'cause I have a feeling they'll be my best friends LOL.

    I agree that it is a relief to be learning stuff that pertain more to nursing. I'm curious though, about how much of this we'll really use. I can hardly wait to get into the actual nursing classes. For me, that's when all of this effort will pay off, I'll just feel more like I'm getting somewhere :wink2:

    what do you all have to dissect this semester? We have a frog, cow eyeball, and sheep brains. I've never had to dissect anything, ever. 'Ought to be interesting. I have aquarium frogs and really like 'em so I could do without the whole frog thing. lol
    ya ita a lot of pressure they don't have testing at my school which actually I don't mind as I am not sure how I would do. They do have a 20% lottery spot so out of the 12 accepted 2 will be a random lottery and the other 10 gpa.

    I have a great instructor for AP I am really happy with the whole class. We have our histolagy practical this weekend and I am actually excited about it. I was really nervous at the beginning of the semester when we started it thought i would never learn all the tissues but I just finished my review and I did really well. We are doing skeleton now too started about 2 weeks ago so far so good alot to know but all so interesting, I love staying after class and going thru everything with only a few people around the lab is open to us all the time.

    We are dissecting A Cat this year its our last big project we start it in I think 2 weeks and its due at the end of the semester we will be using the Cat I believe for muscles. We I hear tell are also going to do the eye ball to me that will be the worst I hate eyes lol. We also are fortunate we have a Cadavar and can use him anytime.
  8. by   smattles1of2
    Yeah, the big foramen is easy, I mean the little ones.

    I think of "Lock Jaw" or "LOCJ."

    foramen Lacerum
    foramen Ovale
    Carotid canal
    Jugular foramen

    Here's a pic with the holes labeled:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nch=imgAnch210
  9. by   catzy5
    Quote from smattles1of2
    Yeah, the big foramen is easy, I mean the little ones.

    I think of "Lock Jaw" or "LOCJ."

    foramen Lacerum
    foramen Ovale
    Carotid canal
    Jugular foramen

    Here's a pic with the holes labeled:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nch=imgAnch210
    oh cool thanks I'll check that out. We are doing skeletal now too.

    I remember the foremans by their names Jugular foreman are the wholes by the jugular, carotid by the carotid artery. etc... We have sheets to study by she has us take the skeletons out and study where the bones etc are, she is there if we need help but we are meant to find them on our own, figuring out hands on and writing down "land Marks" helps us remember. I try to do it all systematically. Also she has a great series of videos one of the instructors did walking you thru the whole skeletonl.
  10. by   faithlkachld
    well i just joined, hello all! im taking A&P as one of my 5 classes this semester, and let me tell you! its kicking me! thank goodness we just started bones. all that cell and chem talk wasnt the greatest. :/ anyway, just wanted to say hi!
  11. by   romansten9
    Quote from smattles1of2
    Took a lab quiz last night. Arg...I would have gotten 12 out of 10 but I put "pseudostratified epithelial" instead of "pseudostratified columnar epithelial." What was I thinking? I did get all the foramen on the skull right! Yay! I found a good way to remember them.

    We have our lab practical over everything so far on Wed. I'm actually excited. I can't wait to take it!
    Smattles, Wow! You mean to tell me that your instructor didn't give you credit for that? I mean, how many pseudostratified epithelial are there? Like, ONE! I like my instructors because they let us "argue" about things if we have a valid point. It sounds like you got an excellent score anyway, so you probably arent worried about it. Good job!
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from smattles1of2
    Took a lab quiz last night. Arg...I would have gotten 12 out of 10 but I put "pseudostratified epithelial" instead of "pseudostratified columnar epithelial." What was I thinking? I did get all the foramen on the skull right! Yay! I found a good way to remember them.

    We have our lab practical over everything so far on Wed. I'm actually excited. I can't wait to take it!
    well you have to share your trick on remembering!

    congrats on the quiz!

    that reminds me I better study for ours. we also have our histology practical today,.
  13. by   catzy5
    Quote from smattles1of2
    Yeah, the big foramen is easy, I mean the little ones.

    I think of "Lock Jaw" or "LOCJ."

    foramen Lacerum
    foramen Ovale
    Carotid canal
    Jugular foramen

    Here's a pic with the holes labeled:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nch=imgAnch210
    +


    for the small ones in the sphenoid I remember them from inferior to superior as.


    spinosum (the small spine whole)
    Ovale (just above the spinosum and "oval")
    rotondum (which means round just above the oval).

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