A&P 1 Fall '06 Club! - page 15

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   catzy5
    skeleton:

    ok seems many of us are working on the samethings at the same time. we just finished our practical for histology so now its time for us to focus all our attention on skeletal system. our practical is november 4 and its worth 140points. i want to do well i am wondering how the bestway to go about learning this stuff. i have finished labeling the skull and most of the vertabrae i have a few study aides i am using and spending lots of time in the lab.

    what is everyone else doing? anyone have a method of studying this stuff that might helpe someone else. i have been printing out pictures that are labeled, i am thinking of highlighting the bones i need to know and putting them on flash cards in order of where they are on the skeleton, not sure exactly how i am going to work it yet. i have a couple good links i am using to help me identify and or quiz me one was posted here already but i'll post it again, anyone else have anything please share too!
    lake michigan college human anatomy 205, the skeletal system

    bones of the body

    skeletal system

    cervical vertebrae overview
  2. by   smattles1of2
    We have our practical over everything so far (histology, mitosis, body landmarks, skull, bones, etc.) on wed. I took pictures of all the models and printed them off and labeled them. Then I just cover up the answers. I have everything down except for the little parts of the long bones, like the epicondyles, etc. I need to learn those tonight!

    Not sure if this is a good way to study, but it works for me.
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from smattles1of2
    We have our practical over everything so far (histology, mitosis, body landmarks, skull, bones, etc.) on wed. I took pictures of all the models and printed them off and labeled them. Then I just cover up the answers. I have everything down except for the little parts of the long bones, like the epicondyles, etc. I need to learn those tonight!

    Not sure if this is a good way to study, but it works for me.
    thats all that matters that is works for you! Sometimes it helps just getting someone elses fresh ideas on things. Our Practical for Histoloagy alone ran close to 2 hours about 1.45min to be exact lol I can't imagine having to cover bones and histology! I would get confused lol. We start muscles this weekend it overlaps but they require us to do most of the work on our own. Thats why I have been digging thru links trying to atleast get a feel for where things are located before I go into the lab this weekend and handle the real bones.
  4. by   MEO82
    Quote from catzy5
    thats all that matters that is works for you! Sometimes it helps just getting someone elses fresh ideas on things. Our Practical for Histoloagy alone ran close to 2 hours about 1.45min to be exact lol I can't imagine having to cover bones and histology! I would get confused lol. We start muscles this weekend it overlaps but they require us to do most of the work on our own. Thats why I have been digging thru links trying to atleast get a feel for where things are located before I go into the lab this weekend and handle the real bones.
    This weekend I found great flash cards at Borders. They are "Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards"... it includes all of the systems. I pulled out the bones for now. The cards are great but if you have to identify each bones and landmarks using actual bones, I recommend spending extra time in the lab and comparing the pretty flash card picture to the bone... so far so good for me! GL
  5. by   smattles1of2
    Well I took the lab practical last night. It was pretty easy except I must have forgot to study 1 part of the skull and that was on the test! Goodness.
  6. by   MB37
    50/52 on my second lecture exam! It was on cell structures, histology, and the integumentary system. Now I've got two weeks to learn all the bones in the body. Fun! It was funny, before the exam, all the other girls were in awe of the fact that I had troubled to make flash cards...
  7. by   smattles1of2
    Great job!

    Yeah, I know someone who didn't even study the histology pictures! Goodness. I even gave her flashcards but she didn't look at them. Some people just aren't motivated I guess!
  8. by   CuriousMe
    Well I just took my first exam both lecture and practical. It was planes of the body, regions, histology and the integumentary system. I was a wreck before the test, even gave myself an asthma attack in the middle....but now that I've finished it, I'm cautiously optimistic that I got an A. I should find out on Tuesday.

    On to the bones

    Peace,
    Cathie
  9. by   smattles1of2
    Our practical covered bones too but he barely had any on there! He had the femur and said "identify this bone." I was all prepared to list medial and lateral condyles, trochlear notch, etc...
  10. by   occc2010rn
    Glad oto hear you-all are doing well! I earned a "B" on my first Lecture exam, which I am satisfied with because I am taking 5 classes. I took my first (one of two) lab practical this morning and will not be getting the results until friday of next week . I am not very confident about my score...hopefully I earned at least a "C".....
  11. by   lovely01
    Hi everyone! Im new here. I am taking A&P1 this semester, and I actually cried in lab today. I had to excuse myself and cry in the bathroom. I am soo overwhelmed I'm thinking about taking up Psychology instead or doing the LPN program. I failed my first exam 2 weeks ago (yes the practical and the written) Now we are doing the axial & appendecular skeleton. I feel like it's too much to remember and I feel like a failure. I only have Micro., chemistry and Algebra (which is another scarey class for me) left. I dont know what to do? Then on top of that in 2 weeks I'm taking whats called a TEAS exam for a nursing school. I am so bad at math & I heard they have chemistry in it too. I am 28, married with 2 kids and I work part time for an ambulance company. I wonder, should I do LPN?
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from lovely01
    Hi everyone! Im new here. I am taking A&P1 this semester, and I actually cried in lab today. I had to excuse myself and cry in the bathroom. I am soo overwhelmed I'm thinking about taking up Psychology instead or doing the LPN program. I failed my first exam 2 weeks ago (yes the practical and the written) Now we are doing the axial & appendecular skeleton. I feel like it's too much to remember and I feel like a failure. I only have Micro., chemistry and Algebra (which is another scarey class for me) left. I dont know what to do? Then on top of that in 2 weeks I'm taking whats called a TEAS exam for a nursing school. I am so bad at math & I heard they have chemistry in it too. I am 28, married with 2 kids and I work part time for an ambulance company. I wonder, should I do LPN?

    I am sorry you are feeling so ovewhelmed I certainly can understand how someone can feel that way, there is SOOOO much to know and learn its a lot of work. I don't know how your school works here we have certain dates you have to drop by, you could retake the class later if you thought you were doing really bad, maybe take a Biology class to see if that would help you catch up sometimes its not having the back ground. Have you tried aligning yourself with someone who is doing well? Perhaps they could share their study habits hints clues etc...Also try and change your attitude instead of getting overwhelmed try and look forward to doing the work think of it as a step toeard nursing without this info you can't be a nurse, sometimes its all attitude.
  13. by   firstaiddave907
    What is a good A&P software for your computer becuase at my school they dont have a lab at all for the medical assistant program im going through.

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