A&P 1 Fall '06 Club! - page 17

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
    Quote from smattles1of2
    Yay, I got a 93 on my practical!! Whoo hoo. Now we're doing muscles. These are kind of tricky. It's hard to tell on the lab models where the massater is and the buccinator.

    Great job! have fun with the muscles when is your term up?

    We have bones nov 4 for our practical and nove 18 for our muscle practical. Are you doing a lab with it too? We discet a cat and have to turn that in nov 25, we have a test on the cat, a test on our Cadavar and then the muscle practical its self all within a week of each other. We just finished the lecture on muscle but it was the physiology, we have to learn names insertions etc on our own. I never knew how much work this class would be LOL Its a good wake up call for nursing thats for sure. Good thing I enjoy it or I would be a stress ball.
  2. by   smattles1of2
    Quote from catzy5
    we just started muscles too but its a long unit of lab only we use our cadaver and our cats we are disceting there is so much to know i am glad they are giving us a while but it is over lapping with our bones and our lectures today we start digestion yummy.

    here are some muscle links i have.

    getbodysmart: interactive tutorials and quizzes on human anatomy and physiology

    quia - musculoskeletal system-combining forms

    muscular system (front view)
    thanks for the links!! they look really helpful.

    my term ends the first week of december. is that what you mean? i think all we have left is muscles, nervous tissue stuff, brain and cranial nerves and spinal cord and spinal nerves.

    we have a lab with the muscle section, but it's really just looking at plastic models. the only thing we dissect is a sheep brain later on.
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from smattles1of2
    Thanks for the links!! They look really helpful.

    My term ends the first week of December. Is that what you mean? I think all we have left is muscles, nervous tissue stuff, brain and cranial nerves and spinal cord and spinal nerves.

    We have a lab with the muscle section, but it's really just looking at plastic models. The only thing we dissect is a sheep brain later on.

    your very fortunate, we started our cat disection and I did the skinning ok but today we had to identify the first of the 5 neck muscles and I had no clue at all what I was looking at or how to cut to show them. I have spent a good portion of tonight looking on line for maybe a video on how to do it. There are some good pictures of the muscles but we have gotten zero explanation on how to cut them away to expose them very frustrating. Tomorow we move on the thoracic cavity.
  4. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from catzy5
    Cathie that is great Congratulations, sure feels good doesn't it?!

    You are so lucky to be able to bring the bones home I wish we could do that! We have to make our own extra time to come to the lab to view the bones.
    thank you, and yes it does feel good <smile>

    It is great to bring bones home, they aren't real (we do have to go to our Science Resource Center for real bones)....but it's great to have the plastic/resin ones to study with at home, I'm very thankful.

    Peace,
    Cathie
  5. by   smattles1of2
    We can't take our bones home, so I just took digital pics of them in lab and then printed them off and labeled them. It has really helped me study.
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from CuriousMe
    thank you, and yes it does feel good <smile>

    It is great to bring bones home, they aren't real (we do have to go to our Science Resource Center for real bones)....but it's great to have the plastic/resin ones to study with at home, I'm very thankful.

    Peace,
    Cathie

    oh ya plastic is great too we only have a small selection of real bones at school and I am afraid to use them knowing me they would crumble in my hand the second I pick them up. I would be very happy to take the plastic home! I have been trying to figure out how to get bones closer to home, my school is kind of far, IO am there 4 days a week as it is so its hard to find time to get up there extra. I am working my extra lab days around Chemistry but boy that is hard to go re focus after that class.
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from smattles1of2
    We can't take our bones home, so I just took digital pics of them in lab and then printed them off and labeled them. It has really helped me study.

    Once you learn and manipulate them the pictures work pretty good, its the small details that are hard to see on photos, the fossas and fissures and all the little bumps etc...I have been using this web site because it pretty much is exactly the same bones we need to know, I have made flash cards and added any extra bumps and divots, i have 2 more weeks to go and I still have to do the lower half of the body and the whole appendicular section. Like I said its seeing the bones once and figuring them out. Our teacher doesn't tell us where these things are we have to find them all on our own so it takes some research locating everything. Then I can try and memorize it all.
  8. by   catzy5
    skeletal system

    i forgot to add the web site i use )
  9. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from catzy5
    skeletal system

    i forgot to add the web site i use )
    it may have been posted already, but this is my favorite skull site.

    http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bi...ll/skulltt.htm

    peace,
    cathie
  10. by   catzy5
    Quote from CuriousMe
    It may have been posted already, but this is my favorite skull site.

    http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bi...ll/skulltt.htm

    Peace,
    Cathie
    thanks for sharing that one Cathie I had seen it before but didn't have it saved. if you go to the main page it has lots of goodies! It has a section on muscles histology etc....

    I am finding the skeleton much easier then the muscles I am getting frustrated already with muscles because when your discecting you can't distinguish which muscle is where or how to even find them everything looks the same.


    Anyone know of any good cat discection tutorials?
  11. by   Cherish
    I just took my skeletal exam (too me one of the hardest parts of A & P), and got a 97. I am so glad, I looked over some of the tips on this site. It's going to be a little easier now that theres just a couple more tests. Hope everyone is doing well.
  12. by   smattles1of2
    Quote from catzy5
    thanks for sharing that one Cathie I had seen it before but didn't have it saved. if you go to the main page it has lots of goodies! It has a section on muscles histology etc....

    I am finding the skeleton much easier then the muscles I am getting frustrated already with muscles because when your discecting you can't distinguish which muscle is where or how to even find them everything looks the same.


    Anyone know of any good cat discection tutorials?
    Not sure if these are good, but I found these:

    http://library.thinkquest.org/15401/

    http://vclass.mtsac.edu:940/ebui/Cat...ion_images.htm
  13. by   catzy5
    Quote from smattles1of2
    Thanks a bunch, I ll chekc them out for sure!

    I talked with the lab instructor today and asked him if he could discect a cat for us and keep it on "display" so we could use it as a refrence he thought it was a great idea they have never done that before. Well nows a good time! I said I would be happy to help with the dicscetion too so I could watch hehehe.

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