A&P II Club, 2007 - page 16

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  1. by   nurz2be
    Quote from tbell2
    So far, I am not a fan of the endocrine system. Too much chemisty for my liking.
    I got my report card for the summer classes today! An A in both english 102 and A+P II. A B in Psych: Lifespan. Yay!!

    Congrats on your great grades. The endocrine system was my enemy as well. I have 12 pages of TYPED notes just on the endocrine system. As I stated earlier, all my classes are only 1 month in length. We do 3 months of work in 1 so I made an A in AP I and a B in APII so I won't complain. We covered a chapter a day and went to class 5 days a week. So if you do the math, that is 5 chapters a week and we tested on 1 weeks worth of work. I wish we would have done it chapter by chapter, but our instructor, who was a medical doctor/surgeon for over 30 years believed by testing over 5 chapters at once, he could better judge who was actually getting a good grasp on the class.
  2. by   Pneumothorax
    Quote from nurz2be
    Congrats on your great grades. The endocrine system was my enemy as well. I have 12 pages of TYPED notes just on the endocrine system. As I stated earlier, all my classes are only 1 month in length. We do 3 months of work in 1 so I made an A in AP I and a B in APII so I won't complain. We covered a chapter a day and went to class 5 days a week. So if you do the math, that is 5 chapters a week and we tested on 1 weeks worth of work. I wish we would have done it chapter by chapter, but our instructor, who was a medical doctor/surgeon for over 30 years believed by testing over 5 chapters at once, he could better judge who was actually getting a good grasp on the class.
    i think im gonna start reading over those notes now .. :: *i opened my book a couple days ago,. well, i read the first page and shut the book hahah... i dont think i was ready haha.
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 2, '08
  3. by   onlyfaith
    Quote from Pneumothorax
    i think im gonna start reading over those notes now .. :: *i opened my book a couple days ago,. well, i read the first page and shut the book hahah... i dont think i was ready haha.
    i know what you mean! i started reading the chapter on blood and i've been re-reading the same darn three pages for the past week!
  4. by   nurz2be
    Well, like I said, if anyone needs the notes I have from AP I or II I, I will be more than happy to email them to anyone. 2 people have asked here for them and I sent them.


    Good luck to you all.
  5. by   onlyfaith
    I started A&P II today.

    We're starting with Blood. Lab was fun! We spent the whole time identifying different types of leukocytes. Thank goodness the practical will be actual pictures from microfilms and not slides where you can't even tell if the granules are pink or red.

    I already have a headache after my first day of classes, but I'm pretty excited about this class!
  6. by   Bree124
    Oops! Posted this in the wrong place.
  7. by   newgradERrn
    i'd like to be a part of the ap2 club, i'm taking it online.

    tammy
  8. by   Pneumothorax
    Quote from onlyfaith
    I started A&P II today.

    We're starting with Blood. Lab was fun! We spent the whole time identifying different types of leukocytes. Thank goodness the practical will be actual pictures from microfilms and not slides where you can't even tell if the granules are pink or red.

    I already have a headache after my first day of classes, but I'm pretty excited about this class!
    ooh...fun with leukocytes hehe
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 2, '08
  9. by   butrfli
    Hi everyone! We also started on blood, chapter 19. Our instructor told us that she wasn't gonna sock us with the endocrine system right off the bat. It must be a tough chapter. Maybe I should start reading and learning more about it online before we actually get lectured on it so that I'm at least somewhat familar with it. We disected a sheep's heart after learning ch.20, the heart circulation. It was interesting. A student even brought her a Deer's heart and she cut that one herself. It was lot fresher (sounds morbid, but true) than the sheep that were soaked in formaldahyde. Near the end of the semester we'll get to disect a fetal pig. I'm not looking forward to that one! Good luck with your studies as well. I know it's a lot of information and I've been taping lectures, reading the chapter thoroughly and highlighting. We haven't taken a test yet, but it's coming. I think it's four chapters worth and I've heard from others that we better know the information forward and backwards. She tests hard but she wants to make sure we fully understand to prepare us well when we enter the nursing aspect. Good Luck to everyone!
  10. by   JBGC4
    OH NO!!! I got a C on my first lab exam!!! I am freaking out here. I thought I was prepared-dang slides!!! I hate them. I think I just had a rough couple of weeks but I think the storm is weathered and I can now give most of my attention to my studies.

    First week-my family get the stomach bug in which, I had my first day of class after a night of being very ill. Then, I had my gallbladder removed that same week. That weekend and week, my kids got croup and my daughters had turned into stridor.

    I will get through this. I will get through this. I will get through this.
  11. by   Pneumothorax
    Quote from butrfli
    Hi everyone! We also started on blood, chapter 19. Our instructor told us that she wasn't gonna sock us with the endocrine system right off the bat. It must be a tough chapter. Maybe I should start reading and learning more about it online before we actually get lectured on it so that I'm at least somewhat familar with it. We disected a sheep's heart after learning ch.20, the heart circulation. It was interesting. A student even brought her a Deer's heart and she cut that one herself. It was lot fresher (sounds morbid, but true) than the sheep that were soaked in formaldahyde. Near the end of the semester we'll get to disect a fetal pig. I'm not looking forward to that one! Good luck with your studies as well. I know it's a lot of information and I've been taping lectures, reading the chapter thoroughly and highlighting. We haven't taken a test yet, but it's coming. I think it's four chapters worth and I've heard from others that we better know the information forward and backwards. She tests hard but she wants to make sure we fully understand to prepare us well when we enter the nursing aspect. Good Luck to everyone!
    well, i just started class yesterday (i have the same prof. for both lab & lecture) .. we started with the endocrine system and holy moley! There are an a$$-ton of hormones in there but its not impossible to learn, nothing like the bones or muscles:trout:.

    i think next week or the week after we do cardiovascular which i totally look forward to!

    we dont disect in this class, cuz we do *all our lab material on a mac.


    is anyone else using the program Anatomy & Physiology Revealed by Robert Broyles , Jr?
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 2, '08
  12. by   jackson145
    We ended up doing no dissecting. The college said there wasn't enough money (even though we all paid a technology fee and a consummables fee). I didn't mind memorizing the hormones, but I had a hard time memorizing all the veins and arteries. We had a list of only 250 or so. The teacher thought she was really giving us a break! Also, it was hard to distinguish one vessel from another on the models since you can only see a small section and not the whole vessel.
  13. by   butrfli
    Well, I guess I have some hope then if you say it (the endocrine system)is not impossible to learn..I'll take that as a positive motivation! The cardio system is interesting. I'm just wondering how much of this will we be tested on...the uncertainty of the first test! My class hasn't been two bad so far. We don't have to know all the blood vessel names thank goodness. She just wants us to understand the physiology and location of arteries, arterioles, veins, venioles, and capillaries.

    It's unfortunate that some schools don't allow disections because of costs. Makes you think, what does the tecnology fee cover! I think I would have to ask the dean or the department head of science.

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