A&P 1: The Spring '05 Anatomy & Physiology Club - page 7

Ok, no one has started this yet, so I guess I will. I start A&P I on January 18th, lab and lecture. Here are a few good websites I have found...some are basic, some may be more indepth than your... Read More

  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I just finished my last English paper. Tuesday I will do my final paper (an in class essay).

    So, I am starting to study A&P again! My husband thinks I'm strange for studying so much. :chuckle
  2. by   PhoenixGirl
    My family thinks I'm strange too for studying so much, and also for starting early. But I think it is just the way to insure success! I do not want to get behind at all.

    So far I'm doing lesson 1 and it's all about homestasis, feedback, structural complexity, basically a review of the bio class I just got out of. The cell physiology is what I'm not looking forward to though! I'm definitely going to need help when we get to that, I think ch. 3 in the marieb book.

    Becky
  3. by   PhoenixGirl
    BTW, I asked my instructor which coloring book she recommended and she said the best one (for my class, which uses Marieb 6th edition) would be the Princeton Review book called Anatomy Coloring Workbook by Alcamo.
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from PhoenixGirl
    BTW, I asked my instructor which coloring book she recommended and she said the best one (for my class, which uses Marieb 6th edition) would be the Princeton Review book called Anatomy Coloring Workbook by Alcamo.

    I plan on trading in my English book Monday, so I will see if the bookstore has a coloring book there.
  5. by   nurse2be2007
    Quote from bearzhuny
    Holy cow I just started A & P on Monday and it is a whollotta info in a short time. ANy one have good study tecniques with the bone processes?
    Here is a wonderful website called "the bone box" It is interactive, and very cool. Check it out...http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/Med.../main_bone.htm

    Good luck!

    Tracy
  6. by   okie2
    thanks! anything to help with bones and all their many parts
  7. by   nurse2be2007
    Your welcome. I got my books today, we are using Mosby. Anyway, I have sticker shock and dont know what to think. A&P1 textbook and lab manual was $185 and my Microbiology books were $183 sold in a package with our schools privately owned lab manual in it. Grand total of $385 bucks. I almost fell over, can you imagine what I am going to do when I finally start taking nursing classes and have to buy those books. I heard they can run over $200 bucks a book or more. I am almost finished getting ready for school. I have the netter's flash cards and atlas, all I have left to get is the coloring books and since we are using the Mosby text, I figured I would get the Mosby coloring books as well. I am also looking at a digital voice recorder. Anyone have any suggestions or warnings about these. I am at a loss as to which one to buy.

    Tracy
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from nurse2be2007
    Your welcome. I got my books today, we are using Mosby. Anyway, I have sticker shock and dont know what to think. A&P1 textbook and lab manual was $185 and my Microbiology books were $183 sold in a package with our schools privately owned lab manual in it. Grand total of $385 bucks. I almost fell over, can you imagine what I am going to do when I finally start taking nursing classes and have to buy those books. I heard they can run over $200 bucks a book or more. I am almost finished getting ready for school. I have the netter's flash cards and atlas, all I have left to get is the coloring books and since we are using the Mosby text, I figured I would get the Mosby coloring books as well. I am also looking at a digital voice recorder. Anyone have any suggestions or warnings about these. I am at a loss as to which one to buy.

    Tracy

    I just have a mini-cassette recorder...seemed to do fine before. lol

    I know as of right now, before the prices go up even more, the nursing books I will are about $500 total. However, the books are bought in advance, and we will use them throughout the two years.
  9. by   PhoenixGirl
    ikwym. my a&p + food/nutrition books totalled $300. Luckily I got the food/nutrition stuff used at a really good price from someone who'd just taken the class.

    No help on the mini-voice recorder. I use a pocket pc w/ fold out keyboard for notes.

    Rebecca
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from PhoenixGirl
    ikwym. my a&p + food/nutrition books totalled $300. Luckily I got the food/nutrition stuff used at a really good price from someone who'd just taken the class.

    No help on the mini-voice recorder. I use a pocket pc w/ fold out keyboard for notes.

    Rebecca
    I'm looking into getting a PDA, but not sure which one. Even still, I want to have my lectures recorded. That way, I can go back and listen to the lecture again, just in case I miss something.

    I read a little bit of my marieb book last night, did some of the study guide on regular paper so I can do it again when class starts, and practiced using "Mr. Flynn's" Quizzer program. I HAVE to make an A!!!!

    Did anyone else go to the link that Nurse2be2007 posted, and request the Quizzer? BTW, http://groups.msn.com/AnatomyPhysiol..._whatsnew.msnw is the website link that was posted by Nurse2be2007.
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Jan 11, '05
  11. by   maliat
    l had mine today for both A&P1 and Lab. I came out of the lecture all excited. The instructor makes it really easy to follow his lecture with the lecture handouts he gives. They have blank spots to fill in. He has also promised to say things like, "this will make a good exam question" to give us hints. The syllabus says that the exams (5 plus the final!) are based on the lecture and textbook, but he says, it's basically only from the lecture. The one thing I'm worried about is that looking back at the textbook, he's basically lecturing from the book. So what if I don't understand what's in the book? Will he be able to explain it well enough in the lecture?

    As for the lab, I'm now confused. Half the lab stuff is online, and we only have to come in for exams and "wet" labs. But he really gave us no idea how to study the online stuff. The one plus is that he took digital pictures of all the models, so we don't have to do that ourselves. Oh and I also can return all of the lab books they made us buy. As he said, good news/bad news.

    I have one question. Does anyone else have a A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory by Van de Graaff & Crawley? I'm thinking of hanging on to this to have something else to look at.
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from maliat
    l had mine today for both A&P1 and Lab. I came out of the lecture all excited. The instructor makes it really easy to follow his lecture with the lecture handouts he gives. They have blank spots to fill in. He has also promised to say things like, "this will make a good exam question" to give us hints. The syllabus says that the exams (5 plus the final!) are based on the lecture and textbook, but he says, it's basically only from the lecture. The one thing I'm worried about is that looking back at the textbook, he's basically lecturing from the book. So what if I don't understand what's in the book? Will he be able to explain it well enough in the lecture?

    As for the lab, I'm now confused. Half the lab stuff is online, and we only have to come in for exams and "wet" labs. But he really gave us no idea how to study the online stuff. The one plus is that he took digital pictures of all the models, so we don't have to do that ourselves. Oh and I also can return all of the lab books they made us buy. As he said, good news/bad news.

    I have one question. Does anyone else have a A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory by Van de Graaff & Crawley? I'm thinking of hanging on to this to have something else to look at.

    That would be so nice to have an instructor give fill in the blank handouts for notes! I tend to try to write so fast, once I get home I can't read my handwriting. :chuckle ......that's why I record my lectures!
  13. by   okie2
    my instructor has limited leg strength and travels in a mobile scooter soooo he publishes all lectures @ Kinkos-- since he doesn't use the chalk board and talks the whole time. A friend of mine said he only had to add a few things each day. Sounds good to me. I got the "brief atlas of the human body" with the text. It's all photographs and pretty cool. I start Tuesday!! I've only read a few pages- thank goodness this part is review for me and not all new stuff.
    good luck all!

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