AP1, any tips? - page 2

by RainbowDash

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Hi there! I'm currently taking AP1, we just started Monday. Mine is a private uni in which we take our pre-requisites one at a time, in a one month format. This means, for AP, I am in school Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm,... Read More


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    Our classroom IS our lab, IE: line of microscopes on a back L shaped table that covers two walls (the end comes up right behind my chair so i am smashed like a sardine, LOL) and we have some of those enormous posters of the skeletal and muscular systems, we have a skeleton that they used to put a wig on, a box full of miscellaneous bones in a corner, and another dummy that has organs you can remove. I haven't touched them yet - this week day 1 we just did an overview of what AP is, homeostasis/neg feedback, the hierarchy of complexity and each part, intro to how med terms work, and then your general Atlas A which is your "general" orientation to human anatomy. Basics, directional terms, planes, regions, quadrants, cavities. Day 2 was the scariest day for me, with a ton of biochem and orgochem. Day 3 we did cell form and function which isn't so bad since I can remember Bio review from studying for TEASV, and somehow I retained the 4th day's Genetics content from 10th grade, so that was 13 years ago. Amazing how things stick. Yesterday was Histology and I don't recall much at all, but I was really sick during class, so I will just have to review this weekend. So none of the apps etc are helpful in those *particular* areas.

    BUT we get to start the integumentary system on Monday so yay!

    P.S. Speed Anatomy is AWESOME!
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    Hi, RainbowDash! I have a book recommendation for you!

    It's called Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach (2nd edition) by Braun and Anderson. Even though it's a Patho book, each chapter typically starts with an A&P overview.

    It's very concise: no mountains of text to sift through, and it might help you see how the A&P relates to disease process. There's also lots of pictures to help you review, and flow charts. Only thing it doesn't have are pictures of the muscles and bones...because again, it's not really an anatomy book. :P

    I looked on Amazon, and I think you can get a used one for around $60. I wish I had this book during A&P I, but it's helping my A&P II grade a LOT (my anatomy teacher likes to nit-pick complicated charts and diagrams only he comprehends, and never gets to the point).
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    Lots of notecards. Draw pictures on one side and the name/fxn on the opposite. I'm a notecard freak lol A&P 1 is a lot of memory and A&P 2 is more about processes and how systems work together.


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