Human anatomy & physiology part 1?

  1. Hello all! This upcoming semester, I will be taking Human Anatomy & Physiology part 1. I was wondering do you all have any tips or tricks as to how to study and pass this course? Also, I applied for MWF class from 1-2:45 if that helps.
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  3. by   Davey Do
    Quote from lecole01
    I was wondering do you all have any tips or tricks as to how to study and pass this course?
    Here's one: I made up a little thing to help me remember the vertebrae in order: Cute Tots Love Sugar Candy- Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Coccyx.
  4. by   lecole01
    Thank you so much! I'll keep that in mind.
  5. by   Kitiger
    I make flash cards. Most college bookstores sell blanks, already connected with a ring.

    Fill them in, and take them with you. When you have a few minutes, here & there, pull them out and flip through.

    For me, repetition is key. I do it a few minutes at a time, often.

    You don't have to wait until you have an hour set aside for study.
  6. by   soutthpaw
    Get the book the class uses and read through it before the class starts. study the bone, muscle, vessel names, focus on the blood cells, electrolytes and glycolysis. if you understand that (glycolysis krebs cycle and the ETC) you are way ahead, lots of great youtube videos on these subjects.

    I also like the incredibly easy, incredibly visual series of books, i got a bunch of them at goodwill for cheap. but amazon has them. the pathophysiology visual and easy as well as the fluids and electrolytes books are really good. Fluids and electrolytes you want to know inside and out for nursing school, know the causes and s/s of electrolyte imbalance and how fluid shifts occur

    Netter's clinical anatomy is a good pocket guide. Many schools suggest an optional coloring book, does not work for my style of learning but if that is for you, go for it.
    Last edit by soutthpaw on Jul 17
  7. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Flash cards really helped me with the anatomy part. I'd take photos of the models in class, print them out, paste them to a large index card. Then I'd label the bits I needed to know with a number and on the flip side I'd write the exact name of the bit and it's function if relevant. I'd just use those over and over until I had them down.

    For the physio part, I'd read and read and read again.

    I also did a lot of mnemonics as well - usually something sexual or inappropriate because that was more apt to stay in my brain

    Good luck!
  8. by   lecole01
    Thank you Kitiger!
  9. by   lecole01
    I appreciate your comment and by any chance do you know the name of the YouTube channel that you are referring to?
  10. by   soutthpaw
    Quote from lecole01
    I appreciate your comment and by any chance do you know the name of the YouTube channel that you are referring to?
    i updated my post with more info

    Crash course series is good, Khan academy is boring as heck IMHO but they have topics on everything
    Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology: Crash Course A&P #1 - YouTube
  11. by   soutthpaw
    I updated my post above, also added a link to youtube but it wont post because links are moderated so search Crash Course series and Khan academy
  12. by   lecole01
    It's funny that you mentioned the coloring book because I actually just ordered the anatomy coloring book by Wynn Kapit a few days ago. The book had really good reviews and I thought that I would test it out.
    Last edit by lecole01 on Jul 17
  13. by   OsceanSN2019
    Reading the book and taking notes from it was the only way I studied for A&P I &II and I got an A and a B for parts 1& 2.
  14. by   lecole01
    Quote from OsceanSN2019
    Reading the book and taking notes from it was the only way I studied for A&P I &II and I got an A and a B for parts 1& 2.
    Oh wow, congratulations! I will see how that works out for me though and I'll be sure to keep you posted.

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