My head is spinning and I am not possessed!

  1. My head is spinning and I am not possessed! Anatomy, Ahh! I am not saying that Physio was not hard, it was. However, with as much stuff we have to know for the first exam (all the bones and histology) I am freaking out!
    What did you find to be harder, physio or anatomy? If you have already taken anatomy, can you give any tips?
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  3. by   kayel
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    My head is spinning and I am not possessed! Anatomy, Ahh! I am not saying that Physio was not hard, it was. However, with as much stuff we have to know for the first exam (all the bones and histology) I am freaking out!
    What did you find to be harder, physio or anatomy? If you have already taken anatomy, can you give any tips?
    LOL!! Well, I can't answer you because ours is combined -- yay, 8 months of torture hee hee -- but your post cracked me up. I feel my head doing pretty much the same, though, but it might be just 'cuz I'm crazy.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Anatomy was harder. I took it first for some reason known only to God.

    Physiology and Anatomy are separate classes where I went to school.

    I spent some time in the lab studying bones but I'm a loner when it comes to studying - plus I had a family to get home to. So I don't have any real tips for you - except with my prof it was true that his study guides really did help you with what he was actually gonna test you on.

    I did volunteer as a proctor in anatomy for a couple of classes after that. I will say that helped me alot to cement the info into my head. Setting up the bone tests was kinda fun in a way - I knew how stressed everyone in class was about the test and I got to help set it up and didn't have to take it. I know - mean.

    Lotsa luck hon!

    steph
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    For myself, physiology was harder in A&P 1. (Action potentials.....YUCK!!!) lol

    I have several Anatomy powerpoint quizzes that will probably help you at www.nursingjourney.com.

    Also, do a search for other online quizzes. The more you see things, the better you will learn them.

    Take pics through the microscope lens & study those for tissues, as well as looking online for different tissue types. (I have some on the labpics page, but there are soooooo many others online.) Again, the more you see things, the better you will learn them.

    You never know if your instructor will pull out a different model, or different slide than what you are seeing in lab class.

    Looking and studying from different models online, as well as those in class will definitely help.

    One more time: The more you see things, the better you will learn them.

    I made a 101% in A&P 1, and an A in A&P 2. (Not sure about the actual grade.)

    I made a 100 on the first lab in A&P 1, set the curve on the second lab (which I think the curve was only 5 points). So, I definitely believe in "THE MORE YOU SEE THINGS, THE BETTER YOU WILL LEARN THEM!"

    I do not have a powerpoint quiz on pics of bones, but for those I recommend pointing to the bone on your own body & saying what it is. Do this over and over....My lil' one wanted me to point to them on her too (and then with the muscles....lol). Also, there are powerpoint quizzes you can find online...just do a search on yahoo or google.

    Eventually you will be spouting off names of bones & muscles (etc.) without even having to scratch your head to think about them!


    Good luck!!
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Sep 21, '05
  6. by   Race Mom
    Since its basically memorization, here's what worked for me, and worked very well..
    Since each bone has so many areas with different names, I would orient the bone to how it is on my body. Then, starting at the "top" I would say the name. Move to the next part of the bone and say the 1st name, then that part's name. On to the third part of the bone...Say the 1st part, the 2nd part, then the 3rd. By the time you get done, you will have repeated most of the parts several times, in order. I hope that made sense. Same with muscles. Name one of the muscles in the abs, then move to the next muscle and repeat the above advice. I rarely missed any questions on the weekly tests, and only missed 1/2 a point to 2 points on the 50 question practica.
    Good luck. By the way, I usually missed the questions that had to do with histology. I hate slides.
    Woogy

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