Pathophysiology☺Spring 2013 - page 3

Anyone taking patho this semester? Anyone have wisdom to share on the subject? I, for one, am scared. I'm hoping this sensation will pass, but at the moment it is hanging on tight. I've heard bad... Read More

  1. by   i♥words
    I hope you guys did well on your tests. I did really well on mine. Many/most of the questions were like this: "Mr. John went to the doctor complaining of this, this, and this. His lab results were: sodium ___, potassium ___, calcium ___, pH ___. What is most likely wrong with Mr. John?"It is a different style of questions than I've had before, but I like it.
  2. by   Exhaustipated
    We had some questions like yours and some questions in the same style I saw in A&P II, II, and micro. I did well on my test, and I'm happy. There's always room for improvement, but considering the couple of weeks I had prior to that test, I'm proud of myself.

    What are you working on now?
  3. by   ky88
    When I took pathophysiology, my exam questions were also scenario based. I just found reading the book several times (while taking my own notes) and looking at diagrams for certain disease processes really helped. Good luck!
  4. by   Miiki
    Our tests are a little different. The instructors give us a few case studies and we know the disease processes we'll be tested on. From there, the test was really open ended and expect a higher understanding of the disease process. Expect to give a rationale for anything you write down.
  5. by   i♥words
    Quote from Miiki✿
    Our tests are a little different. The instructors give us a few case studies and we know the disease processes we'll be tested on. From there, the test was really open ended and expect a higher understanding of the disease process. Expect to give a rationale for anything you write down.
    See, that's how I thought this class would be. But mine isn't as much about understanding the disease process as it is knowing the symptoms. The book obviously goes into detail, but we don't spend too much time on the process in lecture or on the tests. If you don't know the process though, you won't understand the symptoms, so I really try to study both.
  6. by   LadyPotter
    Quote from i♥words
    Me. I've only read the first chapter but I really like the book so far. I debated on whether or not to get the optional study guide for it. I can't decide if it would be a waste of money or if I would really benefit from it.
    Would you suggest buying the study guide for that book?
  7. by   pmabraham
    Good day, LadyPink12:

    The study guide I checked out didn't have good reviews on Amazon.com; so, for me, I'm waiting and seeing what the class will be like before investing in 3rd party material.

    Thank you.

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Pathophysiology☺Spring 2013