Hi everyone. I'm a pre-nursing student that still needs to take human anatomy (biology 65) and physiology (biology 66). Due to my late registration date, I was unable to sign up for human anatomy and although physiology is available, I have scheduling conflicts and can't change it around. I'm planning to take physiology during the summer since the university I go to only offers the class in spring, but I've heard from some people that physiology is much harder if I haven't taken human anatomy yet. Would I need a strong base of human anatomy knowledge in order to do well in physiology?
Dec 30, '12
by SopranoKris, RN
You should check with an advisor (or at least the course catalogue) before enrolling. Most schools will not allow you to take Physiology before Anatomy. You really need a solid foundation in Anatomy before taking Physiology. How are you going to understand action potentials in the nervous system, if you're not familiar with the anatomical make-up? Or how electrical conduction works in the heart, if you don't know how to differentiate the atria from the ventricles or where the SA node is or what Purkinje fibers are?
Technically, yes, you could potentially pass...but you're setting yourself up for a very difficult course without having the solid knowledge from Anatomy behind you. I would definitely suggest you take Anatomy first. Again, speak with an advisor...that's your best bet!
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