The Spring '05 Anatomy & Physiology Club: A&P 2 - page 6

Hi all! Just thought I'd go ahead and start this. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas (or whatever you celebrate!):hatparty: I'm very much enjoying my family time right now. Spring... Read More

  1. by   Mandarella
    thank you for the encouragement!!



    that's an awful feeling to be behind. ugh, catch up is terrible. i hope it all starts to pan out for you. chin up, dicipline will kick in!!! we all have that momentary lapse.

    i took a&p 1 over a summer 5 years ago...i thought it was 4 but it was in fact 5. i remember trying to bang everything out in the short time we had, i did well but it consumed my life!

    the difference now is that i am married with a 1 & 2 year old. i don't feel like i can dedicate as much time as i would like to a&p, on top of my nutrition class, working (p/t), momming and wifing. i have not been feeling well either so my dr is running some autoimmune tests on me including a biopsy, they think though that i have psoritic arthritis. but they have to rule out any autoimmune problems first.
    she was taking my history and asked me my birthdate, i told her and she said 29!!! your just a baby!!!! but i say, it could always be so much worse, people live with worse ailments everyday so this will be do~able for me. i just have to stay focused!!! we all do, everyone has alot on their plate!! :bowingpur i so am glad you started this thread!!!
    i have a feeling it will be very useful to all of us!!
    [color=#483d8b]mandy

    Quote from scmomof3
    sorry your first lab was terrible. {{{hug}}}

    our lab instructor was sick thursday, so we're 3 hours behind now! the class was happy but i was not. we have a quiz to make up and a blood typing lab, so we have tons of work to do this week. and we're having weather issues so we may miss lecture monday aaarrrggghh! my lecturer's dad died last week so we missed two lectures. she was back wednesday and was wonderful about answering questions. i feel so badly for her. i really hate feeling behind though kwim? plus i haven't been as disciplined lately as i need to be.
    Last edit by Mandarella on Jan 31, '05
  2. by   SCmomof3
    Thanks for the encouragement! Thankfully the weather has improved and we have school today Sounds so weird to be excited about that LOL My kids think I'm nuts. I just realized my first A&P2 exam is a week from today - the day after the Super Bowl - how mean! LOL Time to buckle down! Right now I'm actually more worried about my Algebra exam that I have to take sometime this week. It's not coming back to me as quickly as I expected. I can do the work as long as I can refer back to my book for the formulas, but I need to memorize them! God help me!


    Hope you all have a fantastic week!!
  3. by   future_neonatal_NP
    I have my first exam on the spinal reflexes, brain, and nerves on friday and it seems like way too much to remember! wish me luck! by the way, I'm Angel, a soph. in undergrad.
  4. by   RedSox33RN
    We had lecture today, finishing up the endocrine system, specifically, diabetes, which I know alot about as I'm a type 1 diabetic.

    I was appalled at the mis-information the prof was giving the class. That Type 2's are *always* managed with diet and exercise (I know many on insulin, and even MORE on oral meds) and that it is dangerous to manage them with meds (huh???). Type 2's secrete enough insulin, but don't use it properly (not true according to my endo - Type 2's can either not secrete enough, secrete enough but not be able to get it into cells properly, or a combination of the two). My personal favorite was that type 1's don't know why they get the disease. Really? We know it's an auto-immune disorder, where they body attacks the beta cells in the pancreas. Now, yes, we don't know WHY that happens, but she made it sound as if we just wake up with it one morning. She also perpetuated the myth that you can become diabetic by eating sugar too much. I can't tell you how many times I've been told that if I'd not eaten so much sugar, I wouldn't be diabetic (and I've only been diabetic for 7 years!! LOL)

    I did not correct her. I heard from two students who had her over the summer that she's a great professor, but does NOT take kindly to being told she's wrong or has the wrong info on something. I'll just bide my time, biting my tongue!
  5. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from future_neonatal_NP
    I have my first exam on the spinal reflexes, brain, and nerves on friday and it seems like way too much to remember! wish me luck! by the way, I'm Angel, a soph. in undergrad.
    Best of luck! It is a lot to remember. I found if I apply it to myself, all the parts and stuff, it was easier to remember.
  6. by   CVnurse08
    We just had our lab on the endocrine system tonight...it doesn't sound like too much to learn for the practical for that sys. anyway. We are doing the reproductive sys. in lecture and will have our first lecture test next week. Best wishes everyone !
  7. by   Mandarella
    Does your lab instructor show you what you are suppossed to be looking for on cadavers and slides or do they say get your lab manual and dig in...
    My instructor does not teach...We look for things ourselves and ask questions if we have too.
    This is very different than my A&P1, 5 years ago...Our instructor showed us what the deal was and then let us loose to find it on our own, questions and discussion always permittable.

    He's a nice enough guy but I think I am missing something here...

    I am starting to quake in my shoes!!
    Last edit by Mandarella on Feb 3, '05
  8. by   Doug85
    We're in a little different section than the rest of you! We're going over articulations and the bones of the skeleton. Test next Wednesday!
  9. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from Mandarella
    Does your lab instructor show you what you are suppossed to be looking for on cadavers and slides or do they say get your lab manual and dig in...
    My instructor does not teach...We look for things ourselves and ask questions if we have too.
    This is very different than my A&P1, 5 years ago...Our instructor showed us what the deal was and then let us loose to find it on our own, questions and discussion always permittable.

    He's a nice enough guy but I think I am missing something here...

    I am starting to quake in my shoes!!
    We're doing blood now, and spent our entire lab looking/analyzing our own blood. So yes, our instructor does, but we don't do any actual dissection in this lab until the end, and then it's a fetal pig. I think last semester they did much more dissection (I didn't take A&P1 at this school), but still on fetal pigs. I actually would prefer a human, but being a Catholic college, I know that won't happen.

    I've heard some lab instructors are NOT very hands-on, and by A&P2, figure students should know how to figure stuff out. We have a lot of students NOT participate in lab - just show up for the weekly quiz, then leave. I don't get how they'll learn that way, but whatever - it's not my grade!
  10. by   SCmomof3
    Our lab instructors go over the lab instructions and then we're on our own. She floats around answering questions and such, but mostly letting us work on our own. Near the end of lab, we all get together and she goes over EVERYTHING to be sure of our comprehension. I really like it - it works well
  11. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    hi everyone - i'm new to the site but not to a & p. i am taking ap2 and today was our first lecture exam - it was awful!!! it covered the endocrine, cardiovascular & blood systems. last semester i was called an over achiever for getting all a's. this semester i am praying for a c! one of the top students from last semester left the test crying!! it was a doozie!

    anyway - look forward to sharing and caring with the rest of you!

    - t.
  12. by   SCmomof3
    Quote from stdy2banurse
    hi everyone - i'm new to the site but not to a & p. i am taking ap2 and today was our first lecture exam - it was awful!!! it covered the endocrine, cardiovascular & blood systems. last semester i was called an over achiever for getting all a's. this semester i am praying for a c! one of the top students from last semester left the test crying!! it was a doozie!

    anyway - look forward to sharing and caring with the rest of you!

    - t.
    ack! my 1st lecture exam is tomorrow on the exact topics i am truly not prepared for it. i won't be sleeping tonight! i usually do well under pressure so we'll see what happens. my 2 yo was helping me color my coloring books earlier, handing me the colors i needed:chuckle he enjoyed it a lot. i feel bad though bc i am counting the minutes til they all go to bed, so i can study. problem is, ai *and* the finale of amazing race are both on tonight!!! thank god we got dvr a few weeks ago, but i don't know how i can hold out til tomorrow to see who wins ar!!! :uhoh21: lol what a whiner i am! anyway wish me luck tomorrow and welcome to the boards
  13. by   CVnurse08
    Argggh !!! I'm swamped with A&P !! We just had our reproductive sys. lab last night and tomorrow night we have our first lecture exam on the whole endocrine and reproductive systems !! Those hormones are SO hard to remember everything about them !! Anyone else struggling with that ?

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