Human Anatomy CCRI

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    Has anyone taken HA at CCRI?
    Last edit by sirI on Jun 20, '08 : Reason: please do not post names of professors
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    Quote from tinytessa31
    Has anyone taken HA at CCRI?
    I love when I can answer these kind of questions. I took Anatomy for a second time. (the professor) is a great professor! She is a really nice person overall and an excellent teacher. She really knows her stuff and gives you tons of chances to boost your grade. I see her sometimes when I am at RIC because she teaches there too (I'm not sure if she still does or not but she did) If you get a chance to have a class with her I would definitely recommend it. We liked her so much that at the end of our class we gave her and Dr. X each a gift (a headlamp for Dr. X and some books for Professor X.) If you do take her class be sure to tell her "that Chris the Nursing student who transfered from CCRI to RIC told you to take her class." Good luck!

    Chris
    Last edit by sirI on Jun 20, '08 : Reason: please do not post names of professors
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    Thank you Chris! I signed up for her Saturday class 16 people from 9-12 and 12:30-3. I was looking over her website and syllabus and couldnt quite get an idea. "I do not give extra credit, DONT ASK..."
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    Thank you Chris! I signed up for her Saturday class 16 people from 9-12 and 12:30-3. I was looking over her website and syllabus and couldn't quite get an idea. "I do not give extra credit, DONT ASK..."
    Yeah she doesn't like people asking her for extra credit but during my class she dropped a quiz, gave us a take home quiz and then gave us a partner quiz which I consider to be extra credit in my book. Even if she doesn't that stuff anymore she is still a great professor. She made Anatomy easy to understand and is a cool person overall. I'm sure you will do just fine.
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    Yes doing those things would constitue extra credit. Well for the summer I purchased an Anatomy coloring book.... dont know why I am so nervous about taking the class .... I think its the whole dissecting a cat thing... Could you believe my one and only fear is dead animals... I'll probably pass out. Who did you take for Physiology and Intro to Micro?
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    Quote from tinytessa31
    Yes doing those things would constitue extra credit. Well for the summer I purchased an Anatomy coloring book.... dont know why I am so nervous about taking the class .... I think its the whole dissecting a cat thing... Could you believe my one and only fear is dead animals... I'll probably pass out. Who did you take for Physiology and Intro to Micro?
    Yeah the dead cat thing is pretty nasty but its just something you need to do. I took Professor X for Physiology (she was pretty cool) and I haven't taken Micro. yet (I'm taking it at RIC in the Fall)

    !Chris
    Last edit by sirI on Jun 20, '08 : Reason: please do not post names of professors
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    Just to add my two cents...
    I took Dr. X for Anatomy @ CCRI. By far the BEST prof I have ever had in my college career. (Lots of extra credit and gives you tools to succeed)
    For Physio, I took Dr. X (RIC). And for Micro I had Prof X (RIC) and she was quite a feisty beast..:chuckle

    As for dead animal stuff...yeah...it takes some getting used to. I am a huge animal lover and to see 40 dead cats lying around is pretty overwhelming. Oh, and to top it off, my cat was pregnant!!

    Good luck with your courses, and we are here to help if you run into problems.
    Last edit by sirI on Jun 20, '08 : Reason: please do not post names of professors
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    Quote from tinytessa31
    Yes doing those things would constitue extra credit. Well for the summer I purchased an Anatomy coloring book.... dont know why I am so nervous about taking the class .... I think its the whole dissecting a cat thing... Could you believe my one and only fear is dead animals... I'll probably pass out. Who did you take for Physiology and Intro to Micro?
    Oh while I am remembering it here are a few tips that I have come up with (and borrowed from other people) to help you out in Anatomy...

    • Wear old clothing that you don't mind getting rid of when your done with the class. I say this because the smell from the lab lingers and clings to your clothing and in some cases the smell won't come out even after washing (not often but just don't come in the lab all dressed up looking like your going to the club or something.)
    • Bring some kind of spray cologne or perfume with you for after lab. Again the smell clings to clothing and is kind of off putting so spray a little perfume on when your done and you will be fine until you can get home and shower and change clothing.
    • If you have trouble with dissecting an animal you have to remember that although it is sad that this cat died, this animal is going to be responsible for teaching you how to save hundreds of lives in the future and that is a noble thing for any creature no matter how big or small. I know its a little religious of me but here's how I look at it... I think that everything in life has a purpose and happens for a reason and these animals that we are dissecting are helping to teach us how to save countless lives and maybe that was their purpose. Or maybe not, but that's just my thinking...
    • If the smell really bothers you I would bring some Vicks or something to put a little bit underneath your nose. I will say the smell bothered me for a little while but after a few classes I was used to it. I know it helps if you do have a little something to eat before hand (maybe not a 5 course meal but a little snack) because the nausea from the smell won't make you feel as sick if you have something in your stomach.
    • And as bad as this sounds this is true for most people. Usually the lab partner who does most of the dissecting does the best on exams and overall in the course. You can share the dissecting work with your partner equally but if one partner does all the cutting and the other just watches usually the watcher does poorly (but that isn't a rule for everyone). I personally didn't like the dissecting part but after failing the class once for "just watching" my partner do all the cutting I took over on the second time and it helped out a lot (I still only got a C but thats passing!)
    • If you can go to the extra lab sessions to practice (you don't have to stay the whole time just go for a review) sometimes its with your professor and other times its a different one. If its a different one just ask if you can join if there is enough room (there usually is) and just review. If you have any questions you may ask the professor but since its not your lab session you need to wait until they have a free minute and not interrupt the students whose class your a guest in. Sometimes a different professor can give you a new perspective and way to look at something. Also form study groups for both lab and lecture and be sure to study the material a little bit each night because Anatomy can be overwhelming if you don't.
    • And finally remember that Anatomy lab is way worse then Physiology and you won't have to ever dissect a cat again if you just do it now and get it over with.



    I hope all of those tips help. I will try to think of some more to help out!


    !Chris
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    Wow Chris.... what can I say....You are awesome!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing ... that was really really awesome .... I am going to have to print that one out.... I like the vicks idea.... and I am always a very fancy dresser when I leave the house..geeze now I am going to have to get some stuff I normally dont wear.... Thanks again Chris
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    Thank you green eyes!!!!
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