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I am taking a life science class right now (which is basically an introduction to A & P and Microbiology) and I got ta tell ya'... I feel pretty confident about A & P. I really hate the micro side of it because I have such a hard time wrapping my mind around all those intense molecular processes but A & P is something that I can understand and relate to much more. I understand what my organs and muscles are and it's very intresting to discover how they work.

If A & P is all about memorizing body parts, then I think I am going to get an A with a lot of hard work. Anyone else feel this way? Did anyone on this thread dread A & P and then ended up loving it and doing good?

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my a/p instructor is going into great depth with cells and molecules which i don't like much. i wish it was more of memorization of body parts because then i could like the class. however, the anatomy deals with body parts and the "p" deals with the "mechanics" of it all which is much more than memorization.

i am taking a life science class right now (which is basically an introduction to a & p and microbiology) and i got ta tell ya'... i feel pretty confident about a & p. i really hate the micro side of it because i have such a hard time wrapping my mind around all those intense molecular processes but a & p is something that i can understand and relate to much more. i understand what my organs and muscles are and it's very intresting to discover how they work.

if a & p is all about memorizing body parts, then i think i am going to get an a with a lot of hard work. anyone else feel this way? did anyone on this thread dread a & p and then ended up loving it and doing good?

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I though A&P was just memorizing parts, and their functions. But we learn all the parts of the parts, down to type of cells in each part, etc. I thought I would HATE it when we started doing cells, but I actually ended up loving it! Learning how amazing our bodies are was very interesting. Especially how muscles work.

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I am taking a life science class right now (which is basically an introduction to A & P and Microbiology) and I got ta tell ya'... I feel pretty confident about A & P. I really hate the micro side of it because I have such a hard time wrapping my mind around all those intense molecular processes but A & P is something that I can understand and relate to much more. I understand what my organs and muscles are and it's very intresting to discover how they work.

If A & P is all about memorizing body parts, then I think I am going to get an A with a lot of hard work. Anyone else feel this way? Did anyone on this thread dread A & P and then ended up loving it and doing good?

A&P is not just memorizing bodyparts and terms....in A&P1 our teacher went pretty deep into the bone formation process, what role certain hormones play ect. and muscle function, also Cellular respiration (Krebs Cycle). It got very molecular. In A&P 2 the cardiac cycle almost killed everyone so did the kidney function and particular the Immune System was a real killer!!!!!!

It was alot of stuff!!!!!!! But I know that I will be well prepared for Pathophysiology in nursing school....it was our teacher's goal to give us a good foundation.

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A&P is not just memorizing bodyparts and terms....in A&P1 our teacher went pretty deep into the bone formation process, what role certain hormones play ect. and muscle function, also Cellular respiration (Krebs Cycle). It got very molecular. In A&P 2 the cardiac cycle almost killed everyone so did the kidney function and particular the Immune System was a real killer!!!!!!

It was alot of stuff!!!!!!! But I know that I will be well prepared for Pathophysiology in nursing school....it was our teacher's goal to give us a good foundation.

Ahhh... YES!! The kidneys... and all their little tubules! Who would have known there are a million of those things in there???? :lol2:

A&P is so much more than memorizing. You don't just learn the names of bones or muscles.... you learn what they are made of... what cells they are composed of... what that little tiny indent on the end of your femur is called... etc.

And the Physiology part is really detailed. Right down to the sodium and potassium that enter and leave a cell thru it's membrane...

It's all really fascinating. I loved it... and there are a lot of things you need to memorize, but most of it I feel you need to understand as well. HTH's

Good luck!

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I had a class similar to yours, they called it Health Science and it also combined A&P with microbiology. I can tell you an A is do-able, you just have to put in the time. There is a LOT to learn. I thought it wouldn't be that bad, such as memorizing all the bones - I didn't realize you have to memorize every bump or hole on every bone! (That's an exaggeration, but not much!). I studied at least three hours a day, and somtimes more than five, but I got my A, darn it. I do think the microbiology was harder, but there was MORE A&P and the cellular processes were hard to wrap my mind around.

Good luck!

Kelly

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Did you all take a biology class before hand? At my current college I am having to take bio before taking A&P I & II. My professor keeps telling us that this is the foundatation to any other science class that we will be taking and by the sounds of it, it seems like it is. We're currently going thru cellular structure which seems as if it will be very helpfull for A&P.

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Ahhh... YES!! The kidneys... and all their little tubules! Who would have known there are a million of those things in there???? :lol2:

A&P is so much more than memorizing. You don't just learn the names of bones or muscles.... you learn what they are made of... what cells they are composed of... what that little tiny indent on the end of your femur is called... etc.

And the Physiology part is really detailed. Right down to the sodium and potassium that enter and leave a cell thru it's membrane...

It's all really fascinating. I loved it... and there are a lot of things you need to memorize, but most of it I feel you need to understand as well. HTH's

Good luck!

....and I forgot to mention the tricky Endocrine System :uhoh3:

The Blood was very interesting, too. We got to do a bloodsmear from our own blood and identified the various white blood cells and counted them. MIne was perfect.....everything was in the normal ranges that day. It's amazing what you can tell from a white blood cell count. You may have an infection or allergies etc. FASCINATING!!!!!!

The classes were very time consuming and difficult but I learned soooooooooo very much!

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I am taking a life science class right now (which is basically an introduction to A & P and Microbiology) and I got ta tell ya'... I feel pretty confident about A & P. I really hate the micro side of it because I have such a hard time wrapping my mind around all those intense molecular processes but A & P is something that I can understand and relate to much more. I understand what my organs and muscles are and it's very intresting to discover how they work.

If A & P is all about memorizing body parts, then I think I am going to get an A with a lot of hard work. Anyone else feel this way? Did anyone on this thread dread A & P and then ended up loving it and doing good?

I was nervous about taking AP I did terrible in general biology my first time out (20 years ago). I ended up loving loving AP I knew right away after my first class that yup this was where I belonged. There is a lot of memorization which is easy but the physiology part is concepts and functions which can be really hard to grasp at times so it requries alot of studing, and extra work to put it all together, but in the end very much worth it, as its so fascinating!!

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....and I forgot to mention the tricky Endocrine System :uhoh3:

The Blood was very interesting, too. We got to do a bloodsmear from our own blood and identified the various white blood cells and counted them. MIne was perfect.....everything was in the normal ranges that day. It's amazing what you can tell from a white blood cell count. You may have an infection or allergies etc. FASCINATING!!!!!!

The classes were very time consuming and difficult but I learned soooooooooo very much!

I am so sad I can't take more science I want to keep going lol. I have to say my favorite system was Lymphatic/immune, I love diseases and how your body fights back with the complement etc....Its so unbelievably amazing!!

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