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A&P1 online over summer..

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Has anyone ever taken A&P1 lecture/lab as an online course? I am not sure what to expect and with it being over the summer session I am wondering how successful I will be and if I will learn... Unfortunately I have to travel for a week for work purposes and cannot take it on campus or I would!! I am looking for any experiences or advice.

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I don't suggest it. A&P is a lot of information to take in during the short summer session. My A&P prof was offering it for the first time this past (full) semester as an online course and she said she was highly considering NOT doing it again due to the lack of success.

also, for the lab portion, if there is dissection involved in your lab, you have to keep your own specimen ... in your fridge... for the duration of the lab. as in the same fridge you keep your cokes and cheese in.... thanks but no thanks

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If you do take it, although I have not had any experience with A&P online, consider looking for youtube videos also. There's a wonderful one... I'm not quite sure what it's called, but it's a series. Something Academy? AHA? I'm not sure.

He describes everything in detail, and it's the only way I passed A&P II. He explained the nephrons function in a way that made it not only simple, but also fun.

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Yeah I am kind of screwed I guess... either I take it online and from what it seems struggle to get a good grade or I take it on campus and miss a week due to work.

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I think it's highly individual. I know people who have taken it online during a short summer session and have been successful (ie gone on to take courses like patho that rely heavily on your previous A&P knowledge).

I don't think that taking it during the summer during a condensed timeframe is detrimental and as long as you keep on top of reading, homework, quizzes, etc., it's entirely possible to do well and learn the material.

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Yeah, you can do it in the summer. I did it online back when. Good fun really. You'll learn more than you would in class I think.

What did the online lab consist of? Were you required to perform dissections at home like someone stated above...

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I took A/P I and II online during summer and made A's. The important thing for you to realize is ...as with any online course....you must READ, READ, and RE-READ. If you have very solid study habits ....I do not think it will be that difficult for you. GOOD LUCK!

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What did the online lab consist of? Were you required to perform dissections at home like someone stated above...

I'm convinced you don't learn crap dissecting. I taught h.s. biology and anatomy/physiology and my kids never got jack out of cutting some animals apart. (I took A&P after I had taught it, btw.)

Anyway, it seems like we had some type of simulation CD we had to buy. It was cheap and really corny. It has some simulations on it like using a bomb calorimeter. We had to draw a bone with osteons and everything. We had to label some stuff. Fax, scan, or mail in. It seems like the CD may have had a virtual frog on it, plus there were pictures.

The thing about anatomy is that you're not going to use a whole lot of it to any degree of detail. How many nurses do you think are able to name all the ligaments of the elbow or all the bones and process of the skull? How many people know what the sellica turcica is? Just having an idea of what is where is all you'll need as a basic. Physiology will carry you farther. Focus on that. Unless you're taking a gross anatomy class with prosected body parts and a chance to do an extremely long and agonizing human dissection you're not going to get a whole lot out of it.

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Just having an idea of what is where is all you'll need as a basic. Physiology will carry you farther.

Regardless of what is going to be used longer and/ or what is of educational value, it is a required part of the class and if A&P is anything like the one I took looking at it as a "class that is not that beneficial" is a GREAT way to set your self up for an F. There are a lot of classes I have had to take that I do not see the value in taking them but none the less they were required for some reason or another.

(besides I was one of those weird kids that liked doing dissections and learned quite a bit from them)

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Regardless of what is going to be used longer and/ or what is of educational value, it is a required part of the class and if A&P is anything like the one I took looking at it as a "class that is not that beneficial" is a GREAT way to set your self up for an F. There are a lot of classes I have had to take that I do not see the value in taking them but none the less they were required for some reason or another.

(besides I was one of those weird kids that liked doing dissections and learned quite a bit from them)

Pass your class and do well in it. That's a given. I'm referring to what one would likely need for future reference thus the reason the course is required. Thanks for stepping in though.

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