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So I am assuming when the term A&P is used it is refering to Anatomy and Physiology.. my question is, is this normally one class? If not, is it wise to take them together?

Right now it is in my plans to take Anat this fall and Phys next spring.

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I believe schools offer them differently. At the college I am going to, A&P are together in a two semester course A&P I and A&P II. Since they are closely related I guess is why they offer them in this way.

And yes, A&P = Anatomy and Physiology (took me a while to realize that here on the boards as well... ;)).

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So I am assuming when the term A&P is used it is refering to Anatomy and Physiology.. my question is, is this normally one class? If not, is it wise to take them together?

Right now it is in my plans to take Anat this fall and Phys next spring.

Thanks!

It will depend on your school, some offer them seperate some offer it as a complete unit with AP 1 and 2. I don't believe there is a right or wrong way, many schools of thought in the end you do whatever your school offers.

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donsterRN has 10 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in Cardiac Care.

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My program did it as A&PI in the fall, and then A&PII in the spring. It was nice to be able to work on entire systems and get all of the information and then move on. I don't think I'd enjoy a semester of Anatomy, and then a semester of Physiology. The physio stuff can be intense and difficult if you don't recall the anatomy.

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MBCVICURN has 4 years experience and specializes in CVICU, CPCU.

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I attend a Community College and this course is together and most of us have to take it for two semesters. Lots to learn in this course, make time to study. I can't wait to see what is in store for A&P 2.

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coolpeach specializes in ER/Ortho.

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I took both A&P 1 and 2 at Richland. It was broken down into systems. For example the skeletal system. First we learned all the names of the bones, where they were located, how to identify them etc (the anatomy part). Then we continued on learning what the bones are made of (cells, molecules etc), how the skeletal system interacts with other body systems, and the histology (how to identify the cells under the microscope).

My school did not offer the two as seperate courses, but I can't imagine taking them seperatly. It flowed pretty smoothly the way they had it set up.

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