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Advice for Pathophysiology and A&P 2

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by ksecatero21 ksecatero21 (Member) Member

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Hi all. Just wanted some advice on pathophysiology and A&P 2, which I'll be taking this semester. I'm really nervous about both classes. Is A&P 2 harder than A&P 1? Is patho similar to A&P?

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thelittledoe specializes in Surgical.

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I absolutely loved A&PII. I think in part because the topics are more interesting to me and my professor was incredible. My absolute favorite part was dissecting a sheep heart, so cool and helpful to learn how it works. I can't say anything for patho as I haven't taken it yet!

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great!! hopefully I'll enjoy it too, I skimmed through my textbook, I'm excited about the cardiovascular system. I don't know much about my instructor but my A&P 1 instructor was amazing too bad she didn't get to teach the second part. thanks for the advice :)

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strawberryluv is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

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I took A&P2 at my school and I thought it was very challenging. The material was more focused on

the physiology aspect and was very in-depth. My professor even said that students usually go

one letter grade lower in A&P2 than A&P1. If I were you I would buy the textbook website

to your textbook and if they have a question bank to utilize that to study.

I also highly recommend listening to lectures on the topic. Perhaps even get

a supplemental book because it is HARD.

Pathophysiology was easy for us because my teacher did not know how to teach

so she gave a lot of extra credit. I am actually reteaching myself patho because I did not learn a THING.

I am buying the Physiology coloring book by Wynn Kapit because I heard it was really good.

Good luck!

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that's what I figured on the physiological aspect. I've heard different on the intensity of the courses, I heard that A&P 1 was harder than A&P 2 but who knows until you take the course I guess.

Patho I have an instructor that is good but very tough. Hopefully I learn a lot out of her :)

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AP2 was much easier than AP1 in my opinion. As for patho, I am taking that this semester.

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thanks!! good luck on patho :)

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I liked A&P2 much more than A&P1. It was harder because it was less about memorizing and more about understanding entire organ systems and how they affect each other. But that made it all the more interesting. I did better on the tests in A&P2 than A&P1; I had the same professor for both. My problem with both classes is that they moved so quickly through the material. You'd barely get a chance to begin study on one system and then you'd have to listen to lectures on another system. Try not to procrastinate. I devoted nearly every weekend to A&P alone in order to get the material down. The hardest sections for me were fluids and electrolytes and the endocrine system. The cardiovascular system was one of my favorites.

ETA: I'm taking patho this semester. :wideyed:

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I'm good at not procrastinating I learned that from taking A&P and micro together last semester. hopefully this semester is a little easier and less stressful :)

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