Anatomy for Dummies

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I want to order Anatomy and Physiology for Dummies. Is it better to order the book, workbook, or both?

mariposabella

356 Posts

Get both! I got both from Books a Million. Im using it for A&P II, I didnt need any help books for A&P I, but I flipped through the books and it can be helpful. The workbook has exercises for each section, I think it will help me a lot. I also got two coloring books the Anatomy and Physiology coloring books by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson. I recommend you get those as well. You want to be as prepared as you can be for A&PI.

korena001

11 Posts

Thanks! I will certainly get these. I am rusty in this and need all the help I can get.:bow:

jeanttb

42 Posts

lol. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sought after those dummy books to get a clearer grasp on the material during my pre-studying. good luck to all!

ejcl68

263 Posts

I have the book and it is very, very basic. Its written for someone who just wants a general understanding. I would suggest Anatomy and physiology the easy way(the title is very amusing) over the dummies books. Truthfully, most A & P classes will be much harder than the dummies book. I found it helped to review some concepts but that's all. They will not get you a much better grade. You have to learn the concepts from the main book and use the internet. You will be better off.

fdlink085

41 Posts

Get the cliff notes version http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Physiology-Cliffs-Quick-Review/dp/0764563734/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249161816&sr=8-1

I've used several summary guides and cliff is quite easily the best.

Specializes in Case Mgmt, Anesthesia, ICU, ER, Dialysis.

Rhoades and Bell's Medical Physiology book got me through graduate-level physiology. It's a first-year medical school textbook, is imminently "readable", and I guarantee will be at or above the level of any A&P they can throw at you. Good luck.

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