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Anyone buy their own anatomy models?

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by pdxmomazon pdxmomazon (Member)

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Hey there!

I'm currently in A&P 1 and (hopefully) will finish all three sections this year. I am getting an A, but barely. I work, have young kids yadda yadda yadda, so I'm not able to make it to open labs very often. (There is one directly after my lab and I always stay- giving me an average of 4 hours in the lab each week.) I feel like I might do better if I had my own skeleton. I have found a couple on the web that aren't horrendously expensive, and have a fair amount of detail (according to other buyers)

Has anyone gone this route? Suggestions?

Thanks!

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OB-nurse2013 has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Labor and Delivery.

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No I didnt but I as stuck in a similiar situation as was many of my fellow students. So our SI was really helpful she took photos of every single thing we had to know in our kab and we all printed them and labeled them and this enabled us to study at home enough.

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SierraMoon has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/UM.

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Head down to Big Lots or similar and check out the Halloween decorations. I got a little 24" or so skeleton model with most of the major landmarks on it for less than $10 . I added some stuff with a marker. It worked great, was cheap, and portable. Finished with an A and I put him out for Halloween every year. :D

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I actually considered it, but a lot of them were really expensive. I didn't have time to go to open labs much at all and I still managed to make an A in both labs. Here's what I did- I made it ONE day to open lab for first semester, then I took pictures of the models and if there were any lists of what each thing was I took a picture of that. The second semester I couldn't get to open lab for that one day, so I just took pictures of the models during class when we were going over things.

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I was in the same situation and I used a CD-ROM called Practice Anatomy Lab 2.0, it covers the bones, muscles, and histology using human, cat & pig models. I highly recommend it.

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One of the greatest things that I learned to do in A & P was use either a camera (best quality) or your camera phone and take pictures of all the models. I spent a great deal of time in lab, as I was an older returning student, and I wanted to be able to look at actual models AT HOME rather than our text books.

Problem solved- very cheaply. Download to your computer and print off if you like. Best thing I ever... did in A & P.

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Thanks for all your replies. I have taken my camera in to take photos of our models. Some of them are missing their keys, though. What a pain! I really want to have models of the bones so I can feel all the bumps, and touch where the insertion/origin points are. However, buying a disarticulated skeleton is even more expensive than buying a model! I'm going to hold off for a bit. Thanks for your replies!

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