Thanks for any help on Anatomy

  1. Hi, I am currently in Human Anatomy and was wondering if anyone knows of any helpful websites to look at. Also any advice for study habits. Thanks
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  3. by   Q.
    There's a good resource book called Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, who illustrates things very well. Also, I've used an anatomy coloring book.

    Otherwise, simple memorizing and drill work is what worked for me.
  4. by   colleen10
  5. by   colleen10
    PS, A&P is a lot of memorization and understanding of very involved processes and concepts.

    However you best memorize things ie. write something over and over or if saying something out loud repeatedly, try to integrate that into the way you study.
  6. by   Roland
    by Wyn Kapit. After you get them photo copy the plates BEFORE you color them that way you can get "multiple" practice on difficult concepts. I think this is the best tool short of dissection for learning Anatomy. For the physiology part read your text AT LEAST twice before a test. This would seem to be a really basic concept, but it amazes me how many people DON'T read their text books that much. Some teachers will tell you that you can rely on their notes. This may be true for SOME teachers SOME of the time, but don't count on it.
  7. by   flowerchild
    Make index cards that you can carry with you. Study them when any time you have a moment of time. I studied them constantly, while waiting in traffic, waiting in line at the grocery store, before class, etc. Worked great for me! Used the same technique for nursing memorization.
  8. by   lpnga
    Thanks for all the wonderful replies. I have been making index cards. It helps alot. I don't read out text book because it does not explain well, and my teacher says the tests will be from out notes and I have yet to find one test from our notes. Thanks
  9. by   lunakat
    try A&P for dummies, I find it easier to understand and grasp basic concepts form this book. in the last chapter the author even gives websites to look for help on.. Also look for anatomy flash cards at the book store (borders, barnes and nobles ect.)
  10. by   Merry1
    I used the CD rom that came with my book, read the chapter at least once(never know where the test questions will come from) then I took my digital camera to class and photographed the models that some of my test questions came from and studied them at home on my computer. Worked for me
  11. by   karenG
    have you tried NELI? its the National electronic library for health (and if i could spell I'd be dangerous!) think the address is

    it has a really good anatomy site but is really gruesome!

  12. by   Roland
    that you can rely upon their notes they are speaking of PASSING the class. I'm someone who is crushed if I get less than a 95% on an exam and RARELY are the notes sufficient to obtain those kind of grades. If your textbook is insufficient consider visiting your library (or the schools) to see if you can find a better one. Also, realize that SOME schools will SELDOM update their tests. Thus, the qustions will be drawn from a PREVIOUS edition (rather than the one assigned to your class). This can make getting the answers correct almost impossible. I know for a fact that Ivy Tech in Indianapolis does this with their advanced A&P classes.

    Also some schools are just plain harder than others. I brought one of my wife's old A&P tests on the CNS to my current physiology instructor (a Phd who has written/co written several A&P text books). She indicated that she was dubious as to whether or not SHE could score an "A" on that exam. The reason was that there were numerous PATHOPHYSIOLOGY type questions. Here's an example of a question on her test:

    A patient has suffered a stab wound to the middle of the back around T-7 resulting in damage to the spinal cord on the left side between eight and ten o'clock in the lateral funiculus areas.

    The patient would be unable to:
    A. Sense light touch from the left leg.

    B. Voluntarily contract muscles of the right leg.

    C. Sense cutaneous temperature changes from the right leg.

    D. Demonstrate myotatic reflexes of the right leg.

    E. None of the above

    The key indicates that the correct anser is "C" but does not indicate why (damage to lateral spinothalamic tract maybe?). In any case this type of question constituted 70% of that exam for her.
    Last edit by Roland on Nov 15, '02
  13. by   lpnga
    Thanks for the help.. I love the idea on using the camera, I never thought of that..i'm so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!that you said that. Thanks for any new replies and the previous ones.