Important Anatomy / Phys. Processes

  1. OK Anatomy / Physiology Students,

    What are some of the most important and common chemical and biological processes taught in Anatomy & Physiology I?

    ie. Krebs Cycle, etc.

    Just trying to get myself prepared. I am going to attempt to take A&P I this summer, it's 4 credits shoved into 10 weeks. It's been a while since I've take an A&P class and the only thing I remember about the class is memorizing bones, muscles, nerves, etc. Which, I'm happy to say, I started quizing myself on and am quite impressed at how much I remembered. Cudos to my A&P teacher Mr. Murray!

    Fill me in on what everyone else has been learning.


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  3. by   Agnus
    Sounds like you are on the right tract. Just keep doing what you have been and you alread have a very good head start.

    A and P I covers only certain systems. Ask specifically which ones your school covers in I. This can vary from school to school.
  4. by   ix555
    At the CC where I'm taking A&P (Portland CC), the first 4 cr. semester is mostly basic cellular organization, basic chemistry, basic tissue types, and then the important bones, joints, and skeletal muscles: mostly memorization of anatomical details, with the physiology side being membrane transport and electrical conduction.

    Second term means neural tissue (brain, spinal cord, major nerves/plexi, ANS), endocrine, heart, blood vessels, lymphatics and immunity, which meant a lot more memorization and having to think about the effects of these systems on the body. Class grades for this term were much lower than the first term.

    Third term (what I'm starting now) is everything else (respiratory, GI, urinary, reproduction), and it looks like we'll hit glycolysis/Krebs/ET and the other fun chemistry stuff. Everyone assures me it's the easiest term of the three.
  5. by   fairyprincess2003
    Hey there
    For me anatomy was seprate from Human Physiology, then pathophys.
    Anatomy was easier to grasp than Physiology, anatomy was more memorization, as the previous poster noted such as bones, tissues, arteries, organs(ie chambers of the heart, lobes of the lung), anatomy of the brain, spine, pia, dura matter etc. Also in anatomy we learned the cranial nerves, I mean this was over two years ago, so what I remember.
    Physiology was much more difficult. We had six sections I think, with cardio, neuro, respiratory, renal, GI, endocrine/repro.
    The MOST difficult were respiratory and renal. The equations can be aggrivating, such as Total Lung Volume, Pulse Pressure, Total Reisdula Volume, ummm Glomerular Filtration Rate, etc. I could go on You really need to pay attention to grasp the physiology, it was not like anatomy where you could learn from the book as easy.
    Also, my word of advice, pay attention now. These classes will come back, better you know it all now then in two years you are expected to already know explicit anatomy/physio when taking health assessment.
    Don't worry too much about patho, we to me anyway it was sooo much easier.
    Don't worry about studying now, you will get all the info you need to know in a few weeks.
    Good luck
  6. by   fairyprincess2003
    Oh and GI and reproduction are simplistic compared to the others.