Question about A&P

  1. Hi! I took A&P1 several years ago- so it is not fresh in my memory. I've been reviewing it to help prepare for A&P2. For those of you that have taken both, do you feel there is content more needed from the first to do well in the second?

    Thanks!!!!
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  3. by   mixyRN
    Quote from evbella
    Hi! I took A&P1 several years ago- so it is not fresh in my memory. I've been reviewing it to help prepare for A&P2. For those of you that have taken both, do you feel there is content more needed from the first to do well in the second?

    Thanks!!!!
    I took A&P 1 this past spring and A&P 2 over the summer. 2 was just a continuation of 1, where we went on to learn about the body systems that were not covered in 1. I found that I didn't need to remember alot of detail about what we learned in 1 because we were mostly learning about new things, but you should check to see what systems you learned in 1 and what is covered in your class for 2 to determine if you missed anything important. Not all schools teach the same systems in 1 & 2 so there may be a gap you'll need to learn on your own.
    Good Luck!
  4. by   penny869
    usually A&P 2 is a continuation of A&P 1 what ever organ system that wasn't covered in A&P 1 will be covered in A&P 2. Think about it did you cover respiratory in 1 or unrinary or the brain. Good Luck
  5. by   mysterious_one
    one thing , i thought would be good to review, is hitology. I saw that our instructor, especially in lab, wanted to know in each organsystem we covered in A&P 2 , what cell structures where in it and so on.
  6. by   cathiep
    My experience was similar to the others. A&P2 covered systems I did not do in A&P1. Hope that helps.

    Cathie
  7. by   barbnyc
    I took both A&P I and A&P II. I felt they were two separate courses. In A&P II, the major in-depth topics were the brain, the urinary system, reproductive system, immune system, endocrine system, and genetics. Very little was revisited from A&P I because there was so much material to learn for A&P II. I felt my Microbiology course revisited more material from A&P I.
  8. by   evbella
    Thankyou for your responses- it's greatly appriciated!

    Carol
  9. by   Jules A
    Hi Carol,
    You should be fine. I had quite a gap in mine, got a C in A&PI as a young student but pulled an A in A&PII. Good luck!
  10. by   Pharmkat
    I wouldn't worry too much between A&P 1 and 2. Some teachers might assume that you know things or have heard of things that seem foriegn, so when all else fails, ask!!! (Actually, ask TONS of questions!!!!) Usually the rest of the class will appreciate it and the teacher will more than likely respect you for asking. (I asked SO many questions and my teacher just loved the fact that we were interested enough to want to know this stuff!)
    Also, save your notes from A&P 1 and your book as well. Re- organizing them is a good idea so they are easy access when you need to look anything up. I found that my first A&P book explained concepts more clearly and our teacher seemed to derive a lot of the test questions off of themes from the A&P 1 book. (Just a little more in depth- if you listened in class it was no problem.) I got an A both semesters and it ended up being my favorite class. Hope this helps!!!!

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