How hard is Microbiology?


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Specializes in Acute Care Psych, DNP Student. Has 4 years experience.

It's hard to say because micro classes vary so much. I took it in person before withdrawing from the class. In person it was pretty basic and interesting. I then took micro via an internet college and was in for quite a surprise as it was pretty heavy-duty and complex biochem type material.

Overall for me, I'd say micro was much tougher than the A&Ps. Thing is it may be different at your college?

Specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

I know you probably hear this a lot, but it really depends on you and your level of understanding and how well you learn, or even how you learn, anyway to answer your question, in my experience:

Anatomy and physiology 1-10 I give it a 2 in level of difficulty, I'm really good at a&p.

Microbiology 1-10 I give it a 5 , good luck to you, just take your time and study!


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I loved A&P and thought it was pretty easy.

My Micro class was a drag. I did well in it, but I thought it was terribly boring...Though I got A's in both classes, I think I'd have to say I struggled more in Micro, simply because I hated it. ?

miss rochelle

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I thought micro was a lot easier than a&p! That's just me, though... and I also found it really fascinating and the labs were pretty enjoyable.


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I liked my Micro class. The teacher made it an enjoyable class. For me, Physiology was much more difficult than Micro. Out of Anatomy, Micro and Phys, Micro was probably the easier of the three courses and also the most fun. Good Luck!


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Hopefull2009 said:
In comparison with Anatomy and hard is Micro?

Scale of 1 to 10?

The lab work was more like a Chemistry'll work with the Bunsenburner and do all kinds of biochemical tests and you will use the microscope A LOT I spent a significant amount of time in open lab to get everything done and make an A. The lecture portion was not quite as intense as the A&P lecture.

But nonetheless, it was a demanding class, no doubt about it!


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Specializes in Neuro.

I thought Micro was much more tougher than A&P. I took it together with A&P II and Psych, and it about did me in!! I really enjoyed the class and the lab was much more interesting than A&P, but there was so much more info to learn. Like posted above, it all depends on your particular school. Classes are all varied. On a scale of 1-10 A&P, I would give a 2, and Micro, I would give an 8!!

RN4life#1, RN

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Specializes in ER, Occupational Medicine.

I would say on a scale of 1-10 A&P I-2, II-4 (only b/c of the teacher and of course the cat EEWW!). Micro on the other hand I would give a 1, my teacher was wonderful, she explained everything so well. I know many will not agree with me, but micro was A-Okay ?

In my opinion Micro was less time consuming study-wise than A&P. I also thought my Micro tests were easier, but that could be because of the teacher. On a scale of 1-10, Micro was a 3 and A&P was an 8. Neither was hard, just time consuming, lots to memorize.


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Hopefull2009 said:
In comparison with Anatomy and hard is Micro?

Scale of 1 to 10?

I found Micro to be harder in that I needed to learn new vocabulary. I had to use the dictionary for that class more then I have ever done in my life. Also our teacher required proper spelling and some of those Bacteria etc are doozies. But that being said it was a really fun class I loved it and would love to take more.


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The only hard thing I found in Micro is the lab part but with the right effort and study you can do it!