Published Jul 22, 2004
is it crazy to take microbiology before you take Anatomy/Physiology? At my school the only pre req for micro is general bio..but it seems that most people take their anatomy first? Is it doable the other way around?
we took anatomy first, followed by physiology, then micro. Each one was built on the other
Most people take A&P before Micro. I'm pretty sure it's recommended to take them that way. Due to a scheduling problem, I ended up taking micro first. I struggled through the course, but I did pretty well. Then when I went and took A&P, I understood a bit more than the other students, specifically when it came cellular stuff, DNA/RNA, and viruses/bacteria. It's doable either way.
I took them both the same semester and didn't have any trouble with either one. I thought micro was easier than A & P though.
I took micro before A&P, and didn't have a problem. We didn't have a great deal of pathophys-type stuff incorporated into the micro class. Micro focused on bacteria and viruses, how they reproduce, and those types of things.
It doesn't matter what order. Many people (non nursing students) take microbiology while never taking an anatomy course.
i dont think they are actually linked at most schools. some of the material is related, but not enough that it really matters which one you take first. i know people who have done it successfully either way. i did a&p first, but thats just the way my schedule worked out. and i agree that a&p is harder than micro, at least it was at my school.
I agree....I was thinking how are they related at all?? They're not.
It's recommended at our school to take A&P first, but I'm sure you'll get through Micro either way. I have to agree with Jennifer that I had a much easier time with DNA stuff having had it the second time around than my classmates who didn't do A&P first.
However you go--good luck!! When you get to your clinical work it is so worth it!!!
At the local community college, A&P is a 100 level course and micro is a 200 level course (higher). We were required to have taken at least A&P I before taking micro. I guess they wanted to make sure you could handle the information volume of A&P first before going on to a higher level class.
I Took A & P I At The Same Time As Micro.
I took BIOL first, MICRO second and then A&P I & II.
Ironically I got a C in BIOL, B in MICRO and A's in A&P I & II, you would think it would be the other way around!
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