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micro before anatomy/physio?

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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?

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suzy253 is a RN and specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

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we took anatomy first, followed by physiology, then micro. Each one was built on the other

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All_Smiles_RN specializes in Cardiology.

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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.

...Jennifer...

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hoppermom3 has 5 years experience and specializes in OB, House Sup, ER, Med Surg.

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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.

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QuilterLPN has 6 years experience.

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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.

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It doesn't matter what order. Many people (non nursing students) take microbiology while never taking an anatomy course.

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moonbunnie has 5 years experience.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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camiluvsNURSING has 5 years experience and specializes in ER, CCU, LTAC.

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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!:rolleyes:

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