I'm preparing to take a 5 week A&P1 class in June. I've already bought the A&P for Dummies book and it's helping me alot. I've got alot of input from these boards and from what I gather it seems that the skeletal system will be the most challenging with all of the bones and terms to remember.
I've got to know and understand where certain areas and parts of the skull and facial bones are like: frontal bone, orbital foramen, zygomatic bone, and mandible, ane more. It just seems like I feel lost since I haven't taken the class yet and don't really know what to expect.
Well my question is I'm viewing some websites on A&P and they list the different views with the parts (anterior, superior, lateral, etc.) and with each view are different parts listed.
What has been your experience? Did you study all views with all of the bones for each view or did your professor focus on 1 or 2 particular views? Should I just focus on studying the "general skeleton" (skull, mandible, hyoid bone, cervical vertebra, clavicle, etc.)?
Please keep in mind that I'm taking an accelerated 5 week course beginning in June
Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.:spin:
May 7, '09
Just wanted to say that I took A&P2 for a summer course but it was 10 weeks long. My memories of it were that I had no life that summer just school & work, gained 15 lbs, but passed with a B. My only suggestion to you would be check to see what grade level your nursing school will accept for A&P1. I say this because my nursing school based entry into program on A&P1, GPA, ACT score, etc, point is can you make your best possible grade in a 5 wk course? Not trying to discourage but it was a lot of information. Best of luck to you in your career
Last edit by Sarah G on May 7, '09
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