Has anyone taken microbiology and physiology in the same semester?

  1. I'm planning on taking microbiology and physiology in the same semester. Has anyone done this? Is the amount of studying required doable? What did your study schedule look like? Any tips or recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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  3. by   Tasha0070
    Yes I did. Got 2 B's
  4. by   Tasha0070
    Yes it's a lot of studying, but you'll be okay! Just don't slack or procrastinate
  5. by   thatgirl2478
    Yes, got A's in both.

    Micro is more facts, Physiology is more processes. Not a ton of studying for Micro, a TON of studying for A&P (a ton, particularly in the last 8 weeks when I would study about 6-10hrs per week depending on if there was a test or not).
  6. by   sofiwes49
    Did you take any other classes that semester? Thanks for responding! My advisor told me that most students who take microbiology with physiology either end up failing one or dropping one, so it's nice to hear that you got A's in both. I plan on dedicating plenty of time to these two classes and only adding on an online writing class that semester!
  7. by   Tasha0070
    Nope! Just those two
  8. by   Tasha0070
    See if you can possibly find those online. I did mine in person, however many people said online was easier
  9. by   rgo2018
    Quote from Tasha0070
    See if you can possibly find those online. I did mine in person, however many people said online was easier
    Many schools don't accept online version of these classes. I would strongly caution against this idea.
  10. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    I took Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, and Human Development in one semester and ran the board with A's in each.

    My only tips are:

    1) Get the books as soon as possible and start reading the chapter intros and summaries

    2) Study multiple times every day, including mental reviews before getting out of bed in the morning and as you're falling asleep at night.

    3) Flash cards are your friends... make your own.

    4) Get ancillary materials to support the book and lecture
  11. by   thatgirl2478
    I also took 2 psych classes (child dev & adult dev) and got A's in those as well.

    I think it depends on how serious you are and how much other, non flexible, stuff you have going on outside school. It helps to know HOW you study/learn best.

    FWIW, I have 2 kids (3&7) and a husband who were all very flexible and forgiving when I needed to study & maybe didn't have dinner ready .
  12. by   sofiwes49
    Thanks for responding! It's been reassuring to hear that many people have succeeded at taking these classes together! I commend you for your hard work!
  13. by   sofiwes49
    Thanks for the tips! Just wondering, did you have to work while taking these classes? I have a part-time job where I only have to work about ten hours a week.
  14. by   sydneya1231
    I don't work, but I do have a kid. I took Microbiology, A&P2, and 2 other classes and pulled through with an A in all. It wasn't easy and at the beginning I spent all day studying or working on labs for micro. It gets easier and less time consuming once you learn how to study efficiently for both. They're time consuming, but doable together. Most of my A&P2 class was in my Microbiology class.

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