Taking physiology first??? HELP!


ALL the science classes that I want to enroll in for Spring 09 are closed....except Physiology....is it bad if I take it first?? I will be able to get into the classes I want next semester when I am returning student...right now, I am considered a new student so I got a really late registration date...I'm going to try to petition for chemistry, but if I don't get in, should I wait, or take physiology first?


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I'd have to say it depends on where you go. Talk to the teacher and see if you'd really be breaking new ground. I'm just getting done with my 1 sem. of A & P and I'm think retaining the physiology is a lot easier then the bare facts. Anatomy is the study of the body's form and Physiology is the function. Definately at least email the teacher and see what s/he thinks!:twocents:


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This idea does not jazz me too much. So much of physiology makes sense -- and is easier to remember -- when you understand the underlying anatomy.

Don't give up on getting into another course you need. At my school, seats always open up when students don't pay their tuition bill, or when they change their schedule during the first week of school.


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I took physiology first, and I'm soooooooooooo glad I did. For me, the functions make sense, while the straight memorization of Anatomy was a lot more difficult. Plus, our physiology teacher was excellent. I expect my grade in Anatomy would have been much worse if I hadn't taken physiology first, and I might not have continued with this path.

So if you do end up taking physiology first, it isn't necessarily the end of the world. So much depends on the quality of the individual professors and your personal strengths and weaknesses.

On the other hand, I'm really glad I took chemistry before physio. An understanding of chemical concepts, especially acids and bases, really helped.

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