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need help with anatomy and physiolgy course...?

danimcd

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hi everyone...
i'm trying to go back to school for to get a B.Sc.N.
up here we have a second entry program for people who alread have a degree, so i can fast track and get it in 2 instead of 4 years.
i only need to complete this one anatomy and physiolgy course on my own as a final prereq.... but i have issues grasping a few things.

i have a course assigned "tutor" but she doesn't help me very well... she just says "re-read the chapter" all the time... :Dizzy: and even though i may be able to recite the entier text i may not grasp it completely... which means when it comes to assignments and putting things together i am having a difficult time.

i have a final on jan. 31st and i was wondering if there was anyone here who i may be able to help me out with a few questions from time to time...??
i dont need you to be a nurse or a dr., just anyone who has a good understanding of anatomy and physiology would be great!

i did aweful on my last exam... and i am pooping my pants right now :Badly::Struggle:

thanks everyone!
 

sphynxie

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Sorry I'm not very good at either but you can always post the questions and see if we can help.
 

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Sorry Friend, Can't help you here. But if you have a nutrition question, I may be able to help you.
 

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Feel free to ask me if you want. I don't have any degrees but between Greg and I we are a font of mostly useless information. lol

We'd be happy to help in anyway we can
 

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Something I found REALLY helpful when taking anatomy and physiology (the latter I took 3 times...LOL...****ty teacher though)
was the "Anatomy colouring book" and the "physiology colouring book".
They cost prob $25 new but you can get them 2nd hand and no one colours the whole thing anyway. I may even have a copy in my thrift store if you're stuck.
They are great if you are a visual learner, which I am. The physiology colouring book is great for explaining a concept with just one page!!
I even got the "pharmacology colouring book" the next year..LOL

Adventures of A Naked Cat
 

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Dani, I commend you on your efforts. Just remember that pain means growth. Forge ahead to better your life. The rewards are waiting for you. Illium and tidia are just words - find the association - the pictures if you are a visual learner.:Smile:
 

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We can put our heads together when you need help. I am a pre-nursing student. I took A&P I last semester and heading into A&P II next week :Cool:.
 

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I'm glad to see you have got your bases covered. I have a degree in clinical laboratory medicine but haven't taken A&P course in too many years to admit. :Wink: Like Holly, I am a font of random and rarely useful knowledge.

I love the coloring book concept. What a great tool for visual learners.
 

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Hi! I am a BSN, & I would be happy to help anyway I can!:ThumbsUp:
-I meant to ask if your final is cumulative. If so, this does present more of a challenge. I would suggest you gather your notes, divide them into segments & read over each set of notes thoughtfully, looking up anything that it not clear to you. Then, a couple days before the final, read over ALL your notes one last time. This was useful for me while I was in college, especially since I did not have much time to study - I worked part-time & had six (yes, 6!) kids at home, plus I had to help out with our livestock (several beef cows, a couple of pigs, & a pony):Dizzy:. If you have never used this method, it might be worth a try.:ThumbsUp: Let us know how we can help!
-My husband gave me a tip that also worked well for me with anxiety about tests - he told me to concentrate on learning & understanding the info & not to worry about "getting the right answer'!
-(I'm on a roll!:LOL:) One last tip- get enough sleep the night before the test & eat a good breakfast!
-I LIED! I do have one more tip! Many colleges that use multiple choice exams- there is a good chance that of the four possible answers, you will find one STUPID answer, one WRONG answer, & TWO POSSIBLE CORRECT ANSWERS - you must choose the MOST correct answer!
 
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bean406

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-I meant to ask if your final is cumulative. If so, this does present more of a challenge. I would suggest you gather your notes, divide them into segments & read over each set of notes thoughtfully, looking up anything that it not clear to you. Then, a couple days before the final, read over ALL your notes one last time. This was useful for me while I was in college, especially since I did not have much time to study - I worked part-time & had six (yes, 6!) kids at home, plus I had to help out with our livestock (several beef cows, a couple of pigs, & a pony):Dizzy:. If you have never used this method, it might be worth a try.:ThumbsUp: Let us know how we can help!
-My husband gave me a tip that also worked well for me with anxiety about tests - he told me to concentrate on learning & understanding the info & not to worry about "getting the right answer'!
-(I'm on a roll!:LOL:) One last tip- get enough sleep the night before the test & eat a good breakfast!
-I LIED! I do have one more tip! Many colleges that use multiple choice exams- there is a good chance that of the four possible answers, you will find one STUPID answer, one WRONG answer, & TWO POSSIBLE CORRECT ANSWERS - you must choose the MOST correct answer!

Wow to working, raising 6 kids, and farming!! You are hardcore!! I am single with no kids (well I guess I can now count Lilo) and work part-time and still find A&P to be a tough tough class!!
 

danimcd

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yay thanks everyone! i haven't checked back much today as i hoped to! i have gotten a bit of info from a member so far...

so far i am trying to answer a question about interferons... ugh... so i am gathering as much info as i can first before i put out the questions... im using wikipedia as a general place to start with furthering my knowledge and then progressing from there so more acedimic sites and books!!

and no it isn't cumulative, but there is about 40% of the course is on it ...
so over the next few days i am going to be buried in the books for the most part...
and when i run into problems i will write my specific questions here... i don't want to be too general with my questions...

thanks so much everyone!!!
this place is amazing!
 

maxtmill

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Wow to working, raising 6 kids, and farming!! You are hardcore!! I am single with no kids (well I guess I can now count Lilo) and work part-time and still find A&P to be a tough tough class!!

I enjoyed A&P - it was microbiology that brought me to tears! Statistics was not fun, either!:Dizzy:
 

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I'm a respiratory therapist and am really good when it comes to heart, lungs, and airways. Just ask away.
 

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Parasitology was my bug! ;)
Used to come home and have scalding hot showers after those lectures!!! :LOL::LOL:
 

maxtmill

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Wow! There seem to be alot of us on the Lair with medical backgrounds - how cool!:ThumbsUp:
 
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