This class was tough.
I recommend this class to anyone looking to get into a field where learning the body is important. It covers the entire body (bones, muscles, cells, etc) and their functions as well. The majority of the class should be learned out of class but reviewed when you get back into your dorm. Because this course requires lots of memorization, putting in 6-8 hours is almost necessary in order to pass. If you love the body and find it fascinating and have no problem putting in work this is the class for you.
The highlights of this course were definitely the labs. Every BIO class has a separate class to go along with the lecture. The labs are all hands on where you can pick up the bones and physically move them around in your hands to identify structures of bones. This helps a great deal with memorization and allows you to apply the "doing" method to what was learned in class.
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Advice for students:
You must set aside time on your own to dedicate to study for this class. The class lectures and labs alone will not allow you to retain all the information you need to pass. Flashcards are a must! With anatomy and physiology it is important to know not only what that certain bone or muscle is called but what is does and why it is important. By making flashcards you are able to identify the bone muscle or cell and memorize its importance as well.