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Always Do the Reading
This class was tough.
I would definitely recommend Anatomy and Physiology to any student because, as my professor noted, it teaches so much about the human body, and well, all of us have one. Taking the course helped me learn so much about the body that now, when my mom tells me she feels pain somewhere, I no longer have to "Google it" to find out what might be wrong. The course, though it may seem challenging at first, is so interesting that one would actually WANT to learn the material, and unlike some other courses, it equips students with practical, applicable knowledge that proves invaluable when applying to nursing school, helping an exaggerating friend understand why he/she is not dying, or even having an intelligent conversation with that good-looking guy or girl who just happens to be a biology major!
I learned how to dissect a cat, why diet and exercise should be done TOGETHER, and that the skull is not just one bone. I learned about organs, where they are located, and their different functions in the body; body systems and how they work together to perform all the work we do; and how anatomy (the way in which different body parts are designed) relates to physiology (the way in which those body parts function in our bodies).
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I would advise students considering this course to dedicate a great deal of time to studying the material. The course covers a great deal of information and it is difficult to remember everything if the information is not read over and over. It is good to remember what was learned at the beginning of the course, because it is likely to be connected to another topic at the end of the course. It is important to see the connections between different topics. A good idea for studying is to draw diagrams (even simple ones) to represent what has been read and understood, and paste them around the house in places where they will be seen frequently. I would also read aloud to myself, and then, using a white board and marker, try to teach a room full of imaginary students what I understood from my reading. I also used mnemonics whenever I had to study a process.