Anatomy and Physiology 1: How I passed with an A

Anatomy and Physiology 1: How I passed with an A



hey youtube its JK and today's video is going to be um basically like a quick review over how I passed anatomy and physiology one with an a these are just tips things that I've learned things that I've experienced um hopefully somebody takes something from this video but if you know the saying is take what you want throw over the rest so um you know if it doesn't apply to you just forget it but if it does hopefully you can you know use it or whatever but um anatomy and physiology one is typically required for any healthcare field career if you're planning on pursuing a career in the healthcare field you will most likely have to take anatomy and physiology 1 and then in physiology two and microbiology and there are labs included in these so I consider them one class you know the lecture and the lab but some people don't it's just maybe it's because how my class was set up because we did they were on the schedule together um and we have like a 30 minute break in between lecture and lab but the class was for hours you know yeah so starting with the actual course once you get signed up for this course which once you register for your classes I would recommend going on your school website or wherever you can go to the actual course information and just do your research before and I cannot stress this enough you have to do this before the class starts way ahead of time as soon as you get your schedule if possible go and look at the syllabus look at the course requirements the course objectives you know what you're going to be learning if you have to get a book for that class go and look at what book you need that's extremely important because you want to have it on the first day and all of those things now it's important to get the syllabus a physical copy you need to print it off and have a physical copy with you because any questions that you have that you're not able to answered by the professor right away what most likely be on the syllabus you know I'm missing a class whatever policies on being late and things like that you can't say you did no because they you know a lot of it is on the syllabus and they'll use that you know well it's on the syllabus you know you can't say even no and then you're screwed if you miss a class and her policy is you know well you didn't email me so I can't help you you know to me and not all professors are like that but I'm just you know it's better to be safe than sorry that is my motto you know three steps ahead always yes so printing off your syllabus having a physical copy is very very important and if you can put it in like a if you can't get it laminated or you know sealed get a small little folder you can get those for like 25 cents in some places OfficeMax Dollar Tree Family Dollar Walmart just hit a small folder and put it in there or you can put all of your syllabus for each class in the same folder you know so that way you can know where to refer to if you have any questions also on the syllabus will be creating policies you know there's going to be any extra credit it will have dates that are really important to know like when a when is your final so you know you know things like that things you can go ahead and write down anything that you can get taken care of right away do so and that's for any class you know be proactive be basically just be ahead because you never know what's going to happen anything happened so it's better to be extremely prepared super prepared um you will I did not need a textbook we didn't have a textbook requirement however we did have to buy some software which was just a CD it's called mastering A&P and it's basically like an online textbook which it costs the same as a textbook ridiculous I know but it was just a CD you go online you register and it has like an online textbook we didn't we still did not refer to this textbook for pretty much anything it was optional if you went to go and read the text you could but um you know that's where our homework was on that website and things like that but we did have to get four let you know that's for lecture for lab we were told to purchase a lab manual and what that is is it's right here I'm just covering up to school name and it did not come in this binder I actually placed it in this binder I punched holes in it it was in sort of if you can tell those things it was in like a spiral type I don't know thing with like paper covers and this this lab manual is so important you do not want anything to happen to it so I put it in a hard binder to protect it you know to keep up with it and things like that so basically a lab manual is it has each or you know each system whatever we're going over it'll have you know here this is the organic organ sisters labs first one women over and the pictures in here I'm going to one you are pretty graphic if you have a weak stomach which hopefully none of you do because you are I think planning on pursuing a healthcare career and kind of can't have a weak stomach because you will see things that you do not want to see or you will encounter things that you you know may feel like make you want to barf or you know faint but um yeah that's a whole nother story but anyway I'm not going to show you all the pictures because they are pretty graphic but at the beginning of each section there is a list of what you're getting you know what you need to know for that if you can't see this I'm sorry because I can't see on the other side of the camera I don't know if you can see it but hopefully you can but there's a list of what you need to know and my professor she tested exact she tells us exactly what we're going to be tested on so you know there's no excuse you can't say oh you did until she tells us exactly what is going to be on the test for lecture and for lab and so she just has a list here what you need to know and then behind this list here coming the pictures if you're have a weak stomach might way turn it off for you but um like this is and that these are pictures that she took of her models in class and she labeled them Oh see there's heart the one – and this is a cat this is a cadaver of a cat and we did have to actually look at these in class we had to touch them and we had to get in there because that's what the test was on she had the cats out and we had to go she stuck numbers in like the heart and say there was like a little stick a little toothpick with the number 11 in it and I was number 11 on the test and of course it didn't say heart but we have to know that that's heart singing right now huh um but that's how it was for every single system here's the let's see um like the tissues and skin everything every systems bone this is the same thing um muscular system central same thing but um you might not be required to having those but we were and like that's my that was my protects book basically for that class I mean my physical book so I'm back to getting your books and things before the class starts that is extremely important because you get there on the first day you have to have everything because if they jump right into the material and you don't have you know the things that you need you're going to be lost and it's gonna make you feel like really out of place it's just not going to be good so have all your things before the class starts do not wait until the first week of the class inside you know um and now I'm going to go keep my books you know have everything ahead of time and if you have any questions about what you need to get you can always email your professor or like I said refer to your syllabus because most likely it's on you now for the actual lecture part of the class my professor is was generous enough to print off all of our powerpoints before you know she went over them and I know a lot of professors do not do this so you have to take it upon yourself to go online and print off the powerpoints yourself or if she doesn't do powerpoints on whatever the notes are print those off before lecture so that way you have something to refer to you don't have to a lot of people can't just look or can't just listen to the teacher talk and you know write on the board and just you know that's that gets old I can't learn that way so my professor which he did is print off all over this chapter 15 hopefully you can see it um she printed off all of our powerpoints she did two slots two huh two slots to the back and this was blank when she gave it to us on in all of the words or all of the labels we did that she would do it on the board sorry she would do it on the board and then we had to copy and we didn't have to but it would be smart to copy it down and we just use that for the whole whole thing yeah you know it's everything and these are really helpful if you're a visual learner these are extremely helpful because there's pictures and there's also you know information but she also has like a notes form a lot of professors do do they do their own notes and that's how my professor did like I said we didn't have a book so she pretty much made her developed her own study plan and everything so we had notes in our lecture tests came strictly from her house so what I did is I would download the notes you know that day the day she uploaded them online I went in printed them off and I made flashcards a lot of people don't like flashcards I don't understand why because this is literally what saved me this is how I got my a on these lecture tests I used so it is time-consuming flashcards are extremely time-consuming you can spend up to three hours as much information as you're going to need to know because a and P is a very heavily informative class like you are going to feel like you're being suffocated with information but that's just it's important that's how important this class is and a lot of people feel like it's just something to you know get out of the way to get to the next week no you're going to need this stuff forever like in your career you're going to need this information in a lot of it in the future will be scenario based but the basics you will need them so try not to look at the class as like a as a speed bump but more like a like a trail Oh ego what I'm seeing just don't I mean you it's gonna be hard to remember everything that's why you have to constantly refresh your memory keep your you know all of your notes and flashcards from each class because you will need them again I promise but anyway what I did with my flash cards now flash cards usually come in they usually come in or index cards they usually come in this size I bought a lot of these because I all need them but they usually come in with this is three by five now it's many flash cards as I make in I don't put a lot of information on each one of them but if I do I just write it small I cut them in halves so this is about half it about half but I cut it in half just to save you know flash cards good if you only have one word let me find an example this carbonic acid it's a weak acid and important for a buffering system for blood whatever but putting out on this John Thomas card would be very wasteful in my opinion so I couldn't in half because I do have a lot of flash cards I have over I don't even know how many but I spend a lot of time they can flash cards and if you you know I'm not pushing flash cards on anybody well actually I am but if you you know don't feel like you have to do them if you know you're not going to learn from flash cards don't make flash cards but if you are like me and you have to test yourself constantly on the information make flash cards we could just beads what say me in that class but yeah for each system I just went through the notes and everything that was bold everything that I felt like I would need to know which was pretty much the whole everything all the notes I would make flashcards and I did them you know as soon as I made them out study them it's best to study as soon as soon as you have them done even if you don't have them yet don't wait till the last minute to go over the information and I know everybody says this but literally if you start to review the information right after you've been introduced to it that will help you so much because it will keep it fresh it will you know it will be hard to forget so easily if you cram which you know sometimes you are forced to do because things do happen I understand if you cram you know you're only learning that information for the test and some people can't even do that you know you try and then you get in there and go blank if you just keep the information fresh just and I'm not seeing study everything just a little bit a little bit every day you know just reread you know the thing and I did not do this I was just watching a video getting a recorder is a really good idea I did not have a recorder but I just watched a video I think it was I remember who it was it was like I fit nurse I think that's her name on YouTube I'm sure that's her name but her videos are really helpful and like so awesome and she recommended getting a recorder to just sit and record the whole lecture and that is the smartest idea ever I did not think of that and I wish I would have sooner but I will definitely get one for the second course coming up in two weeks but yeah you can just as soon as the lecture is over plug it in in your car on the way home you know um before you go to bed while you're doing the dish is anything that won't like that you know it's effortless you don't have to read anything you could just like listen to music and I'm sure a lot of us like to listen to headphones I know I do at least twice three times a day so um yeah NS cards are highly recommended for people that need to be tested constantly to remember the information um see what else extra credit extra credit is so important because it could literally come down to two points you know I got a 91 in the class two points you know it had to be so that extra car all the extra credit that I did add it up and I don't know how each professor rewards extra credit but my professor she did um she rewarded it like she would do 25 points for something in it wouldn't be 25 points in the actual class of course but 25 points on the last test and say I got 65 I test that 25 points would put me up to be which would not affect my grade as much as it would if it was a 65 so you know any extra credit that you are able to do I highly recommend doing it you know I may not seem worth it at the time but I promise you if you're borderline you know if you're already up and like you have a 98 I mean it's not really an help I mean it wouldn't hurt to do it because you know it'll secure your grade however if you're like borderline ba or CB or whatever that extra credit will definitely make a difference and I've seen it I didn't think it would but it really did make a difference because I was borderline BA and I ended up getting an a relief I'm sorry it just hit me again cuz I worked really hard in that class and I was really trying to get an A and I did it but anyway um yeah extra credit is extremely important having a relationship with your professor is important as well I'm not saying like you have to be their friend I'm just saying be respectful you know be mindful um if you see something because they won't remember that especially if you have to take that professor again and they can if they see that you're trying and they can see that you actually want to do well that can help you it's bear claws they have control of your grade they pretty much have control of everything they can help you so B being in a good at a good standing with your professor is extremely important um you know and you get things like class participation which is like 15% of your grade small things like that they do add up you may not think they matter but they do you know everything that contributes to your grade if you want to get an A or whatever your goal is in that class if you want to pass if that's just your goal just to pass all of this is really important because it all counts the class is a pretty long class um I don't know if it's just my school but the class was four hours and that was a lecture in the lab that is a very long time my professor did give us a break in between like a thirty minute break however some professors might not and for the most part I'm sure you're not allowed to eat in most of those classes because they're in a lab type setting and there are you know just much of safety hazards that are just not it's not acceptable to eat so I would recommend eating you know of course getting make do not go in that class hungry do not I'm not saying over eat because you might be sick and you know you will be around cadaver smells you see things that may make you a little nauseous so don't over eat but just make sure you're not hungry you know drink plenty of water some of the mail out water I'm not sure but we can have water anything no gum no nothing so uh I recommend just making sure you are not hungry in there and get a lot of sleep because you know the material at some time at some points can be very boring and specifically I think it was the the tissues is what got me I all my god um it was horrible I just not interesting to me at all and you know I know I needed to know the information but the more uninteresting the information is the harder it is for me to pay attention and I'm sure a lot of people are like that so make sure you get a lot of rest before you go in that class try to space your classes out to where you have at least an hour before that class if you can't control that you know that's fine but if you have control over that don't you know don't go from one class right into that class because you will be overwhelmed and it will your brain will feel like it wants to explode you have to be organized for anatomy and physiology and P you have to be extremely organized because everything is everything works in a start in order for that class and you can't be all over the place because you will confuse yourself and you'll it'll just really screw up everything so being organized is one of the top things you know being on top of things be organized being proactive just all of those things everything that I just said everything not just talked about or you know just the tip of the iceberg I'm sure there's way more you know that is to know for this course because it's not just a class that you take to get to where you need note this is you're learning the body how the body works in in you know in a health care field that's it's all about help talk about you know anatomy and physiology literally like these are the basics to what you need to know like these are the foundation if you want to build a house you got to have a strong foundation this is the foundation so you need to make sure you get this information in because it will pop up again um you know for me nursing once I get in the nursing program I'm going to have a lot of scenarios where they are going to refer to something from a and P however it'll be in a in a different type of way like example where I don't know okay and NP we talk about all the C skeletal system um say you okay you your bones you have your clavicle and scapula and they articulate at the what does it be um I don't know they are to work the thing where they articulate you have to know all three of those I should know this I'm sorry cuz it was just a few weeks ago but anyway you have to know all of those now when you get in the nursing program they're gonna ask you a question mine Oh Sally fell and hit her shoulder on the concrete what was dislocated or I don't know something like that but you're gonna have to know this stuff Indians you're gonna have to stick with you and you're gonna have to keep reviewing it forever because you will never ever stop learning in these in these types of careers you're going to constantly grow and build on top of what you already know so just I can't stress it enough don't feel like this is something that you you have to get over because it's not you will learn more on this so yeah with all of that being said I did get an A in the course very proud of myself I'm definitely going to do better next semester there are a few things that I definitely could have done differently and I have learned you know things I that work for me now that I will do for the next course and so on if you guys have any questions comments or concerns please leave them in the comment section or you know any anywhere that you can find me I was really happy to make this video because I know it'll help someone and um yeah I'll see you in my next video thanks for watching guys bye

28 thoughts on “Anatomy and Physiology 1: How I passed with an A”

  1. Hi, I'm taking my prerequisites for dental hygiene. A&P 1 are one of the required classes. My question is would you recommend taking intro to bio first or going straight into A&P 1?? My plan was to go straight for A&P 1, however my advisor strongly recommends I take intro to bio… your thoughts??

  2. The only way to ensure success with any professor is to study before hand. It really is that simple. Read a prep book 2-3 months out from the start date of your course.

  3. hey ,if anyone else wants to learn about anatomy and physiology courses try Pycanta Quick Anatomy Protocol (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my m8 got excellent success with it.

  4. My microbiology was fun and easy. But A&P 1 is the third hardest online class I’ve taken so far. I have Bs on exams. The manual “study guide” sucks. But I’ve learned that the guide only gives you extra points to the exam. I am learning to focus on the book.

  5. interesting points ,if anyone else is searching for anatomy and physiology training try Corbandy Simple Physiology Crusher (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my cousin got cool success with it.

  6. Thank you for your insights, and critical observations with regards to A&P, i.e., downloading lecture notes, keeping a checklist, etc. The more i here information about tips in A&P, the more terrifying it for me a newbie. However, i thank you for your insights.

  7. At first sight studying human anatomy seems to bo complex and overwhelming. It is tru?e that it is complex and your studies wont alter that. As for being overwhelming, that can be eleviated if you take your study one step at a time. I discovered an article on Sebs Study Crammer extremely useful for this.

  8. flashcards are way too extensive for this course. used an entire pack for just PART of one set of notes. my professor is not as direct in testable material but I made a 98 on the first exam by reading the MANY MANY notes taken during class time. I wrote about 5-6 pages of notes per class front and back. its just too much to put into note card form.

    so reading over again helped and QUIZLET….search keywords from what your class is studying and usually related content will be on the same quizlet.

    wish me luck on the next exam…….getting ready to go and read lol

  9. While being a freshman A&P 1 is a tough class, I took my first semester and I failed, and I am taking it now and I studied for the lecture test, and I still didn't do good on my first test. Although everyday I learn new information, and I am loving the way you are giving tips for this. I also thought about getting a tutor, Do you think that will be good?

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