Is Human Anatomy and Physiology a Hard Class – Taking the Course Online (Independent Study) and Lab on Campus?

I’ll be taking some of the classes on campus and the rest online including self study / independent study to balance my semester study load. I’m wondering if human anatomy is a tough class to get an ‘A’ in, and if the exams for physiology are harder than those for anatomy.

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  • No, it’s not a hard class per se but you’ll be required to study both anatomy and physiology together, in the same semester. Again, it’s not hard, or at least, it doesn’t have to be.

    It’s a required class for most health science, biology, life sciences and medical majors, so if you find the course load tough going forward then you’re going to find the rest of your course mighty impossible to complete, let alone get an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade.

    Besides, the perception of A&P being a hard class is more of a myth than a reality. It’s all about approach, mindset and smart study habits.

    Think of human anatomy and physiology as a small subset of biology. As with any new course, get a good textbook that covers most of what you’ll be learning in class, either online or on campus:

    http://anatomystudyguide.ellsed.com

    * Next, get an anatomy coloring book
    * Look at charts, illustrations, diagrams
    * Analyze bones, muscles, tissues, organs and their functions in their logical order
    * Watch videos that describe the human body; play with interactive 3D models
    * Make notes as you go through all of these

    Spend at least 3-4 hours each day studying just one part of the human body system (e.g., bones of the skeletal system one day; then the structure & joints the other day).

    A lot of anatomy & physiology is about memorization and visualization, so combine the two to create a customized, effective study plan.

    http://anatomyandphysiologycourse.blogspot.com

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