Better to take Anatomy or Physiology first?

I made the mistake of taking an online Human Anatomy AND Physiology course and it ended up being a huge mistake as I’m not great with science in the first place, so I had to drop it. Next semester, I’m hoping to take just one and am wondering what you all think is best for beginners to start out with.

Thank you!

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  • Rotorwings

    They are meant to be taken together, divided by systems (Neuro, respiratory, cardiac, etc.). For example, learning the anatomy of the Neurological system at the same time incorporating its function (physiology) within the body. I think your problem was taking it on line. It is best taken with a hands on lab or at least a virtual lab component otherwise it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s a difficult course requiring quite a bit of memorization so you need to dedicate a lot of time to studying it online or not.

  • Toasty!

    You normally do take them together as they work together. If your school even offers just one by itself that’s strange but you should have advisors to speak to about this matter.

    If you can’t handle A/P together you probably shouldn’t take them at all. That class is typically designed for someone going into a medical field, a more intelligent member of society hopefully. I know I wouldn’t want to have a nurse who couldn’t handle tough classes like that, let alone a doctor who had to drop courses. That’s not a good sign.

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