Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology

Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology

By Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, St. Peters, MO, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO


Introduction to the Survival Skills

Survival Skill 1: Have a Winning Attitude

Survival Skill 2: Know Your Learning Style
Special Topic: Learners with Special Needs

Survival Skill 3: Plan a Learning Strategy
Special Topic: Returning Learners

Survival Skill 4: Arrange a Suitable Study Area

Survival Skill 5: Plan a Reading Strategy

Survival Skill 6: Analyze Your Note-Taking Skills

Survival Skill 7: Study Actively

Survival Skill 8: Use All Your Resources
Special Topic: Using your Computer to Study A & P

Survival Skill 9: Prepare For Tests

Survival Skill 10: Use a Test-Taking Strategy During the Examination
Bonus Section - Special Topic: The Laboratory Course


Introduction to the A&P Quick Reference

Bonus Section - Special Topic: Using Models and Analogies

1. The Body as a Whole Topics: Biochemistry, cell biology, tissues, body plan, homeostasis
Special Topic: The Anatomical Compass

2. Support and Movement Topics: Skin, skeletal system, joints, muscles

3. Communication, Control, and Integration
Topics: Nervous system, endocrine system

4. Transportation and Defense Topics: Cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, immunity

5. Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion
Topics: Respiratory system, digestive system, nutrition, urinary system, acid/base balance, fluid/electrolyte balance

6. Reproduction and Development Topics: Male reproductive system, female reproductive system, development, genetics