Anatomy and Physiology Study – Tips to Pass Your Exams
Anatomy and Physiology study can be very difficult. Once the dreaded end of year exams draw closer students start to feel completely overwhelmed with the amount of work they have to revise.
For the most part this tough subject is broken down into 12 body systems;
Cells and Tissues
Terms, functions, diseases, disorders, definitions….these are examples of the type of things students need to cover on each of these body systems. Therefore it is perfectly understandable how students become so overwhelmed. This being said, passing your Anatomy and Physiology exams is definitely not impossible.
Some tips I would recommend you follow include;
1. Have a question bank that you can use throughout your studies. The best format of questions to use for your revision is multiple choice. The idea would be to take a number of questions every day, about 30, and learn them. After about 3 or 4 days test yourself on what you have learned. This is a great way to see what questions you need to learn again.
2. Anatomy and Physiology quizzes and puzzles are a great way to learn this tough subject. They are good fun too! Examples of the best puzzles include crosswords and true/false questions. Your knowledge of the body systems will definitely improve if you repeat these puzzles over and over again. You should aim to complete the puzzles without using your notes.
3. Have an organised revision plan typed out. Plan exactly what area you are revising and on what dates. Once you have a structured plan in place you will be able to see what work you need to cover. Type your plan out, print it and put it on the wall in front of your desk.
There is a lot of work involved with Anatomy and Physiology study but try not to panic too much. Once you have a structured plan and a good study guide you will find that passing your exams will not be impossible.