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Anatomy & Physiology Study Aids

This page contains information that you might find helpful as you navigate through Human Anatomy and Physiology. 


Academic Support

The office of academic support provides many types of assistance to students.  One form of assistance is Peer Tutoring.  Peer Tutoring is offered every semester (even during summers!) and is free!  Click here[BROKEN LINK] for more information.


Even More Resources!

There are even more resources listed below.  However, you should be aware of a couple of concepts.  First, your instructor will provide you with most of the material you need for the exams during lecture.  Sometimes, you will need to learn things through reading the textbook or the laboratory manual.  Second, don't lose focus!  Some of the materials and links found below cover material that is presented in a different manner or that will not be on the exam!  Also, please note that inclusion of any product on the following list does not signify an endorsement by APSU faculty.



Of course, you can purchase flashcards or make them yourself.  Some students obtain flashcard apps for use on computers, tablets, or smartphones.  One student told Dr. James Thompson about "gwhiz."  The software is available at the Apple App Store.  You can probably find equivalent programs for other devices.  Another company, 3D4Medical, also has flashcard apps.

Other Programs

GetBodySmart proclaims to be an interactive textbook.  You might find it useful.

The Human Anatomy Table of Contents provides review material that some students like.

an@tomy.tv is Primal's 3D interactive anatomy and pathology application and is available through STAT!Ref Online. It gives you the ability to instantly and visually communicate procedures and anatomical structures.  Models can be rotated and layers of anatomy added or removed.   an@tomy.tv includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and x-rays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. It focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries and bones.  You can access an@tomy.tv from anywhere with a valid APSU ID.  To access it, go to the APSU Library website and search for an@tomy.tv

Researchers at the University of Utah have created new iPhone applications that help people study anatomy and medicine.  One of the applications, called AnatomyLab, allows students to view a body in different stages of dissection. Researchers dissected a cadaver and photographed it at 40 different stages of the process.  “It’s aimed at students who want to learn anatomy,” Mark Nielsen, a biology professor, said in a statement. “There’s no substitute for real dissection, but a lot of students in the undergraduate world don’t have access to cadavers in anatomy lab. So we tried to provide them with a realistic lab setting on their phone.”  Another application lets users look at three-dimensional images of medical scans, and a third in development would let people analyze large image files on their iPhones.

Additional Web Resources:

Here is an essay with some tips about how to approach life in college from The Thought Catalog.

This web site provides links to many useful Human A&P study aids:  J. Ellen Lathrop-Davis at Community College of Baltimore County .

This website from SUNY Downstate Medical Center has excellent material on histology slides which could be of value for both semesters of Human A&P.

Project Gutenberg's Manual of Surgery (1921) is illustrated with many fascinating case photographs.

The US Library of Medicine Medical Subjects Index is a useful search engine.

NetWellness.org has some useful general information about human health and diseases.

The following websites provide useful information on a variety of pathological states:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/.

Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/.

The American Heart Association website provided a wealth of infomation on man types of heart and heart-associated pathology, prevention, treatment, statistics, etc. http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000.

The American Cancer Society website has information on all types of cancer and links to other useful cancer websites. http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp.

The American Diabetes Association website has information on diabetes and releated pathology, prevention, treatment, etc. http://www.diabetes.org/.

National Institutes of Health website http://www.nih.gov/.

Medline Plus contains health information and information on a variety of pathological states. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/.

Medical Online http://www.medicalonline.com.au/

U of Iowa Virtual Slidebox:  http://www.path.uiowa.edu/virtualslidebox/

Harvard U The Whole Brain Atlas:  http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html

The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education:   http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/webpath.html

Biology and Biochemistry and Cell Biology resources from Monterey Peninsula College (Ron Rinehart)

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