Anatomy - Need help!

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Anatomy - Need help!

Illusional Illusional
I know this is probably a weird place to ask but I figure why not?
I don't know if anyone has a good background with the human anatomy, and can figure it out but I'm taking an Anatomy final AND will need it for my Nationals to become a licensed massage therapist. So if there's any tips and tricks you can give me, I'd be much obliged!
01/30/2012
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Tuesday Tuesday
Flashcards. I haven't taken Anatomy (although I am working my way through UC Berkeley's online Anatomy course lectures) but with classes like this with so many facts to remember, flashcards help tremendously. As you make the flashcards, you cement in the knowledge. As you use them, you reinforce it even more.
01/30/2012
Kindred Kindred
I used flashcards to learn anatomy as Tuesday suggests. It's the easiest way and you can remove ones you have down to focus on the ones that give you trouble. Plus, I'm a visual learner so it was easier for me to associate the memory with an image. Good luck. I hated memorizing anatomy.
01/30/2012
Illusional Illusional
Okay, I'll head to CVS. Someone also suggested making funny little sayings that stick with me to remember all the muscles
01/30/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
To remember bones make little songs up hanna montana does a short one to help you remember a few of them i know it's cheesy but it helped me out a lot. I took Anatomy and physiology last semester and song helped me out the best.
01/30/2012
Illusional Illusional
Oooh, I'll look up that one by Hannah Montana then.
You got a link? I'm looking on my phone ;p
01/30/2012
Gracie Gracie
2 things that helped me. I got an anatomy coloring book and I wrote the name of the part(muscle/bone/organ etc)on the part or nearby and then colored it. I found an anatomy cdrom for my computer than went over each system and had quizes. I am pretty sure I got them both at Barnes and Noble, but it was about 15 years ago. Good luck! Also study groups help!
01/30/2012
Taylor Taylor
I'm really good at anatomy and I've taken that ncbtmb massage exam, so I could probably help. What systems are you covering? when I was in massage school, we just did bones and muscles mostly. When I went on to study physical therapy, I had to learn everything in depth.

If you're just doing bones and muscles, my advice is to learn the bones really well first because the muscles sort of build on that information especially if you are learning origins and insertions.

Do you have models at school you can study from? that is always what worked best for me, since that is usually what they will test you on if it is a practical exam.

If you need more tips let me know
01/30/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Flash cards and pneumonic devices, whatever works for you. Sometimes it's just stupid saying like;
There's a bone in the skull called the 'sphenoid' bone. It looks like a bat. Now whenever I see it peeking out from the eye sockets of a skull I'm like "There's Sven the bat!" and then everyone else thinks I'm crazy
(Is anyone's curious, it really does look like a bat link )
01/30/2012
Taylor Taylor
Oh and by the way it is definitely pretty anatomy/physiology heavy on the national exam. Or at least it was when I took it a few years ago. Definitely try and get a firm grasp on the understanding of it, rather than just cramming it so you will know it for your boards.
01/30/2012
voenne voenne
Quote:
Originally posted by Gracie
2 things that helped me. I got an anatomy coloring book and I wrote the name of the part(muscle/bone/organ etc)on the part or nearby and then colored it. I found an anatomy cdrom for my computer than went over each system and had quizes. I am ...
I loved using the coloring books when I was in school for massage. I like to do movements when I am studying particular muscles and bones. It triggers my memory during tests to be able to do those same movements, then I automatically can visualize where that muscle is and what it's doing. I didn't take the national certification test, so good luck. If you've gotten into massage therapy, chances are you a kinesthetic learner, and you have to go with it and use it to your advantage by tying the academics into something physical!
01/30/2012
Kindred Kindred
There are probably online resources as well for illustrations and quizzes.
01/30/2012
Lucidity Lucidity
It really helped me to make mnemonics for each part of the body (heart, blood, bones, muscular...et cetera).
01/30/2012
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