Originally Posted by Mizzou2014
Dr. C lecture? He's one of my favorite professors ever! He teaches 80% of LA anatomy lectures so figuring him out is a must! It sounds like he's barely teaching you guys at all in small animal from what a few of your class members said. A lot of our class would type every word out of his mouth furiously during class or tape it and make a manuscript later. Even if he's drawing on the board...type what he's saying, everything is important. Once it's all down on paper and you read it back it actually makes a lot of sense.
For the lab part everyone seems to have their own preference but no matter what KNOW YOUR BONES! Know every, single term, each foramen, what goes through each foramen, where each muscle attaches, how the attachment corresponds to the muscle function etc, etc. I liked to make my own typed up list with each term and everything 'special' about it and just drill it daily. We would go in every morning and run through the bone list including attachments, etc and it would be a breeze on practical day but those are points you do not want to lose. A lot of our class was taken by surprise by how many bone questions were on the first exam.
Good luck guys! Hope the first week wasn't too stressful...
Yeah, Dr. C it is! He seems super nice and really excited to be teaching us, it's just hard because I don't know the terminology to begin with, and then trying to decipher that with an accent on top is difficult. Once I went through his powerpoint after class though, it was easy to understand so I don't think it's going to be an issue, just a minor frustration in class itself. We only have him for 5 lectures total (including today's) though.
Thanks for the tip about bones! I am finally meeting with my big sib one on one tomorrow (we have met before, just haven't talked about school stuff yet) so I was going to ask some stuff about anatomy and the styles of questions, and you just answered one