Discussion in 'Medical Students Cafe' started by meriz, Feb 25, 2012.
How to study for Anatomy n Biochemistry in the first year~? Please help me... ):
Read by marking the most imp. things , then write them and learn them. Then learn them again and again and again lol
thx a lot... hehe ^^(Y)
it's not usefull to memorize every single paragraf of your anatomy textbook. Try learn anatomy as if it's a puzzle in wich each piece needs to fit the other. Remember that the body is designed in a way that makes it work. Remember that the names given to muscles, arteries, veins and nerves most of the time indicate where they are located 4ex: sternocleidomastoid, a muscle that goes from the mastoid and inserts into the sternum and the clavicle. For nerves try to learn the group of muscles that are inervated by the same nerve, not otherwise or you are gonna have a bad time, same to arteries and veins. And for learning CNS, thoracic and abdominal contents it's really usefull to review embriology cause that messy final position of the heart, the mesenterium, GI system and the ascending and descending tracts in CNS is given by the modiffications during the organogenesis period. I recommend you to read Grey's anatomy for students, and carlsons embriology.
and for Biochem. learn the cycles and how they interact, sometimes an intermediate metabolite goes from one cycle to another like aCoA goes from Krebs to lipogenesis, or to the production of neurotransmitters. there's a book that haves really good ilustrations and helped me to understand how they interact. use as text book Baynes bichemistry and for ilustrations Color atlas of biochemistry by J. Koolman.
hope this helps you
Depends on the individual really, you need to make up your own studying technique actually.
Books I would recomment:
Anatomy: Greys Anatomy for Students / Prometheus / Thieme Atlas
Biochem: Lehninger's Biochemistry
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