A Nursing Student's Extra Help Guide for Anatomy

Anatomy.For those looking to enter the various health care fields, it is imperative that they have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, because health care and the human body go hand in hand. Anatomy and physiology are fundamental in understanding how the body is normally structured and how it normally functions.

The term anatomy refers to the study of the structure and form of an organism. Examples include the locations and names of the organs, muscles, and bones. The term physiology refers to the study of how these structures function, or work. Examples of physiology include how organs assist in the digestion of food and how muscles and bones work together to produce movement. When a health care worker has an understanding of the normal structure and function of the body, they then have a base to help them recognize conditions that are abnormal. Anatomy and physiology courses are essential to any career in health care.

However, anatomy and physiology can be difficult to understand at times, and many students struggle at some point in their studies and find that they need extra help. There are so many organs, bones, muscles, nerves, and other body parts to learn and memorize. The task may seem daunting at first, but there are many excellent sources available on the Internet. The Internet offers an abundance of resources and practice materials to help students understand anatomy better. Aside from the normal written explanations of organs, bones, muscles, and so forth, there are many interactive tutorials and animations that you can use to test your understanding of the subject matter. There are also many sites that offer virtual dissections, images and videos of dissections.

This page serves as a supplemental guide for students in the study and understanding of anatomy. The links below provide pictures, diagrams, animations, simulations, tutorials, and virtual dissections to help with learning anatomy. To get the most out of your anatomy studies, you should plan to spend a fair amount of time on it, and you should review the material often to ensure that you remember it and that you understand it thoroughly.