NURSING & DENTAL HYGIENE ANATOMY: INTRODUCTION 2007
The Anatomy Faculty & Staff welcome you to the two Anatomy courses - one Theory/NBAN205, and one Lab/NBAN206. The Staff are Mrs Janice Shaw (lab; Rm 4000) and Mr Robert Bolyard, while the Faculty are Drs Elizabeth Walker, Barbara Kraszpulska, Penprapa Klinkhachorn (Rm 4058), and William Beresford (coordinator; Phone 293-0589; Rm 4003). We are here to help. Just ask.
You will receive separate grades in each course, and you'll need to pass both to advance in your Program. [Failing is below 65%, and a C is 70% or above.]
All learning is active, but some classes require more day-to-day action on
your part than others. Take notes, starting now, and be hands-on in the lab.
You will need access to a computer. For computers, there are your own, dorm ones, the library's, the HSC's CBLC, & our departmental SBLC ones (Rm 4005). We will tell you later about reaching the online Vista course 205 via your MIX user name and ID number, but that will be used primarily for sample quiz questions, until I can get them transferred to the Exam heading under the SOLE NBAN206 course.
Although only 206 is available under SOLE, we are using the one site for instructional material for both the 205 Anatomy Theory and the 206 Anatomy LAB courses. Tell us immediately you find that you cannot get into the 206 site on SOLE. [If you are not a Nursing sophomore or actually enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program, you cannot take these classes.] Most of the instructional material can also be found under open access at http://wberesford.hsc.wvu.edu under Paramedical.
Nurses and a few Dental Hygienists take Theory 205 as a lecture course, but with access to the Vista online 205 course for its practice quizzes and supplementary learning material. The 205 theory for examination is under Modules 1 - 5 on SOLE's 206 site. The same five modules appear on Beresford's site. The exams will be taken as conventional paper written exams (65-70 ?s) in here,
or in the Pathology Amphitheater (details later). Prepare by using all the
sample quiz and exam questions that you can find.
On the same day that you take the written exam, you will take the lab exam, when you have to write in the name of the structure from memory. Dr Walker will let you know close to the time which group you are in and when to come.
The book that you will need easy access to are: (i) Julia Guy's 'Learning Human Anatomy' with (ii) a separate CD 'The Anatomy Lab'. These are not too expensive. Old editions are adequate, but be prepared to match to current page numbers for reading assignments. You may find someone to share with, for example, only one of your lab group needs to bring Guy's book to the lab. To buy the Guy CD is not necessary, but you'll need to have access to the Guy CD, which is on our SBLC computers.
Your schedule is not crowded, so that there is time to do the reading and online work for the theory and lab. But you'll have to budget the time yourself, in competition with courses that have regular lectures, and clinical assignments. The plan is that you will come to lab (Rms 4023 & 4004) once a week: DH students on Tuesday afternoon, and slightly more than half the Nursing (K through Y) on Thursday (the remainder (A through J) coming on Tuesday). Before the lab on BOTH days, there will be a lecture, plus orientation for the lab in here (Hostler Snoozorium). If you cannot come on a particular day, have someone take notes for you and be prepared to explain to you in the lab.
What you need to be able to identify in the LAB is in a list on the 206 site (we'll have a look); and sample WRITTEN EXAM questions can be found at various places.
With some effort, you can make good sense of Anatomy as a real aid to clinical work. We wish you success.