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    Hi all!

    I am going into 2nd year this September. We started physiology at my school in the second semester of 1st year. Even though I found physiology a little challenging initially, I used the resources provided and textbooks( Guyton and Halls, Master of Medicine). I even practiced extra questions before the exams from past papers and textbooks. But despite all this I still wasnt able to get the marks I desired in my final exams.

    What I want to know is, how else do I approach this module? And could you also recommend any other resources to better understand concepts?

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    (Original post by Medic96)
    Hi all!

    I am going into 2nd year this September. We started physiology at my school in the second semester of 1st year. Even though I found physiology a little challenging initially, I used the resources provided and textbooks( Guyton and Halls, Master of Medicine). I even practiced extra questions before the exams from past papers and textbooks. But despite all this I still wasnt able to get the marks I desired in my final exams.

    What I want to know is, how else do I approach this module? And could you also recommend any other resources to better understand concepts?

    Thanks.
    Depends on just how much depth your curriculum goes into, but I really recommend the At A Glance series to get your head around physiology. The physiology at a glance book is pretty good, but probably a little shallow. If you get individual ones (Neuroscience & Neuroanatomy at a glance, Respiratory system at a glance etc) they go into much more depth but each topic is still covered fairly well in a couple of pages.

    Failing that, using online videos like Armando Hasudungan or Khan Academy to understand anything particularly tricky.

    Anything in particular you struggle with?
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    Anything in particular you struggle with?
    Thankyou for responding! Will definitely try those!
    Well I struggled with respiratory physiology last semester. I understood the concepts but when it came to applying them to cases I really found it challenging. The exam was entirely in MCQ format. In general though, I feel like I dont have access to enough practice questions and markschemes. During my A-levels it was much easier since the past papers and the markschemes gave me a good idea as to how I am supposed to approach the topic. I have been considering using the revision questions on the BMJ website. Have you used that before and if so would you recommend it?
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    Thankyou for responding! Will definitely try those!
    Well I struggled with respiratory physiology last semester. I understood the concepts but when it came to applying them to cases I really found it challenging. The exam was entirely in MCQ format. In general though, I feel like I dont have access to enough practice questions and markschemes. During my A-levels it was much easier since the past papers and the markschemes gave me a good idea as to how I am supposed to approach the topic. I have been considering using the revision questions on the BMJ website. Have you used that before and if so would you recommend it?
    I preferred Passmedicine but ask some 3rd years what's better for your course
 
 
 
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