Spacing for Cardiovascular System


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As you complete each slide, cross it out. At the end, you will have crossed out everything twice. Once for the initial work, second time when revising. This will help keep you on track and focused.

You do not need to remember what work you have done, and what you still need to review. Let the paper do the donkey work.

What should you be able to do?

This is an absolute minimum must. More than this is better.
  • Identify A + V + L + N
  • Differentiate elastic & muscular A
  • Identify the 3 main layers in AVL
  • Identify small features ex Vasa vasorum
  • Identify capillaries
  • Know portal systems
  • Know end arteries

Day 1 starts today.

Study and complete the tasks for each of these slides.
  1. Day 1: Muscular artery and vein
  2. Day 2: Elastic artery
  3. Day 3: Large vein
  4. Day 4: Ductus thoracicus
  5. Day 5: Go over all the slides and expand the content, based on the additional knowledge you have gained since day 1. Elaborate on the labels and annotate. Annotate = elaborate = add additional information more than just a plain label. Add something short and descriptive where it has been left out.

    For example: if you have epithelium as a label, expand it to the type and a short description. Epithelium - blood vessels = endothelium = flat (small blood vessels; low pressure) or round nucleus (bulging; high pressure). Flat nuclei similar to smooth muscle.

    Make notes of uncertainties and request clarification from a lecturer.

  6. Day 6: Revision: use slides and drawings for this.
    Briefly go over each slide and identify cells, tissues, structures and functions.
    This is not a detailed review of everything. Just attempt to identify and tell yourself about the things you see and check if you have it correct or not.
    Did you clarify uncertainties?
  7. Break: Set the histology aside for a few days.

  8. Day 1 to 6 second round. This repeat the above cycle, starting with day 1: Muscular artery and vein. You will not look in detail at each slide set, only testing yourself on the content of each slide. Cover your labels, or use unlabeled images. Add annotations and check your answers using your completed work.

The week before your test, you will do revision, as set out above. Schedule 6 days before the test, go over the slides briefly, and spend a little more time on those you feel uncertain about.


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