Episode 019 How to Breakdown Complex Topics In Your L3 Anatomy Revision

Episode 019: How to breakdown complex topics in your L3 Anatomy Revision

Today’s podcast episode will help you breakdown complex topics in your L3 Anatomy Revision.

I’m sure you’d agree, learning L3 anatomy and physiology can be tough and has a fair few tricky and complex topics.


Here at Parallel Coaching, we are renowned for our ability to take a complex topic and break it down into something simplified and easy to remember. In this podcast episode, we show you how you can do this yourself in your own L3 Anatomy revision.

This will mean you can retain and recall the information at any point, especially on exam day.

Said differently, in the next 20-mins I’ll show you how to learn and accelerate all your future revision sessions. Plus join Neale at the end for the Revision Power Hour to get focus in your studies.

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Episode 019 How to Breakdown Complex Topics In Your L3 Anatomy Revision

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1:00 Intro
2:10 Why you should break it down?
3:30 The Formula for learning
5:15 Keeping it Simple
5:40 Key Mnemonics for Level 3 anatomy and physiology
6:00 Alliteration for the concentric and eccentric phase of the movement
6:45 Acronyms the remember the nervous system
8:20 Diagrams that a 5year old could draw so you can replicate it easily
9:25 Analogies to link the function of the heart to a pump in engineering 10:30 Rhymes to remembers about veins and arteries
11:22 Putting it into practice (5 steps to making a mnemonic)
13:19 Use our Mnemonics – The revision mastery bootcamp for Level 3 anatomy and physiology
14:40 What is the L3 Anatomy Revision Mastery Bootcamp
18:40 Recap the main aims of this FitPro Session
19:50 Start of the Revision Power Hour

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How to breakdown complex topics in your L3 Anatomy Revision

We refer to a few specific mnemonics in this podcast, these include:

Using alliteration:

Alliteration is a really easy method for remembering key facts, definitions and processes. For your Level 3 Anatomy revision, you need to know about phases of a movement. There is both an eccentric and a concentric phase of every movement. Alliteration can help you remember that the Concentric (lifting phase) is when the load is going towards the Clouds and the Eccentric (lowering phase) is when the load is going towards the Earth.

Concentric = Clouds  and  Eccentric =Earth

Using acronyms:

Acronyms are a really flexible and creative way to remember processes. By remembering just one word (for example ACE) you can recall an entire process.

An example of an acronym is ACE. This can be used to remind you of the difference between afferent and efferent neurons as part of understanding the Nervous System.

Afferent neurons send signals from the sensory receptor to the Central Nervous System, and the Efferent neuron sends signals from the Central Nervous System to the Muscle we wish to move.

ACE  = Afferent-> Central Nervous System -> Efferent

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Diagrams are great, especially if you keep them simple, and easy to replicate. Ideally, you want to use diagrams that you can easily draw on your brain dump on exam day. Keep the drawings so simple that a 5-year-old could draw them.

We use this simple diagram of the heart:

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Webclass: How to breakdown complex topics 


Analogies are a simple way of understanding the function and purpose of certain topics. This is best when you relate the new information to other things that you are familiar with. For example, if you are an engineer by trade, you may be familiar with pumps and engines, so relating the heart to the pump will help you understand this in greater detail.


Rhymes are a great way to make learning more interesting. You can use complex rhymes that explain an entire topic and become more like a full-length song. Or you can use simple little rhymes like the one we use in this web class :

The VeIN is the way IN

Putting it into Practice

You can build your own mnemonics using our 5 step sequence (in the video). However, this can take time, energy and creativity that you may not have right now.

Instead, you can use ours…

We have designed dozens of mnemonics as part of our Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Revision Mastery Bootcamp. They are all mapped to major awarding body syllabi including CYQ, Active IQ VTCT and YMCA, so you know that you are learning topics that will come up in your exam.

The mnemonics make it easy to learn and remember complex topics ready for your level 3 anatomy and physiology exam. Above all, you will save hours on your revision time. Head over and shortcut your revision time with the Level 3 Revision Mastery Series plus exclusive bonuses by clicking the link below:

L3 Anatomy Revision Mock Questions:

Test your knowledge by answering these three mock questions: answers are at the bottom of the blog.

Q1: Which blood vessels take blood away from the body and lungs and towards the heart?
A. Veins
B. Arteries
C. Capillaries
D. Aorta

Q2: Which part of the nervous system is responsible for organising information and making decisions?
A. Afferent Neurons
B. Efferent Neurons
C. Central Nervous System
D. Autonomic Nervous System

Q3: During a Barbell Bench Press exercise, which phase of the movement is the eccentric phase?
A. Raising the dumbbells to the side
B. Lifting the bar toward the ceiling
C. Lowering the bar to the floor
D. Lowering the bar to the chest

Test your knowledge, by reading the answers below.

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Q1 = A
Q2 = C
Q3 = D

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