In today’s blog, you’ll learn how to remember the heart for your Level 2 and Level 3 Anatomy Exam, using the analogy of a house and keeping it simple
- What you need to know about the heart for Level 2 and Level 3
- How to remember the heart features using the analogy of a house
- Why keeping revision simple will maximise your memory on exam day
- Test your knowledge with 3 Mock Questions and answers
What do you need to Remember about the heart for Level 2 and Level 3?
The heart is one of eight modules that you need to know in depth for your Level 2 and Level 3 anatomy and physiology exam. You can expect 3-8 questions all about the heart in each exam.
You need to know a few key features of the heart in preparation for your Level 2 or 3 Anatomy and Physiology Exam
- The features of the heart (including number of chambers)
- The circulation of blood through the heart and body
- The valves fo the the heart (level 3 only)
- Blood pRessure classifications
- Effect of exercise on the heart for both short term benefits and long term adaptations
This is a lot of information to remember if you are trying to remember it word for word. Today you’ll learn how to remember key features of the heart without confusion
How To Remember The Heart: Your Heart House Analogy
The best way to learn something new is to link it to something you already know and understand
… so let’s break down the heart and relate it to something you know really well
Just like a house, this heart house has…
The heart has WALLS:
The muscular walls of the heart are called the myocardium and allow for the contraction of the heart on every beat
The heart has four ROOMS:
These are called chambers, including the Right and Left Atrium and the Right and Left Ventricle
The heart has DOORS:
In between each room in your house there are doors. In between every chamber in your heart you have valves. These include the atrioventricular valves and the semi lunar valves
The heart has SIDING/Cladding:
Just like the surface on the outside of your house, the heart has a Pericardium which is a skin or sac that covers around the entire heart.
The heart has a DRIVEWAY:
When you exit your house you drive down the driveway before you reach the street. The same applies here; the driveway (exit point) for the house is you Aorta, where all oxygenated blood exits the Left Ventricle before being sent around the entire body.
The heart has an ELECTRICAL system:
You have electric in your house to power your lights, cooker, appliances. The electrical circuit in our heart is similar, It controls the timing of your heartbeat by regulating your Heart rate and Heart rhythm
The heart has a PLUMBING system:
The plumbing in the house supplies you sink, boiler, shower, and toilet. The Coronary Arteries supply oxygenated blood to the heart muscle (myocardium) so it can continue to contract.
Test your knowledge with 3 Mock Questions
Look at the Heart Anatomy and Physiology Mock questions below and jot down your answer on scrap paper or as a note in your phone.
Then scroll down to reveal the answers.
1) Which of the following is the sac that surrounds the heart?
2) Which blood vessels serve oxygenated blood to the heart muscle ?
A. Coronary Arteries
B. Pulmonary Arteries
3) How many chambers are in the heart?
Q1: Answer = C
Q2: Answer = A
Q3: Answer = D
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