Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Web class: How to breakdown complex topics 

Today’s 20-minute Web Class will teach you how to break down complex Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology topics into bite-sized memorable chunks, meaning you can retain and recall the information at any point, especially on exam day. 

Revising for your level 3 anatomy and physiology exam can be tough and has complex topics that can be tricky to get your head around.

Start by watching today’s web class and then use the mock questions to test your knowledge and practice breaking down complex topics

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology: How to breakdown complex topics


0:00 Intro
1:23 Why you should break it down?
2:55 The Formula for learning
4:33 Keeping it Simple
5:10 Key Mnemonics for Level 3 anatomy and physiology
10:44 Putting it into practice (5 steps to making a mnemonic)
Use our Mnemonics – The revision BootCamp for Level 3 anatomy and physiology

Key mnemonics for Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Exam preparation:

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

Using alliteration:

Alliteration is a really easy method for remembering key facts, definitions and processes. For your Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology revision, you need to know about the 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 neurones as part of understanding the Nervous System.

Afferent neurones send signals from the sensory receptor to the Central Nervous System, and the Efferent neurone 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 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.

If you want to get your revision structured, learn everything you need to know, and feel confident on exam day, then click the link below:


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Hayley “Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Web class: How to breakdown complex topics” Bergman

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