Saturday, April 8, 2017

No Bones About It

Q & A
1. If asked on test to give an example of long bones can they answer as in study guide "bones of arms & legs, except wrist, ankle & patella" or do they have to give specific name of bone (humerus, radius, ulna, femur, etc)?

2. If asked on test to give an example of short bones on test can they answer as in study guide "ankle & wrist bones" or do they need to answer carpal and tarsal bones?

ANSWER to Questions 1 & 2

Students will be expected to know the SCIENTIFIC NAMES of the bones. (For example, “upper arm bone” is incorrect – the correct answer is “Humerus”)

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3. Do they need to know names of individual carpal and tarsal bones?

ANSWER: In an answer to a previous Blog question, we indicated that students are responsible for knowing the names of bones identified in the Study Guide, so the students are not required to know the names of the individual carpal or tarsal bones.



4. If asked to give examples of the different types of synovial joints are they just responsible for examples listed on page 11 of study guide?

ANSWER: Students are responsible for knowing the different synovial joints listed in the Study Guide and, as indicated in an earlier posting, they may need to know about some non-synovial joints.