Patricia E Phelps
Department of Physiological Science
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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 22 User s
Easiness 1.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Tough Tests
  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
June 17, 2020

I am coming back from just finishing PhySci 111B... and I am very very happy I stayed a PhySci major despite all the negative things Ive heard. YES, it is hard. YES, I did question my abilities like crazy. But I and many other people did this! You can too. Dont let anyone tell you what you should or shouldnt do. If you want to be PhySci, BE PHYSCI!!! 107 was the best class Ive taken so far and I would do the series all over again if that meant choosing phy sci again. Good luck incoming juniors!

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Jan. 13, 2022

Taken when class was online and lab was in person. I think a lot of people get scared off by the brain and Dr. Phelps' section, but I think that is honestly is quite interesting. I think it requires less time studying than Friscia's section if you give a good effort at watching the lectures through. They can be quite long, and you may need to rewind them, but she does a good job of explaining what you need to know. Again, the final is not cumulative, so you only need to remember five weeks worth of material. The cadaver lab is a good experience, make sure to attend the review days. Also, make sure to turn in your worksheets right after class, or you might forget like me. Would recommend!

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 15, 2021

the cadaver lab being in -person made this class my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE of the quarter and I am so excited to be a physci major and start this whole college learning thing! If you don't know, the class is broken down into lecture worksheets for participation, lab quizzes that are pretty doable, and your exams (2 practical / anatomy exams and 2 written midterms).

Dr. Phelps is stern but is very fair and reasonable when it came to the midterm. The brain dissections are complicated but with time, you really start to understand all of the different areas and neuroanatomy becomes sort of ... cool? Anyway, loved this class and I know you will too :) shoutout to TAs Lorna and Matthew for being the BEST ily

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 22, 2021

Phelps teaches for the first half of PS 107 and covers embryology, nervous system anatomy (the bulk of the lectures), cardiovascular system anatomy, and respiratory system anatomy. Her lectures are clear and well-organized but are quite dense. For the online quarter, we had weekly quizzes in lecture that covered lecture and lab material. They were open note, but were still pretty difficult and detail-oriented, so it's important to study. The midterm was easier than the quizzes since it involved more identification questions from lab. There was also a presentation for each half of the course where you and a partner picked a topic to expand on, and discussion posts (Muddiest Point) which were free points. The highlight of the course is going into lab to view all the brain specimens.

TLDR Phelps is a good professor but the material is pretty difficult. If you survive her half of PS 107 then you're chillin.

Grade breakdown:
Midterm: 90 pts
Final: 90 pts
Quizzes (8): 200 pts
Lab Presentations (2): 80 pts
Lab Participation: 20 pts
Muddiest Point: 20 pts
Total: 500 pts

Everyone's graded on a straight scale, but the scale may be adjusted to help students.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2017

This is an incredible class. You get to work with cadavers and learn the exact material you'll be seeing again in medical school, if you're pre med of course. Professor Phelps is extremely approachable, provides very clear notes, and offers plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered. This class absolutely has a massive amount of material, and Phelps's half is definitely harder. But, those who say that if you're premed, don't be a phy sci major because its too hard, DO NOT listen. This is an incredible major for premeds, and if you found this class too hard, medical school is sooo NOT for you. All you need to do is keep up with the material, which itself isn't very hard, its the amount that makes it hard. If you have poor study habits, you won't do well. Both Phelps and Frischia are AWESOME professors, just be prepared to work!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
Dec. 15, 2016

Great class but challenging and lots of information!

Selling the textbook for very cheap!

9202848500

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: N/A
Nov. 4, 2016

If you are not going to medical school, save yourself and switch to another major. This class is very intense and involves a lot of memorization. The class is composed of 6 quizzes, 2 exams, and 2 practical exams. For the quiz part, your grade solely depends on your TA. If your TA is chill and asks for easy indemnification questions you will be fine. If not, well expect to miss at least 4 points out of every quiz (each one is out of 20).

For the practical, make sure to work a lot on open lab. You need to know every single specimen.

For the exams, its actually simple. Memorize every single word in her notes. Every word is literally there for a reason and you need to phrase things exactly as in her notes.

Overall, she is a good professor, but the workload is insane.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Aug. 7, 2015

Easily one of my favorite professors! Very easy to approach, actually interested in making sure you understand the material. Mostly straightforward test questions, although they do require a thorough, solid understanding of the material. Make sure to go over the lecture notes, emphasize the book less and use it mainly for diagrams.

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Grade: N/A
Feb. 2, 2015

selling textbook for Phy Sci 107
Human Anatomy. $120

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Thanks!

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Sept. 26, 2011

Took Physci 107 AND Physci 146 with her.

Dr. Phelps is extremely nice and approachable. She really wants to help you learn and is easy to talk to. She is at her office a lot and talking to her at office hours helps especially for Physci 146. For both classes she hands out the printed lecture notes at every class so that you never have to print anything on your own. The notes are straightforward and easy to read and her lectures follow it very well. She presents interesting information and I wasn't bored in her classes. Her exams are straightforward as well and as long as you study hard and memorize pretty much everything, you'll get an A. Her PS 146 class is a small sized class that includes reading articles and presenting on one, but it isn't bad at all. I enjoyed her classes very much and I think she's one of the best professors I've had at UCLA.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
June 17, 2020

I am coming back from just finishing PhySci 111B... and I am very very happy I stayed a PhySci major despite all the negative things Ive heard. YES, it is hard. YES, I did question my abilities like crazy. But I and many other people did this! You can too. Dont let anyone tell you what you should or shouldnt do. If you want to be PhySci, BE PHYSCI!!! 107 was the best class Ive taken so far and I would do the series all over again if that meant choosing phy sci again. Good luck incoming juniors!

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Jan. 13, 2022

Taken when class was online and lab was in person. I think a lot of people get scared off by the brain and Dr. Phelps' section, but I think that is honestly is quite interesting. I think it requires less time studying than Friscia's section if you give a good effort at watching the lectures through. They can be quite long, and you may need to rewind them, but she does a good job of explaining what you need to know. Again, the final is not cumulative, so you only need to remember five weeks worth of material. The cadaver lab is a good experience, make sure to attend the review days. Also, make sure to turn in your worksheets right after class, or you might forget like me. Would recommend!

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
Dec. 15, 2021

the cadaver lab being in -person made this class my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE of the quarter and I am so excited to be a physci major and start this whole college learning thing! If you don't know, the class is broken down into lecture worksheets for participation, lab quizzes that are pretty doable, and your exams (2 practical / anatomy exams and 2 written midterms).

Dr. Phelps is stern but is very fair and reasonable when it came to the midterm. The brain dissections are complicated but with time, you really start to understand all of the different areas and neuroanatomy becomes sort of ... cool? Anyway, loved this class and I know you will too :) shoutout to TAs Lorna and Matthew for being the BEST ily

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
June 22, 2021

Phelps teaches for the first half of PS 107 and covers embryology, nervous system anatomy (the bulk of the lectures), cardiovascular system anatomy, and respiratory system anatomy. Her lectures are clear and well-organized but are quite dense. For the online quarter, we had weekly quizzes in lecture that covered lecture and lab material. They were open note, but were still pretty difficult and detail-oriented, so it's important to study. The midterm was easier than the quizzes since it involved more identification questions from lab. There was also a presentation for each half of the course where you and a partner picked a topic to expand on, and discussion posts (Muddiest Point) which were free points. The highlight of the course is going into lab to view all the brain specimens.

TLDR Phelps is a good professor but the material is pretty difficult. If you survive her half of PS 107 then you're chillin.

Grade breakdown:
Midterm: 90 pts
Final: 90 pts
Quizzes (8): 200 pts
Lab Presentations (2): 80 pts
Lab Participation: 20 pts
Muddiest Point: 20 pts
Total: 500 pts

Everyone's graded on a straight scale, but the scale may be adjusted to help students.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2017

This is an incredible class. You get to work with cadavers and learn the exact material you'll be seeing again in medical school, if you're pre med of course. Professor Phelps is extremely approachable, provides very clear notes, and offers plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered. This class absolutely has a massive amount of material, and Phelps's half is definitely harder. But, those who say that if you're premed, don't be a phy sci major because its too hard, DO NOT listen. This is an incredible major for premeds, and if you found this class too hard, medical school is sooo NOT for you. All you need to do is keep up with the material, which itself isn't very hard, its the amount that makes it hard. If you have poor study habits, you won't do well. Both Phelps and Frischia are AWESOME professors, just be prepared to work!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: B+
Dec. 15, 2016

Great class but challenging and lots of information!

Selling the textbook for very cheap!

9202848500

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: N/A
Nov. 4, 2016

If you are not going to medical school, save yourself and switch to another major. This class is very intense and involves a lot of memorization. The class is composed of 6 quizzes, 2 exams, and 2 practical exams. For the quiz part, your grade solely depends on your TA. If your TA is chill and asks for easy indemnification questions you will be fine. If not, well expect to miss at least 4 points out of every quiz (each one is out of 20).

For the practical, make sure to work a lot on open lab. You need to know every single specimen.

For the exams, its actually simple. Memorize every single word in her notes. Every word is literally there for a reason and you need to phrase things exactly as in her notes.

Overall, she is a good professor, but the workload is insane.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Aug. 7, 2015

Easily one of my favorite professors! Very easy to approach, actually interested in making sure you understand the material. Mostly straightforward test questions, although they do require a thorough, solid understanding of the material. Make sure to go over the lecture notes, emphasize the book less and use it mainly for diagrams.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Feb. 2, 2015

selling textbook for Phy Sci 107
Human Anatomy. $120

424 333 6681

Thanks!

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Sept. 26, 2011

Took Physci 107 AND Physci 146 with her.

Dr. Phelps is extremely nice and approachable. She really wants to help you learn and is easy to talk to. She is at her office a lot and talking to her at office hours helps especially for Physci 146. For both classes she hands out the printed lecture notes at every class so that you never have to print anything on your own. The notes are straightforward and easy to read and her lectures follow it very well. She presents interesting information and I wasn't bored in her classes. Her exams are straightforward as well and as long as you study hard and memorize pretty much everything, you'll get an A. Her PS 146 class is a small sized class that includes reading articles and presenting on one, but it isn't bad at all. I enjoyed her classes very much and I think she's one of the best professors I've had at UCLA.

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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 22 Users
Easiness 1.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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