All Ratings and Reviews for Stephen Cannon
I definitely liked this module of 101B the least! Not only because it was basically all a repeat of the electrophysiology portion of 101A, but because I didn't find the new info presented to be all that interesting at all, with the exception of a few topics. The exam for this module was unquestionably the most difficult, and I think a large reason for this was because it was a long test and most people were pressed for time to finish it all. Additionally, I thought a lot (though not all) of the questions were designed to be tricky. I did, however, like having Cannon as a professor. He is very jovial, and I thought he did a good job explaining everything. Two lectures of this module are taught by Babiec, and those were my least favorite topics of this module...not because of Babiec, but because I just found it to be boring material.
I really disliked this module of N101C, however, this was solely because I felt that the material we went over was extremely redundant, considering that we had all learned it just the quarter before in N101A. I'm honestly still confused on how the department decided on which topics should be covered in this module, but that seems to be a running theme for all of the N101 series. BUT I still really enjoyed having Dr. Cannon as a professor. He previously worked as a doctor specializing in neurology, so he's super knowledgable and includes some interesting clinical applications. He also includes a lot of material from his own research, which I actually liked for once. However, his exam was definitely the hardest of the three, and because it's all mostly hypothetical situations I felt like it was hard to study for. I don't think he gave us any practice questions either. But the other exams were easy enough that getting an A in this class still isn't too difficult, and I would still highly recommend Dr. Cannon as a professor. Much better than Babiec in my opinion.
Some people really dislike Cannon's module because it's electrophysiology again, but personally I really enjoyed learning it twice because Cannon is a great professor. Plus, it's not an exact repeat of Chandler's module in 101A, because Cannon actually shows examples of how those electrophysiology concepts can cause different diseases, so that part of his lectures is new and interesting. He lectures really really well, he's extremely clear and thorough I think, and he usually sticks straight to the point. He's very helpful as well, if you ask him a question he really takes his time to explain the answer fully. I wish he taught more undergrad neuro courses or at least more lectures in this module. But his exam is definitely very difficult and requires more understanding and application than memorization.
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