The A&P Professor

The A&P Professor

theapprofessor.org/podcast.html
Teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology


Episode 44 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
May 16 • 13 min
Preview of Episode 44 | Coming Topics | Word Dissections | Book Club Recommendation
Anatomic Variation in Humans | Episode 43
May 6 • 44 min
Variety of Human Anatomic Variations | Flabella | Situs Inversus | Nuzzel Newsletter | Preview Episodes
Episode 43 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
May 2 • 19 min
Preview of Episode 43 | Anatomic Variations in Humans
Kevin’s Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | 2019 Edition | Episode 42
Apr 22 • 76 min
Veteran HAPS member and President Emeritus Kevin Patton gives his advice on having the best experience at the HAPS Annual Conference. Includes call-ins from Jerry Anzalone and Mindi Fried, plus music from Greg Crowther. Extra-long bonus episode.
Episode 42 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Apr 18 • 12 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the topics in the upcoming full (bonus) episode, performs several word dissections, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation. Go to the episode page for details and links.
More on Eponyms in A&P Terminology | Episode 41
Apr 8 • 33 min
Host Kevin Patton gets a call from Mike Pascoe that sparks more discussion of eponyms in teaching, revisits brain neurogenesis in adults and a note from Adam Rich about Barbara Waxer’s advice for finding media to use in teaching prompts Kevin to launch a…
Episode 41 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Apr 5 • 11 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the topics in the upcoming full episode, performs several word dissections, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation. Plus, Kevin raps an explanation of the citric acid cycle. Okay, not that last part.
The Eponym Episode | Using Modern Terminology | Episode 40
Mar 25 • 27 min
Host Kevin Patton focuses on the use of eponyms (terms named for a person) in modern anatomy and physiology teaching. What are the pros and cons…and controversies? Find out in this episode!
Episode 40 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Mar 22 • 9 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the single topic in the upcoming full episode, performs several word dissections, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation.
Language of Muscles: A Strategy for Learning | Episode 39
Mar 11 • 36 min
Host Kevin Patton discusses how explaining how muscles are named helps students remember them. Updates in cerebellum functions, liver responses to food stimuli, and the relationship of exercise, diet, metabolism, BMI, and body weight.
Episode 39 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Mar 8 • 20 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the topics in the upcoming full episode, mentions some website hiccups, performs several word dissections, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation.
Mid-Semester Check-Ins Keep Your A&P Course on Track | Episode 38
Feb 25 • 42 min
Host Kevin Patton discusses Krista Rompolski’s idea of a mid-semester survey and takes the idea farther than it should probably go. Also updates in sperm motility, GI hematopoiesis, what happens to a swallowed Lego, and our new sponsor—the MS-HAPI…
Episode 38 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Feb 21 • 13 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the topics in the upcoming full episode, shares feedback from listener Charlie Taylor, performs several word dissections, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation. Plus, a request for help with the next edition of Kevin’s…
Episode 37 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Feb 7 • 12 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the topics in the upcoming full episode, performs several word dissections, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation.
Big Year in Anatomy & Physiology Teaching with The A&P Professor | Episode 36
Jan 28 • 42 min
Closing out the first year of this podcast, host Kevin Patton reviews some of the topics covered throughout the year. Caller Adam Rich asks about giving feedback to students in online tests. Have we discovered a new type of blood vessel in bones?
Episode 36 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Jan 24 • 15 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the upcoming episode—the first anniversary episode, performs several word dissections, and gives TAPP Book Club recommendations.
Big Ideas: The Essential Concepts of A&P | TAPP Episode 35
Jan 14 • 28 min
The essential concepts of anatomy & physiology can be recognized by students as the “big ideas” in the stories we tell. Will apoB tests replace LDL tests? How oxytocin works. How smell can affect cortisol/stress.
Episode 35 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Jan 10 • 16 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the upcoming episode, performs several word dissections, toasts textbook author Elaine Marieb, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation.
Power Tips for Dissection Activities | TAPP Episode 34
Dec 31, 2018 • 38 min
Two strategies for making dissection activities work better for learning. A free summer neuro workshop in Missouri this July. The role of the ganglion cell in biological clocks.
Episode 34 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Dec 26, 2018 • 15 min
Host Kevin Patton previews topics from the upcoming episode 34, discusses some feedback on previews, performs several word dissections, and gives a TAPP Book Club recommendation.
Test Frequency in the A&P Course | TAPP Episode 33
Dec 17, 2018 • 26 min
Kevin Patton responds to a question from Krista Rompolski about how often we should test our students. Updates on hair color genetics and how the somatosensory cortex is mapped. And what about those preview episodes?
Episode 33 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Dec 13, 2018 • 12 min
Preview of new episode featuring updates in inheritance of red hair, forming the somatosensory body map. Word dissections and TAPP Book Club recommendations, as usual. And a reminder to debrief at the end of the term.
Helping Students With Test Anxiety | TAPP Episode 32 | BONUS
Dec 3, 2018 • 57 min
Practical advice on helping students manage test anxiety. Updates in mitochondrial inheritance and cardiac stem cells, plus a way to access journal articles that are behind a paywall. Extended bonus episode.
Episode 32 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Nov 29, 2018 • 14 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the upcoming episode featuring tips on helping alleviate student test anxiety, plus updates on mitochondrial inheritance and cardiac stem cells. Word dissections and TAPP Book Club recommendations, as usual.
The Elephant Episode | TAPP Episode 31
Nov 19, 2018 • 24 min
Kevin Patton shares experience as an elephant keeper & trainer that give us insight to how the skin helps us maintain homeostasis of body temperature. An update in memory formation regarding the role of netrin at the synapse. And a reminder about your…
Episode 31 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Nov 16, 2018 • 9 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of The Elephant Episode. Huh? Yep, elephants. There’s more…including a small bit of bonus content to make the full episode more meaningful to listeners, including book recommendations.
The Nazi Anatomists - A Conversation with Aaron Fried | TAPP Episode 30
Nov 5, 2018 • 35 min
Aaron Fried returns for a second conversation about anatomical specimens, this time discussing illustrations based on executed Nazi prisoners. Plus updates on epigenetics, handedness in cells, HAPS sponsorship, making course content accessible to all…
Episode 30 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview
Nov 1, 2018 • 7 min
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of The Nazi Anatomists, featuring another chat with Aaron Fried. There’s more…including a small bit of bonus content to make the full episode more meaningful to listeners…including a recommendation from The A&P…
The Silent Teacher - A Conversation with Aaron Fried | TAPP Episode 29
Oct 22, 2018 • 37 min
Aaron Fried, national speaker on the use of human donor bodies in anatomy education, particularly in Nazi Germany, joins Kevin for the first of two chats on the importance of “the silent teacher” in learning A&P. Also, Kevin explains the loudness of this…
Using Media in Our A&P Course - Advice From Barbara Waxer | TAPP Radio 28
Oct 8, 2018 • 40 min
Barbara Waxer gives advice on the “proper” use of media in teaching, including where to find it. Documented number of protein-coding genes & noncoding genes (RNA-coding genes) in the human genome continues to fluctuate. A new sensory structure, the…
Understanding How We Learn, a Chat with Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki | TAPP Radio 27
Sep 24, 2018 • 29 min
Weinstein & Sumeracki join Kevin for a conversation about their new book that explores how learning science can help us teach more effectively & help our students learn more effectively. And a brief update on how myosin-actin interactions in the RBC…
Modeling Professional Integrity | TAPP Episode 26
Sep 10, 2018 • 22 min
A New Micro-Organ? | Nuzzel Newsletter | Succeed in A&P Podcast | Modeling Professional Integrity | The A&P Student
Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | TAPP Episode 25
Aug 27, 2018 • 41 min
Master teachers focus more on promoting a culture of integrity than on specific anti-cheating strategies, but what are some practical ways to do that? Greg Clowther sings a song for A&P and challenges us to do the same. Button junctions in lymphatic…
The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | TAPP Episode 24
Aug 13, 2018 • 79 min
The syllabus is a key document in any college course. But do we really pay close attention to it? In this extended bonus episode, host Kevin Patton tells listeners how to make a syllabus easy to READ and easy to RAID, so that students really will use it…
EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | TAPP Episode 23
Aug 6, 2018 • 27 min
Online courses continue to have a notoriously low retention rate and success rate compared to traditional courses. In this second of three episodes, Kevin continues the conversation with ways to literally make the course more face-to-face, plus using…
49 MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | TAPP Episode 22
Jul 23, 2018 • 31 min
Online courses continue to have a notoriously low retention rate and success rate compared to traditional courses. In this second of three episodes, Kevin continues the conversation with ways to literally make the course more face-to-face, plus using…
49 Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | TAPP Episode 21
Jul 9, 2018 • 34 min
Online courses continue to have a notoriously low retention rate and success rate compared to traditional courses. Kevin shares some general concepts and practical ideas that have helped him improve retention and pass rates in his distance courses. But…
Reading A&P Terms Out Loud Helps Reading Comprehension | TAPP Episode 20
Jun 25, 2018 • 22 min
Why we should encourage A&P students to say the difficult terms out loud before reading. Will we ever pin down the number of genes in the human genome? Get a free book of brain facts from the Society for Neuroscience. Please help Kevin extend the reach of…
Caring for Students Helps Them Succeed | TAPP Episode 19
Jun 11, 2018 • 30 min
Kevin Patton discusses his renewed commitment to demonstrating compassion for students, including practical tips. Will sleeping in on weekends lengthen our lives? Should we give our lecture slides to students?
Contour Drawing Helps Students Learn Anatomy | TAPP Episode 18
May 26, 2018 • 23 min
Kevin interviews professor and author Paul Krieger, who describes a simple activity with contour drawing to get his students primed to learn human anatomy. Apps for your mobile device are now available, providing the easiest way to listen to this podcast.
Kevin’s Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | TAPP Bonus Episode
May 21, 2018 • 41 min
Getting ready for the annual conference of the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS)? Long-timer Kevin Patton gives some tips on how to get the most out of your experience, including Kevin’s Law of Professional Development.
End-of-Term Reviews Help Keep Your Course on Track | TAPP Episode 17
May 14, 2018 • 29 min
Walk away from each semester with confidence by doing an intentional course review before you leave. Which is the correct spelling, mamillary or mammillary? Put your A&P course into high gear with a new episode of TAPP Radio.
How Do YOU Pronounce It? | TAPP Episode 16
May 7, 2018 • 21 min
Kevin reviews News & Notes: keeping pig brains alive, new form of DNA found in cells, your HAPS road trip. A discussion of which pronunciation of A&P terms is “correct.” The A&P Student blog is a useful resource for students.
Actin & Myosin - A Love Story | TAPP Radio 15
Apr 30, 2018 • 20 min
Kevin shares his version of the classic love-story analogy of muscle contraction. Why does the Golgi apparatus looks so weird? it’s the cytoskeleton. And don’t forget the Alexa skill for this podcast!
Are Learning Styles Real? Why or Why Not? | TAPP Radio 14
Apr 23, 2018 • 23 min
Can adult brains make new neurons? Kevin revisits this question and examines new evidence. See you at HAPS 2018 Annual Conference in Columbus OH? Learning styles. Harm or help? Or a bit of both?
Playful & Serious Is the Perfect Combo for A&P | TAPP Radio 13
Apr 16, 2018 • 19 min
Kevin explains why the term meatus is weird (hint: it’s the plural form). The topic of storytelling in teaching continues with an emphasis on playfulness and the use of analogies (especially playful analogies).
Storytelling is the Heart of Teaching A&P | TAPP Radio 12
Apr 9, 2018 • 23 min
Microglia in the brain nibble on synapse to induce remodeling of neural circuits. Kevin mentions his new online seminar on five ways to enhance long-term learning. A&P is the story of the human body, so A&P professors act as storytellers. Kevin gives some…
Test Debriefing Boosts Student Learning | TAPP Radio 11
Apr 2, 2018 • 23 min
Kevin discusses recent news that a new human organ has been discovered. Systematic debriefing by students after each test can boost their learning. Kevin explains a tool he uses to help students learn how to analyze their tests effectively
Nine Super Strategies for Teaching the Skeleton | TAPP Radio 10
Mar 26, 2018 • 26 min
Learning the bones and markings of the skeleton is hard—and so is teaching it. Learn some strategies that work! What are peripersonal neurons and what is their function? Try out the new Alexa skill for this podcast.
Supporting Returning Learners | TAPP Radio 9
Mar 19, 2018 • 29 min
Issues of returning learners and how to support them. Get daily, curated headlines of interest to A&P teachers. What are peripersonal neurons, and why should we care?
Running Concept Lists Help Students Make Connections | TAPP Radio 8
Mar 12, 2018 • 26 min
Neurogenesis in the adult brain is challenged by a recent study. The analogy that cells hate calcium and sodium ions, but love potassium, helps students learn cell behavior. Your take on teaching A&P is welcome! Running concept lists to enhance deep…
Teaching for Long Term Learning | TAPP Radio 7
Mar 5, 2018 • 25 min
Mitochondria run hotter than the rest of the cell—by how much? A new podcast tells the story of medical education cadavers unearthed after a century. Revisiting cumulative testing, we find things to promote long-term learning in our courses and beyond.
The A&P Professor | Trailer
Mar 4, 2018 • 0 min
Host Kevin Patton briefly introduces a podcast for teachers of human anatomy and physiology. Go to theAPprofessor.org and click PODCAST to listen or get more information, including how to subscribe.
Give Your Course a Half Flip With a Full Twist | TAPP Radio 6
Feb 26, 2018 • 30 min
What does the new blood test for concussion measure? Why red pens are not ideal for grading and feedback. Flipped learning isn’t as hard as it sounds if you use short video presentations.
Concept Maps Help Students Find Their Way | TAPP Radio 5
Feb 19, 2018 • 30 min
Blood doping stories are effective in helping student students apply and integrate diverse concepts in anatomy and physiology. Concept mapping helps students learn and helps teachers assess learning, plus diagnose misconceptions and other concerns.
Cumulative Testing Makes Learning Last | TAPP Radio 4
Feb 12, 2018 • 25 min
Cumulative testing enhances long-term learning, preparing students for final exams, later courses, and professional careers. The genetic code of others also influences our biological traits. Screencasts help students with course tools in this digital age.
Pre-Testing for a Powerful Learning Boost | TAPP Radio 3
Feb 6, 2018 • 24 min
How many proteins are there in a cell? Can a sneeze rupture the throat? The Anatomical Society publishes a curated list of online resources. The featured topic is how pre-tests can boost learning by students.
Testing as a Teaching Strategy | Students Learn From Tests | TAPP Radio 2
Jan 27, 2018 • 30 min
Host Kevin Patton invites listeners to the 2018 Annual HAPS Conference, then summarizes a few key points from the new 2017 blood pressure guidelines, giving practical tips for the A&P course. The featured topic is how online tests can be used for…
Why Spaced Retrieval Practice is Your Most Powerful Teaching and Learning Tool | TAPP Radio 1
Jan 23, 2018 • 30 min
In this premier episode of The A&P Professor podcast (TAPP Radio), Kevin introduces himself and his reasons for launching this new series. An update regarding the role of platelets in innate immunity follows. Kevin then invites listeners to the Regional…