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Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to supercharge your A&P course? How about some support from a fellow A&P professor? This is the podcast for you!

Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to supercharge your A&P course? How about some support from a fellow A&P professor? This is the podcast for you!

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Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to supercharge your A&P course? How about some support from a fellow A&P professor? This is the podcast for you!

Language:

English

Contact:

636-486-4185


Episodes

Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus: It's an Art | TAPP 120

8/5/2022
Host Kevin Patton discusses the importance of the course syllabus in setting the tone for a course and helping to create a positive course culture. He includes a list of practical steps we can take as we review and update our anatomy and physiology course syllabus. 00:00 | Introduction 02:02 | What, If Anything, Is a Course Syllabus? 13:03 | Sponsored by AAA 14:16 | Sparking a Course Culture 23:58 | Sponsored by HAPI 25:07 | Odds & Ends: Part 1 36:13 | Sponsored by HAPS 37:28| Odds &...

Duration:00:48:42

Minding the Mind's Eye in Slides | Feedback on Abortion Misconceptions | TAPP 119

7/20/2022
Phantasia, forming mental images in our mind's eye, can be enhanced by making effective visually oriented slides. Facts about biology misconceptions can stir things up when they relate to pregnancy and abortion. 00:0000:4108:4509:5516:2717:1825:4227:1340:5042:3349:27 ★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-119.html 🏅 Apply for your credential (badge/certificate) for listening to this episode:...

Duration:00:51:52

Pregnancy & Abortion Misconceptions We can Fix in A&P | TAPP 118

7/5/2022
Host Kevin Patton uses a recent article from Science News as a basis for discussing the biological processes involved in pregnancy, birth, and abortion care to clarify misconceptions and support productive public conversation. 00:0000:5614:5316:1521:4422:4432:1534:4443:31 ★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-118.html 🏅 Apply for your credential (badge/certificate) for listening to this episode:...

Duration:00:46:01

Why A﹠P Faculty Need to Become Students | TAPP 117

6/21/2022
Sure, we're all life-long learners. But taking an actual college course from time to time throughout our teaching career can have unexpected benefits. Olfactory adaptation helps a lot when visiting the zoo, of course, but how does it really work? Researchers have found some new answers. Did you know that cerebrospinal fluid affects the process of memory? It does and we'll find out how. 00:00 | Introduction 00:43 | Olfactory Adaptation 06:23 | Sponsored by AAA 07:06 | CSF and Cognitive...

Duration:00:39:01

Why Anatomy & Physiology Students Need Sectional Anatomy | TAPP 116

6/7/2022
Host Kevin Patton talks about why our anatomy & physiology students need to experience and get comfortable with sectional anatomy, Terry Thompson shares some thoughts on deadline terminology—and she gives us a thoughtful book review and recommendation for The A&P Professor Book Club—and we review a few slide tricks. 0:00:00 | Introduction 0:00:50 | Expiration Dates 0:05:02 | Sponsored by AAA 0:06:19 | Slide Tricks (Again) 0:25:15 | Sponsored by HAPI 0:26:28 | Book Club: I Contain...

Duration:01:10:16

Are You a Warm Demander? | TAPP 115

5/17/2022
We once again revisit deadline extensions, we discuss warm demanders and how they avoid toxic rigor, we discover which arm is best for a vaccine booster, we find out if we can grow new auditory hair cells, we get tips on how to speak more effectively while wearing a mask, and learn about a new discovery about oxygen absorption in the intestines. Can we breathe through our anus? Listen to find out! 00:00 | Introduction 01:02 | Growing New Auditory Hair Cells 06:19 | Mask Talk: Loud, Slow,...

Duration:00:52:26

Skin's Microbiome & Other Stories | TAPP 114

5/3/2022
Skin's microbiome is essential for health. In this episode, host Kevin Patton explores that concept and introduces a new recommendation in The A&P Professor Book Club—Clean: The New Science of the Skin. Also, science updates about B vitamins and skeletal adaptations in human birth—and a listener revisits academic integrity involved in deadline leniency. 00:00 | Introduction 00:45 | Revisiting Deadline Leniency 09:21 | Sponsored by AAA 10:08 | Shoulders and Birth 13:01 | Missing B...

Duration:00:43:51

Why Do A&P Students Hate Histology? And How Do We Fix That? | TAPP 113

4/20/2022
Host Kevin Patton discusses the fact that many students hate histology. And perhaps even some faculty. Are there any ways to fix that? Kevin thinks he may have found a breakthrough idea. 00:00 | Introduction 01:20 | Sponsored by AAA 02:25 | Why Do Students Hate Histology? 16:27 | Sponsored by HAPI 17:06 | Birding For Tissues 39:15 | Sponsored by HAPS 40:14 | A Breakthrough 51:25 | Staying Connected ★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to:...

Duration:00:53:34

Should We Extend Deadlines? | Models & Color Codes | TAPP 112

4/5/2022
In this episode, host Kevin Patton asks, how do we handle the trepidation we experience when we are flooded with uncertainty after an intense learning experience? Some thoughts about being upfront about using models, analogies, and color codes in science. And we explore that difficult question: should we extend deadlines for students when they ask? 00:00 | Introduction 00:43 | Trepidation After New Learning 05:13 | Sponsored by AAA 05:49 | Transparency About Models, Analogies, and Color...

Duration:00:42:56

Digesting Foods and Fads - A Chat with Judi Nath | TAPP 111

3/14/2022
Author Judi Nath stops by once more for a chat about another of her new books, this one titled Digesting Foods and Fads. We discuss the book's content, why Judi wrote it, and how we can use the book's content to become better teachers of human anatomy & physiology. 00:00 | Introduction 00:42 | Introducing Judi Nath 03:56 | Sponsored by AAA 03:12 | Digesting Food and Fads 18:11 | Sponsored by HAPI 19:00 | Stories for Learning 29:14 | Sponsored by HAPS 30:21 | Million Dollar Words...

Duration:00:42:26

Sins Against Science - A Chat with Judi Nath | TAPP 110

3/1/2022
Author Judi Nath stops by for a chat about her new book Sins Against Science: How Misinformation Affects Our Lives and Laws. We discuss the origins of the book, its central message, and how we can use the book's content to become better teachers of human anatomy & physiology. 00:00 | Introduction 00:42 | Introducing Judi Nath 03:56 | Sponsored by AAA 04:47 | Sins Against Science 14:13 | Sponsored by HAPI 15:01 | Stories About Science 25:17 | Sponsored by HAPS 26:24 | Hard...

Duration:00:38:04

The Inclusive Anatomy & Physiology Course | Part 2 | TAPP 109

2/15/2022
This episode continues a discussion of the many simple strategies available for making our anatomy and physiology course more inclusive. Here, we learn eight more easy ways to make our courses work better for all learners. 0:00:00 | Introduction 0:00:46 | More on the Inclusive Course 0:07:51 | Sponsored by AAA 0:08:38 | 8. Student Interest Survey 0:14:35 | 9. Inclusive Office Hours 0:24:22 | Sponsored by HAPI 0:25:27 | 10. Valuing Diverse Viewpoints 0:29:08 | 11. Inclusive Classroom...

Duration:01:18:36

The Inclusive Anatomy & Physiology Course | Part 1 | TAPP 108

2/1/2022
As anatomy and physiology faculty, we put a lot of effort into developing strategies for learning the core concepts of human biology. It's easy to forget to build in some inclusive strategies that help all students grow and succeed. In this first of two episode, host Kevin Patton begins a list of simple and effective ways to make our A&P course more inclusive. 00:00 | Introduction 00:46 | The Inclusive Course 04:45 | 1. Reflect Diversity 12:21 | 2. Accessible Resources 21:06 | Sponsored...

Duration:00:48:59

Directions in A&P Teaching | Where We've Been & Where We Are Going | Future Trends | TAPP 107

1/19/2022
Episode 107 of The A&P Professor podcast for anatomy & physiology faculty starts off its fifth season with a debriefing of the last year, just like we do with our teaching, plus a look ahead. We'll review host Kevin Patton's predictions from last year and make some new predictions for this year. And makes some plans, too. 0:00:00 | Introduction 0:01:19 | Look Back: Milestones & New Projects 0:19:17 | 2021 Topics: Teaching & Learning 0:35:29 | Remembering Linda Swisher 0:37:00 | 2021...

Duration:01:19:37

Ungrading With Standards-Based Grading | A Chat With Staci Johnson | TAPP 106

12/7/2021
Dr. Staci Johnson joins host Kevin Patton for a chat about how she uses ungrading with standards-based grading in her anatomy and physiology course. What is ungrading? Can one ease into it? Does it work? Plus, a related Book Club recommendation! 00:00 | Introduction 00:48 | Ungrading 03:05 | Sponsored by AAA 03:41 | Dr. Staci Johnson 24:06 | Sponsored by HAPI 24:55 | More Ungrading 45:12 | Sponsored by HAPS 45:52 | Long Winter's Nap 48:32 | Book Club: Ungrading 51:43 | Staying...

Duration:00:54:09

Is Anatomy Finished? | A Review of New Discoveries | TAPP 105

11/16/2021
Are there really no more discoveries in human anatomy? In this episode, I'll review some recent discoveries: the rise of the fabella, macrophage barriers, the interstitium, button and zipper junctions, lymph node micro-organs, new vessels in bones, and tubarial salivary glands. 00:00 | Introduction 00:41 | Is Anatomy Finished? 03:44 | Sponsored by AAA 04:16 | Rise of the Fabella 11:52 | Sponsored by HAPI 12:38 | Macrophage Barriers 23:18 | Sponsored by HAPS 23:55 |...

Duration:00:54:25

Should Students Change Answers? | Journal Club with Krista Rompolski | TAPP 104

11/2/2021
Krista Rompolski joins us for another Journal Club episode—bringing us a study about how students change answers on their tests. Is it better for a student to change their multiple choice response or to avoid doing that? The answer may surprise you! 00:00 | Introduction 00:45 | Journal Club 03:21 | Sponsored by AAA 03:53 | Article Summary 09:13 | Sponsored by HAPI 10:00 | Should Students Change Answers? 27:44 | Sponsored by HAPS 28:21 | Standardized Exams, Test Anxiety, and...

Duration:00:55:02

Grading for Proficiency | Book Club: The One World School House | TAPP 103

10/19/2021
Can we create a course that ensures a student is proficient in all concept groups and not just in some? Where everyone who passes is at a B+ level of proficiency (or better)? In this episode, host Kevin Patton describes his experiment with what he calls proficiency grading. And we have new and appropriately controversial selection for The A&P Professor Book Club: The One World School House by Salman Khan. 00:00 | Introduction 00:56 | Book Club: The One World School House 13:30 | Sponsored...

Duration:00:40:29

Online Testing Effectiveness Data | Turning My Gray Hair Brown | TAPP 102

10/5/2021
Can you believe it? Even more questions about my wacky testing scheme are answered in this episode—this time regarding stats demonstrating effectiveness of these strategies. I also talk about gray hair turning brown, naturally, why we do NOT want our students to master A&P concepts, and why we want to become the hippocampus. One of the weirdest episodes yet! 00:00 | Introduction 00:42 | Growing in Kindness 10:02 | Sponsored by AAA 10:52 | We Are the Hippocampus 17:03| Sponsored by...

Duration:00:36:48

Even MORE Test Answers | Normal Body Temperature? | TAPP 101

9/21/2021
Have you ever really considered the actual meaning that word "normal" in the context of teaching anatomy and physiology? Is it even meaningful at all? We explore that in the context of human body temperature in Episode 101. And I give some practical tips as we continue our conversation about my open, online, randomized testing scheme. 0:00:00 | Introduction 0:00:47 | What Does Normal Mean? 0:08:32 | Sponsored by AAA 0:10:01 | What is Normal Body Temperature? 0:27:21| Sponsored by...

Duration:01:04:20