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Test Frequency in the A&P Course | TAPP Episode 33


0:41 | Hair color inheritance
7:07 | Sponsored by AAA
7:21 | Building body maps
10:14 | Preview episodes
11:39 | Sponsored by HAPS
12:11 | Featured: Test frequency in the A&P course

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Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. (Will Durant)

1 | Hair color inheritance

3.5 minutes
New information about the inheritance of red hair shows that there's a lot more to it than just having two copies of the red-hair version of the gene MC1R. A lot more. Maybe its not just polygenic, but perhaps omnigenic.
  • Hair colour gene study sheds new light on roots of redheads' locks (summary of the update) my-ap.us/2zYXkeL
  • Genome-wide study of hair colour in UK Biobank explains most of the SNP heritability (the research article in Nature Communications) my-ap.us/2zWWIpU
 red-haired boy

 

2 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute
The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org

 American Association of Anatomists

 

3 | Building body maps

3 minutes
It turns out that all that kicking inside the uterus during the last trimester of pregnancy has a role in the mapping of our body in the somatosensory cortex.
  • Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies (summary of the update; includes videos) my-ap.us/2A0t8jv
  • Newborn babies' brain responses to being touched on the face measured for the first time (some related news) my-ap.us/2zWX3ZI
  • Developmental trajectory of movement-related cortical oscillations during active sleep in a cross-sectional cohort of pre-term and full-term human infants (the research article in Scientific Reports) my-ap.us/2A0lcib
 Sensory homunculus

 

4 | Preview episodes

1.5 minutes
If you haven't been listening to the preview episodes released shortly before each full episode, try them out! Then let me know what you think.

 

5 | Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes
The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. Did you know there's a one-day regional HAPS conference in March? Check it out. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.
Anatomy & Physiology Society  |  theAPprofessor.org/haps
 HAPS logo

6 | Test frequency in the A&P course

13.5 minutes
Listener Krista Rompolski calls in and asks Kevin for his opinion on the best frequency of tests for the undergraduate A&P course.
Here are some previous episodes outlining Kevin's testing practices (and why he does it that way):
Here's the episode in which The Learning Scientists talk about the value of retrieval practice

tests & exams
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Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association of Anatomists.anatomy.org

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Episode 33 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview


Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on standards for test frequency in the A&P course

Tests & Exams

There's more... a few content updates and end-of-year reminders... plus some word dissections and recommendations from The A&P Professor Book Club.

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Topics

  • Inheritance of red hair
  • New information on how we form sensory maps in our brain
  • Featured: Kevin answers Krista Rompolski's question about test frequency in A&P

Word Dissections

  • Omnigenic
  • Primary somatosensory cortex
  • Homunculus

Book Club

End of Year

  • Homework
    • Don't forget your assignment: share an episode of this podcast with a colleague!
  • End-of-term debriefing

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

Amazon referrals help defray podcasting expenses.

Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association of Anatomists.
anatomy.org

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society also provides support for this podcast.
theAPprofessor.org/haps


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Helping Students With Test Anxiety | TAPP Episode 32 | BONUS


  0:53 | It's a BONUS episode!
  1:15 | Mitochondrial inheritance
  4:28 | Cardiac stem cells
  6:48 | Sponsored by HAPS
  7:20 | Help getting journal articles
11:18 | Sponsored by AAA
11:31 | Featured: Helping students with test anxiety

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I'm trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy. (Shawn Johnson)

This is a BONUS episode—which means it's a long one!

 

1 |Mitochondrial inheritance 3 minutes

New research shows that in some cases, paternal mtDNA may be passed along to offspring in a pattern that resembles autosomal dominant inheritance.

  • Biparental Inheritance of Mitochondrial DNA in Humans (research article) my-ap.us/2PeptDl

mtDNA

2 | Cardiac stem cells 2 minutes

Do cardiac stem cells exist? We thought so. But maybe not.

  • Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies (news item) my-ap.us/2PanzUx
  • Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study (news item) my-ap.us/2Pdvdxg
  • More Doubt Cast Over Cardiac Stem Cells (older news item) my-ap.us/2Pd9a9O

 

3 | Sponsored by HAPS 0.5 minutes

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. Did you know there's a reduced "early bird" registration rate for the annual HAPS confercnce in Portland OR next May? Check it out. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.

Anatomy & Physiology Society  |  theAPprofessor.org/haps

HAPS logo

 

4 | Help getting journal articles 4 minutes

Follow one of my links (or some other hyperlink) and it takes you to journal article that's behind a paywall? Kevin explains a legal, ethical way to access the full article with no costs to you. You'll have to listen to hear this super secret trick!

 

5 | Sponsored by AAA 0.5 minute

The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org

 American Association of Anatomists

 

6 | Helping students with text anxiety 45 minutes

Kevin's Theory of Test Anxiety states that we are ALL subject to test anxiety. Perhaps occasionally. Perhaps often. In any case, it can affect our ability to retrieve and apply the information we've practiced and thereby affect our performance—and score—on a test or exam. Sometimes significantly. What, if anything, can be done to avoid text anxiety or manage it once it strikes? What can teachers do? What can students do? Well, here's a place to start!

Here are some links you can share with your students:

test anxiety

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Amazon referrals help defray podcasting expenses.

Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association of Anatomists.

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society also provides support for this podcast.


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Episode 32 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview


Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on tips in helping students manage test anxiety

test anxiety

There's more... a few content updates, a tip for finding journal articles (for free)...plus some word dissections and recommendations from The A&P Professor Book Club.

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Topics

  • Update in mitochondrial inheritance
  • Finding journal articles (for free)
  • Are cardiac stem cells really there?
  • Featured: Helping students with test anxiety

Word Dissections

  • Biparental and uniparental
    • Viviparous, oviparous, multiparous, postpartum
  • Metacognition

Book Club

  • To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others  by Daniel H. Pink
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
    • Autonomy - the desire to direct our own lives
    • Mastery - the urge to get better and better at something that matters
    • Purpose- the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves
    • https://amzn.to/2BC1n1K

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

Amazon referrals help defray podcasting expenses.

Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association of Anatomists.
anatomy.org


The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society also provides support for this podcast.
theAPprofessor.org/haps



(Clicking on sponsor links helps let them know you appreciate their support of this podcast!)

 


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The Elephant Episode | TAPP Episode 31


0:41 | Homework!
2:03 | Netrin and memory
6:47 | Sponsored by HAPS
7:04 | Featured: Elephants and skin
23:29 | Sponsored by AAA

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People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day. (Mark Shand)

 

1 | Homework! 1.5 minutes

Don't forget your homework assignments:

  1. Share this podcast with ONE other A&P colleague before the next episode arrives. Yes, I do accept late homework.
  2. Have questions, comments, stories, or ideas related to accommodating student needs? Pass them along for a future episode focused on this topic.

1·833·LION·DEN
(1·833·546·6336)
podcast@theAPprofessor.org (you can attach a sound file if you like! you get double extra credit if you do!)

 listen. learn. share.

 

2 | Netrin and memory 4.5 minutes

New information about how memories form at synapses in the hippocampus tells us that netrin-1 is involved. (Click on the image to see details (you can use this image in your teaching, if you dare).

 netrin mechanisms

 

3 | Sponsored by HAPS 0.5 minutes

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. Did you know there's a reduced "early bird" registration rate for the annual HAPS confercnce in Portland OR next May? Check it out. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.

Anatomy & Physiology Society  |  theAPprofessor.org/haps

 HAPS logo

 

4 | Elephants and skin 16.5 minutes

Kevin's experience in zoos, circuses, and on safari in Africa form the basis of some elephant stories he tells in his A&P courses to emphasize some concepts of the integumentary system. In this episode, he shares some elephant research updates, then goes into how elephant skin can help us better understand the thermoregulatory function of human skin. The images show Kevin (on ground in dark suit) and his elephant friend Flora, the retired namesake of Circus Flora. The anterior and posterior sides of Flora's ears pictured are referred to in Kevin' stories (you may use these images in your teaching with attribution).

elephant (anterior)back of elephant earkevin and elephant at circus flora

 

 

5 | Sponsored by AAA 0.5 minute

The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org

American Association of Anatomists

 

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

Amazon referrals help defray podcasting expenses.

Transcript and captions for this episode
are supported by the
American Association of Anatomists.


The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
also provides support for this podcast.


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