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

 

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 & Ends: Part 2

47:15 | Staying Connected


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A typical syllabus is a boring list of mostly unrelated rules, regulations, and procedures. Wouldn't it work better if our syllabus was instead an engaging, illustrated story? (Kevin Patton)

 

What, If Anything, Is a Syllabus?

11 minutes

Getting the plural form of syllabus straightened out, we explore what sorts of syllabus exist and which one we'll focus on in this episode. Below are some other episodes related to the anatomy and physiology course syllabus:

The Syllabus Special | TAPP 75

Warnings & Safety Tips in the A&P Syllabus | Episode 57

The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24

Are You a Warm Demander? | TAPP 115

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

The Inclusive Anatomy & Physiology Course | Part 2 | 8 More Tips to Include All | TAPP 109

The Proper Order of Topics in A&P | Leaderboards | Student Frustration | TAPP 88

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

 

Sponsored by AAA

69 seconds

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

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Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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Sparking a Course Culture

9.5 minutes

We sometimes fail to realize the power of a syllabus in providing a foundation—a spark—at the beginning of a course to form a course section's culture. That culture influences every aspect of teaching and learning for the entire term. Let's be artists when it comes to making—and tweaking our A&P course syllabus.

Faculty Mindsets & Minority Student Achievement Gaps | Journal Club | TAPP 71

The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81

Are You a Warm Demander? | TAPP 115

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

96 seconds

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

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Odds & Ends: Part 1

11 minutes

Let's talk about specific, practical things we can do make our syllabus more artful and more effective. How exactly can we make our syllabus smile and chuckle? Why is illustrating our syllabus a good idea? What about transparency?

The Case for Transparency | Episode 51

Finding Media | Images and More for Teaching Anatomy & Physiology

Using Media in Our A&P Course: Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28

 

Sponsored by HAPS

72 seconds

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Please fill out the HAPS Lab Survey! (use either link)

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Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Odds & Ends: Part 2

10 minutes

The artful syllabus includes inclusion (see what I did there?), but how can we do that? What if our syllabus is getting too long—what strategies can we use to trim it? Come on, can we really make our syllabus into a story?! What do we mean when we say that students read and raid their syllabus?

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

The Inclusive Anatomy & Physiology Course | Part 2 | 8 More Tips to Include All | TAPP 109

The Case for Transparency | Episode 51

★ Native Land Digital (a starting point for creating a land acknowledgment) AandP.info/81f

★ A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement AandP.info/n51

★ Kevin's sample land acknowledgement lionden.com/fis.htm#land

★ Improve Accessibility with Heading Styles (a how-to from Microsoft Support; principles apply to other apps, too) AandP.info/ffq

 


 

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

 

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.

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 00:41 | Offensive, strongly disagree or disapprove
  • 08:45 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 09:55 | Pregnant People
  • 16:27 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 17:18 | MInd's Eye: Phantasia
  • 25:42 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 27:13| Mental Imagery in Slides
  • 40:50| Digital Micro-Credentials
  • 42:33| Single Field of View
  • 49:27 | Staying Connected

 


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Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. (Will Rogers)

 

Offensive, strongly disagree or disapprove

8 minutes

For the first time in nearly a decade and a half, I got a blog unsubcribe notice that selected "Offensive, strongly disagree or disapprove" as the reason. It's like some of those negative responses we get in student evaluations, isn't it?

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★ Subscribe to The A&P Professor blog (the Feedblitz service) AandP.info/ji6

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

Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | TAPP 84

Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies | TAPP 85

Mid-Semester Check-Ins Keep Your A&P Course on Track | Episode 38

Test Debriefing Boosts Student Learning | Episode 11

End-of-Term Reviews Help Keep Your Course on Track | Episode 17

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

 

Sponsored by AAA

67 seconds

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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

“Air Anatomy” – Teaching Complex Spatial Anatomy Using Simple Hand Gestures (journal article in Anatomical Sciences Education) AandP.info/e49

AAA logo

 

Pregnant People

6.5 minutes

Oops, it's not only women who can be pregnant. There are men and non-binary people, for example, who can have a uterus and be pregnant. An apology.

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

★ Abortion Access Doesn't Only Affect Women (post from CNET) AandP.info/80m

★ Can Men Get Pregnant? (post from Healthline) AandP.info/wn4

★ PFLAG National Glossary of Terms (reference from the national organization) AandP.info/kyt

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

47 seconds

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

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Mind's Eye: Phantasia

8.5 minutes

Mental imagery—the mind's eye—is not experienced by everyone in the same way. For some, it's vivid and detailed and for others, it may not be there as a picture at all. It's a spectrum of abilities among humans, apparently. Phantasia is another name for this ability.

★ Mind's Eye (dictionary definition) AandP.info/er5

★ 'The Mind's Eye': Phrase Meaning & History (post from No Sweat Shakespeare) AandP.info/2xq

★ What Does it Mean to 'See With the Mind's Eye?' (article from The Atlantic) AandP.info/swj

★ Statistics of Mental Imagery (Galton's classic paper from the journal Mind) AandP.info/c23

★ Can't See Pictures in Your Mind? You're Not Alone. (article from The New York Times) AandP.info/7fc

★ Picture This? Some Just Can’t (article from The New York Times) AandP.info/z0y

★ How memory is disrupted in those with disease linked to learning disabilities (article from ScienceDaily) AandP.info/sgr

★ Memories with a blind mind: Remembering the past and imagining the future with aphantasia (journal article from Cognition) AandP.info/s7u

 

Sponsored by HAPS

145 seconds

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Please fill out the HAPS Lab Survey! (use either link)

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Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Mental Imagery in Slides

13.5 minutes

How does the concept of phantasia—the mind's eye or mential imagery—apply to how we design slides for teaching? Yes, it's yet another segment from the bottomless pit of Kevin's pet theories of how slides should be used in teaching.

★ Instructional design/Reducing cognitive load in multimedia instruction/Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (article posted in Wikiversity) AandP.info/s5b

Teaching With Slides

Slides Serve the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 66

More Slide Tricks | Effective Teaching Presentations | TAPP 95

Even More Slide Tricks | Ultimate Teaching Presentations | TAPP 96

Teaching Slides: Smooth and Simple Animations Dramatize the Story of A&P | TAPP 89

 

Digital Micro-Credentials

99 seconds

Earn a micro-credential—a shareable badge and printable certificate—every time you listen to an episode of this podcast. It helps you keep track of your self-directed professional development activities and shows others what you've been learning. ⚠ NOTE: Links to the credential form for each episode is in the P Group Credentials list, not in the regular episode list as stated in this segment. 

Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87

Education | Professional Development

TAPP Education | Credentials | P Group

Episode List

 

Single Field of View

7 minutes

Why is getting an image and its related text all on the same slide? Dual-channel memory. That's the short answer. The longer answer...well, that you can get when you listen to this segment!

★ Breaking It Down: Knowledge Transfer in a Multimedia Learning Environment (journal article from International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) AandP.info/lrz

Give Your Course a Half Flip With a Full Twist | Episode 6 (has reference to slides)

Teaching Slides: Smooth and Simple Animations Dramatize the Story of A&P | TAPP 89

More Slide Tricks | Effective Teaching Presentations | TAPP 95

★ Section I: Introduction to Multimedia Learning (three book chapters from Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer) AandP.info/m5c

 


 

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

 

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.

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 00:56 | Why Address These Concepts
  • 14:53 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 16:15 | Strategies
  • 21:44 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 22:44 | Concepts & Misconceptions
  • 32:15 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 34:44| More Concepts & Misconceptions
  • 43:31 | Staying Connected

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Like most aspects of biology, early human development involves many complex processes. Despite the rhetoric around these issues, clear lines — between having a heart and not having a heart or being able to survive outside of the uterus — are scarce, or nonexistent. (Laura Sanders)

 

Why Address These Concepts?

14 minutes

As A&P faculty, should we dip our toes into the abortion care controversy? Should we look at the accuracy and completeness of our own current understanding of pregnancy, birth, and abortion care? This segments suggests a role for us.

Sins Against Science; A Chat with Judi Nath | TAPP 110 (a chat with the author)

★ Sins Against Science (The A&P Professor Book Club) theAPprofessor.org/bookclub.html#badge-B043 

★ HAPS Book Club (how to join) theAPprofessor.org/haps (click the Contact button at the top)

★ Standardize Abortion Education Across U.S. Medical Schools (opinion of healthcare profession students wanting abortion education from MedPage Today) AandP.info/r2e

★ The US Supreme Court abortion verdict is a tragedy: this is how research organizations can help (from Nature editorial) AandP.info/2s3

★ Why hundreds of scientists are weighing in on a high-stakes US abortion case (news from Nature) AandP.info/d5t

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

Sponsored by AAA

80 seconds

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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

★ Anatomical knowledge retention in third-year medical students prior to obstetrics and gynecology and surgery rotations (journal article from Anatomical Sciences Education by Jurjus, et al.) AandP.info/i5x

AAA logo

Strategies

5.5 minutes

Okay, we need to review and revise our own understanding of biological concepts surrounding pregnancy, birth, and abortion. Good. Here's a reminder—and a nudge—for how to get started on that now.

Sins Against Science; A Chat with Judi Nath | TAPP 110 (a chat with the author)

★ Sins Against Science (The A&P Professor Book Club) theAPprofessor.org/bookclub.html#badge-B043 

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

57 seconds

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

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Concepts & Misconceptions

9.5 minutes

Using an article by Laura Sanders in Science News, we begin review five misunderstandings in biology that can muddy the waters in any conversation about pregnancy and abortion care.

★ 5 misunderstandings of pregnancy biology that cloud the abortion debate (feature article from Science News by Laura Sanders) AandP.info/y4x

★ Development of the human heart (from American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics) AandP.info/p91

★ Fetal pain: A systematic multidisciplinary review of the evidence.(from Journal of the American Medical Association) AandP.info/4bn

★ Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consult Series #59: The use of analgesia and anesthesia for maternal-fetal procedures (from American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology) AandP.info/wpg

★ The burden of abortion restrictions and conservative diagnostic guidelines on patient-centered care for early pregnancy loss. (from Obstetrics & Gynecology) AandP.info/ssu

Kevins Textbooks (this segment includes a quoted passage shared by several of our textbooks)

 

Sponsored by HAPS

145 seconds

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Please fill out the HAPS Lab Survey!

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Anatomy & Physiology Society

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HAPS logo

More Concepts & Misconceptions

9 minutes

Riddle me this: when is a heart beat not really a heart beat? The discussion of muddy biology continues.

★ 5 misunderstandings of pregnancy biology that cloud the abortion debate (feature article from Science News by Laura Sanders) AandP.info/y4x

★ Development of the human heart (from American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics) AandP.info/p91

★ Fetal pain: A systematic multidisciplinary review of the evidence.(from Journal of the American Medical Association) AandP.info/4bn

★ Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consult Series #59: The use of analgesia and anesthesia for maternal-fetal procedures (from American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology) AandP.info/wpg

★ The burden of abortion restrictions and conservative diagnostic guidelines on patient-centered care for early pregnancy loss. (from Obstetrics & Gynecology) AandP.info/ssu

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

 

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 Decline

10:57 | Sponsored by HAPI

11:47 | Enrolling as a Student in a Course

21:33 | Sponsored by HAPS

22:24 | Lessons from Being a Student

36:03 | Staying Connected


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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. (John Dewey)

 

Olfactory Adaptation

6.5 minutes

We know that olfactory adaptation reduces perception of an persistent odor so that we can monitor our environment for new odors. But how does it work? This segments reveals some of those mysteries.

★ Olfactory Neurons Adapt to the Surrounding Environment (brief article explaining the new research) AandP.info/nxt

★ Transcriptional adaptation of olfactory sensory neurons to GPCR identity and activity (research article in Nature Communications) AandP.info/unm

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

 

Sponsored by AAA

40 seconds

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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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CSF and Cognitive Decline

4 minutes

Factors in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) help regulate oligodendrocyte development and myelin sheath health in the hippocampus.  Myelinization in the hippocampus affects memory. As we age our CSF factors decline and put us at risk of memory loss. New research shows that restoring those factors can reverse memory decline. Listen and find out more!

★ Young cerebrospinal fluid improves memory in old mice (brief news post in Nature) AandP.info/be3

★ Young CSF restores oligodendrogenesis and memory in aged mice via Fgf17 (research article in Nature) AandP.info/m0a

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

47 seconds

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

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Enrolling as a Student in a Course

10 minutes

Enrolling as a student in a college course can have benefits for faculty. Being mindful of the student experience—intentionally avoiding a focus on using our "teacher lens" —can help immerse us in being a student for a change. Besides helping us avoid burnout, there are other benefits.

Burnout! A Chat with Rebecca Pope-Ruark | TAPP 91

 

Sponsored by HAPS

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The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

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Lessons from Being a Student

13.5 minutes

What can we use from a student experience in a course to help us improve our teaching and our course? A lot, it turns out.

Supporting Returning Learners | Episode 9

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Why Anatomy & Physiology Students Need Sectional Anatomy | TAPP 116

 

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 Multitudes

0:33:13 | Sponsored by HAPS

0:34:19 | Sectional Anatomy

0:53:45 | Finding Media

0:55:19 | More Sectional Anatomy

1:07:12 | Staying Connected

 


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Expiration Dates

4 minutes

Terry Thompson shares her alternate terminology for assignment and test deadlines: expiration dates. She explains the thinking behind her choice and how that may help clarify the situation for students.

Should We Extend Deadlines? | Models & Color Codes | TAPP 112 (the espisode that started this discussion)

Skin's Microbiome & Other Stories | TAPP 114 (the deadline  discussion continues)

Are You a Warm Demander? | TAPP 115 (even more about deadlines)

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Slide Tricks (Again)

19 minutes

The spring-summer academic conferences are underway and Kevin is reminded of how we can make our teaching and presentation slides a lot more effective. And he shares a method for virtual conference participants to put slides into their digital notebook or other document.

★ Previous episodes covering slide techniques and tips

★ ★ Slides Serve the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 66

★ ★ Teaching Slides: Smooth and Simple Animations Dramatize the Story of A&P | TAPP 89

★ ★ More Slide Tricks | Effective Teaching Presentations | TAPP 95

★ ★ Even More Slide Tricks | Ultimate Teaching Presentations | TAPP 96

★ Some useful books

★ ★ Designing Science Presentations (book by Matt Carter with a lot of useful tips for slide design & content) geni.us/k2pLt8

★ ★ Presentation Zen (book by Garr Reynolds emphasizes simplicity of slide design) geni.us/ZL0QT

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★ ★ OneNote digital notebook: onenote.com

★ ★ Evernote digital notebook: evernote.com

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

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Book Club: I Contain Multitudes

6.5 minutes

Terry Thompson shares her review of a new recommendation for The A&P Professor Book Club from the perspective A&P faculty. It's all about the human microbiome. I need to read this book!

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

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★ Author: Ed Yong

★ Earn a digital credential for reading this book!

Book Club for Anatomy & Physiology Professors

 

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Sectional Anatomy

19 minutes

Interleaving sectional anatomy reviews, applications, and activities throughout the A&P course helps nudge students to a higher level of cognition. At least Kevin thinks so. Here are some thoughts on helping students build their conceptual framework of human anatomy and make the kinds of connections we want them to make. Who knows, one of them may be reading our brain scan some day!

★ Many People Have a Vivid ‘Mind’s Eye,’ While Others Have None at All (New York Times article discusses that scientists are finding new ways to probe two not-so-rare conditions to better understand the links between vision, perception and memory) AandP.info/7fc

 

Finding Media

1.5 minutes

Okay, you want to supplement your A&P course with sectional anatomy examples and applications. Where do we find the media to do that? Here are some ideas.

Finding Media | Images and More for Teaching Anatomy & Physiology (a curated list of hyperlinked sources)

★ ★ Suggest additional sources! Suggest a Media Source for Teaching A&P

★ American Association for Anatomy's media sources AandP.info/hzt

Stress & Community | Acronyms | Media Tips | TAPP 77

Using Media in Our A&P Course: Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28

 

More Sectional Anatomy

12 minutes

How about a few practical tips on how to implement a course-long program of interleaving sectional anatomy?

★ National Center for Case Study Teaching (NCCST) in Science (a curated case collection now housed at NSTA) AandP.info/jsz

★ Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC has many case studies) AandP.info/lifescitrc-org-cd951e

★ HHMI BioInteractive (has case studies that involve sectional anatomy and other activities) AandP.info/foq

★ Using Medical Images to Teach Human Anatomy (excerpts from my 1996 presentation outlining an activity using Gel Mold People to explore sectional anatomy and medical scanning images)

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