Monday, June 17, 2019

The Wallenda Model of Homeostasis | Episode 46


00:44 | Measles & Immune Amnesia
09:16| Sponsored by HAPS
09:44 | Bone Growth Update
13:55 | Sponsored by AAA
14:27 | Featured: The Wallenda Model of Homeostasis
40:43 |  Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
41:32 | Hearing from YOU

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After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. (Philip Pullman)

 

1 | Measles and Immune Amnesia

8.5 minutes

Measles (MV) is very contagious and can be deadly, even though some cases are mild to moderate. However, it can also "erase" some or all of our immune memory!

  • Measles and Immune Amnesia (article from American Society for Microbiology) my-ap.us/2F0Chew
  • Watch: The tricks that make measles so infectious (video you can use in your class) my-ap.us/2EWugar

 measles

 

2 | Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes

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. AND mention your appreciation to the HAPS leadership while you are at the conference—or anytime that you communicate with them.

Anatomy & Physiology Society 

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 HAPS logo

 

3 | Bone Growth Update

4 minutes

How we understand growth of a long bone at the epiphyseal plate may be changing a bit. Check out the audio and the links below to find out more.

  • New mechanism of bone growth discovered (summary article) my-ap.us/2EYEdEc
  • A radical switch in clonality reveals a stem cell niche in the epiphyseal growth plate. (journal article in Nature) my-ap.us/2F2cwKy

 bone growth

 

4 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute

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 American Association of Anatomists

 

5 | The Wallenda Model of Homeostasis

26 minutes

Multiple models of homeostasis may be needed for students to fully understand the important core concept of homeostasis. Here, Kevin describes an analogy he uses—a person on a highwire. Listen to why he calls this model The Wallenda Model and find out how he uses it to better understand homeostasis.

    • The Wallendas are a family of highwire artists famous for very high/long "sky walks" and human pyramids on the wire
      • Karl Wallenda, the most famous of the clan, died from a fall off the wire during a sky walk
      • The famous 7-person pyramid was also marred by a tragic fall
    • Elements of The Wallenda Model
      • Variable: position of body
      • Set point: directly over the wire
      • Sensors: nerve receptors (eyes, inner ears, muscle stretch receptors, etc.)
      • Integrator: brain
      • Effectors: skeletal muscles
    • Where to send students:

 

 

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 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Episode 46 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview


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Topics

1.5 minute

  • Measles and loss of immune memory
  • Update in how long bones grow
  • The Wallenda Model of homeostasis continues Kevin's list of three main analogies for teaching homeostasis

Word Dissections

6 minutes

  • Chondrocyte
    • Chondroprogenitor cell
  • Epiphysis
    • Epiphyseal plate
  • Amnesia

Book Club

5 minutes

  • Special opportunity
    • Contribute YOUR book recommendation for A&P teachers!
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    • Any contribution used will receive a $25 gift certificate
    • The best contribution is one that you have recorded in your own voice (or in a voicemail at 1-833-LION-DEN)
  • Check out The A&P Professor Book Club

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Fishbowl Model of Homeostasis | Episode 45


01:03 | Poll Results: Addressing Professors
11:23 | Sponsored by HAPS
11:43 | Running Concept List Video
14:20 | Sponsored by AAA
14:41 | TAPP Secret Identity Revealed
28:50 |  Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
29:17 | Featured: Fishbowl Model of Homeostasis
41:33 | Hearing from YOU

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A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality? (Stephen Hawking)

 

1 | Poll Results: Addressing Professors

10.5 minutes

 

How Our Students Address Us | Semi-Identical Twins | Papers & Feedback | Episode 44 discussed how we prefer our students to address us. Do we prefer first names? Last names? Professor? Doctor?

Here are the results of our brief Twitter poll (twitter.com/theAPprofessor/status/1129902305262874625)

 poll results

2 | Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes

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. AND mention your appreciation to the HAPS leadership while you are at the conference—or anytime that you communicate with them.

Anatomy & Physiology Society 

theAPprofessor.org/haps

 HAPS logo

 

3 | Running Concept List Video

2.5 minutes

Kevin's recent workshop on using running concept lists to teach and learn anatomy and physiology is now available as a bonus to regular listeners in an abbreviated video. The video is available only on the TAPP APP, the app in which you can listen to episodes of this podcast—and get bonus content, such as this video!

 running concept lists

 

4 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute

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 American Association of Anatomists

 

5 | Identity Revealed: The (REAL) A&P Professor

14 minutes

The title of this podcast—The A&P Professor—can be a bit confusing. Is it like "The Ohio State?" Is Kevin "the" A&P professor? Are you "the" A&P professor? Anonymous hackers, maybe? Find out in this segment!

  • Looking for hip logo stuff? Check out theAPprofessor.org/hipstuff
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  • The A&P Professor is registered trademark of Lion Den Inc. (that's Kevin Patton's writing/speaking/consulting business)
    • Which makes this legally THE The A&P Professor
  • The A&P Student (blog for A&P students) theAPstudent.org

 hip mug

 

6 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 minute

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 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

7 | Fishbowl Model of Homeostasis

12.5 minute

Multiple models of homeostasis may be needed for students to fully understand the important core concept of homeostasis. Kevin uses the typical thermostat model (feedback loop or engineered control system) along with several other models. Here, he describes the fishbowl model of homeostasis.

fishbowl model

  • Optional equipment for demonstration/storytelling
  • A physiologist's view of homeostasis (article in Advances in Physiological Education related to the HAPS workshop I mentioned, this paper proposes a particular way to represent homeostasis in a diagram) my-ap.us/2HSJL5b
  • BONUS: The TAPP APP has a sample handout you can use with your students (app only)

table showing fishbowl model of homeostasis

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Episode 45 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview


Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on the Fishbowl Model of homeostasis and other topics. There's more... some word dissections, a lot of them, and a recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club.

fish bowl

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Topics

1 minute

  • Addressing the Professor |  Looking at the Ep. 44 Twitter poll
  • Concept list workshop | HAPS 2019
  • The A&P Professor: who is that, really?
  • Featured: the Fishbowl Model of homeostasis

Word Dissections

10 minutes

  • Homeostasis
  • Thermostat
  • Sodium (Na)
    • Natrium
  • Potassium (K)
    • Kalium

Book Club

3.5 minutes

Salt: A World History

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Monday, May 20, 2019

How Our Students Address Us | Episode 44


00:43 | Right and Left, Oh My!
04:22 | Sponsored by HAPS
06:11 | Semi-Identical Twins
12:33 | Sponsored by AAA
12:52 | Sorting Student Papers
17:50 | Stickers? Really?
24:24 |  Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
24:59 | Featured: How Students Address Us
42:43 | Hearing from YOU

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For once, maybe someone will call me "Sir," without adding "...you're making a scene."
(Homer Simpson)

 

1 | Right and Left, Oh My!

3.5 minutes

In Episode 43 (the previous full episode), I mistakenly swapped my "left" and "right" when describing situs inversus in a body donor from the 1800s. Oops. I corrected it later in the audio file, but the corrected audio may not play in all platforms.

This mistake does bring up how easy it is to get even the simple stuff wrong without realizing that's what's coming out of our mouth! Yikes.

 look right, look left

2 | Sponsored by HAPS

2 minutes

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. AND mention your appreciation to the HAPS leadership while you are at the conference—or anytime that you communicate with them.

Anatomy & Physiology Society 

theAPprofessor.org/haps

Kevin’s Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | 2019 Edition | Episode 42

Check out Kevin's workshop on Running Concept Lists!

 HAPS logo

 

3 | Semi-Identical Twins

6.5 minutes

Semi-identical twinning, where two sperm and one egg unite to form two offspring, both sharing 100% identical maternal genome but not sharing an identical paternal genome. Also called sesquizygotic twinning (a term not used in the podcast), there's more to it than Kevin could discuss here, so check out the resources:

  • Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time' (plain English summary) my-ap.us/2WLupnS
  • Molecular Support for Heterogonesis Resulting in Sesquizygotic Twinning (full article from New England Journal of Medicine; includes diagrams and video) my-ap.us/2WPsBdt
  • Sesquizygous Twinning (NEJM animated video summary) my-ap.us/2WMVoPX

 boy-girl twins

4 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute

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 American Association of Anatomists

5 | Sorting Student Papers

5 minutes

A simple, inexpensive accordion file folder can make recording of grades (exams, reports, assignments) easier, quicker, and more accurate.

NOTE: If you have the free TAPP APP installed on your iOS (Apple) device, Android device, or Kindle Fire, then you can access the BONUS video that demonstrates this technique.

 accordion file

6| Stickers? Really?

6.5 minutes

stickersYeah, kindergarten teachers put stickers on student papers to motivate them. But this minimalist form of "gamification" can help motivate college and university students, too. Try it! It's cheap and easy. If it doesn't motivate your students, at least it will make your course's culture a bit more fun and positive, right?

 

7| Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 minute

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There will be a HAPI table in the Exhibit Hall at the 2019 HAPS Annual Conference. Stop by and say hi!

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 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

8 | How Our Students Address Us

17.5 minutes

A conversation with Mike Pascoe got me to thinking about different preferences we have for how we want our students to address us. Professor? Mr. or Ms.? Doctor? or just Kevin. As long as they don't call me late for dinner, eh?

There's more to this question than meats the eye (and ear)!

  • Some different takes on this:
    • Do You Make Them Call You ‘Professor’? | Why I began to rethink my views on classroom decorum (opinion article) my-ap.us/2WQFYue
    • Doctor, Professor or 'Hey, You'? (opinon article)my-ap.us/2WMBFQD
  • Weigh in now (while it's still up) on Twitter: What do you prefer that your students call you?

professor teaching

 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Episode 44 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview


Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on how students address faculty and other topics. There's more... some word dissections, a lot of them, and a recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club.

professor teaching

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Topics

1 minute

  • Anatomical right and left
  • Semi-identical twins
  • Method for sorting student papers quickly
  • Using stickers for student feedback
  • How students address professors

Word Dissections

5.5 minutes

  • Gamification
  • Zygote
  • Tripolar
  • Pronucleus
  • Locus
  • Blastocyst

Book Club

5 minutes

Stiff

 

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Anatomic Variation in Humans | Episode 43



00:40 | Preview Episodes
04:15 | Sponsored by HAPS
05:48 | Fabella Bone
15:51 | Sponsored by AAA
16:11 | Situs Inversus
32:18 |  Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
32:57 | Variety of Anatomic Variations
42:43 | Nuzzel Newsletter

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The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. (Moses Mendelssohn)

1 | Preview Episodes

4.15 minutes
If you are skipping over the Preview Episodes, which are each released a few days before a full episode, contain a lot of helpful content that you don't want to miss!
  • Upcoming topics
  • Word Dissections
  • Book Club selections
  • Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation
    • by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas
      • originally created by Ronald Bergman
    • amzn.to/2Lg597V
  • Sometimes, feedback and other interesting stuff!
  • Preview for this episode: Episode 43 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview

 

2 | Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute
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. AND mention your appreciation to the HAPS leadership while you are at the conference—or anytime that you communicate with them.

 HAPS logo


3 | Fabella Bone

10 minutes
The fabella is a small, beanlike bone that may (or not) occur behind the knee joint. Recent evidence shows that it's showing up  more frequently in the population. Why?
  • Fabella prevalence rate increases over 150 years, and rates of other sesamoid bones remain constant: a systematic review (recent research article) my-ap.us/2WkRSMs
  • Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella (plain English report from the BBC) my-ap.us/2Wmd6cN
  • Fabella x-radiograph (to use in your course) my-ap.us/2Wm6Di3
 fabella
 Fabella image: Jmarchn (my-ap.us/2Wm6Di3)

 

4 | 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. Their big meeting is in April at the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting in Orlando FL. Check it out!
 American Association of Anatomists

5 | Situs Inversus

16 minutes
Situs inversus is a mirrorlike flipping of visceral organs that occurs in embryonic development. Also called situs transversus or situs oppositus. Normal siting of organs is called situs solitus.
  • Situs inversus and my 'through the looking glass' body (recent article by someone living with situs inversus) my-ap.us/2WatPzP
  • Body donor's rare anatomy offers valuable lessons (press release on recent 99-year old donor with situs inversus with levocardia) my-ap.us/2Wf5MzO
  • Heart Transplantation in Situs Inversus Maintaining Dextrocardia (interesting study of transplanting 'normal' hearts into patients with dextrocardia) my-ap.us/2WmbTlL
ERROR: In my discussion of the cast of situs inversus in the young man from the 1800s, I mixed up my left and right. Yikes. The appendix is on the right in situs solitus, but on the left in situs inversus. This was corrected in the audio file on 10 May 2019, but the correction may not be heard in all available platforms. 

6| Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

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There will be a HAPI table in the Exhibit Hall at the 2019 HAPS Annual Conference. Stop by and say hi!
nycc.edu/hapi
 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

7 | Variety of Anatomic Variations

5 minutes
Perhaps variation is normal. And maybe "normal" is a mythical, but useful, construct we use in understanding human anatomy.
  • Brief list of some human anatomical variations my-ap.us/2WrAC8q
  • How do we handle anatomic variations (vs. "normal") in our A&P course?
    • I'm thinking there isn't a best way. I'm thinking it's largely up to us as artists to decide what works best.
      • Remember, in my world, teaching is both and art and a science. We are, among other things, artist of telling stories. Stories about the human body.
      • So I think we need to really think about, play with, experiment with, different ways of telling our story of human anatomy so that at some point it's clear that we don't all look like the idealized sketches in our books and models on the lab bench. Or even all the elderly cadavers in our dissection lab.
      • Perhaps we can begin by being clear and intentional about pointing out differences arising from development and aging, from the effects of sex hormones, from environmental influences, from the range of possible human activities (or lack of activity), then bring in all those variations in genetic code and variations in how embryological events  unfold, or maybe I should say fold.
    • I think in the end, the best story of human anatomy is a story of the awesome and beautiful balance of both unity and variety in the human form.
 Episode 43

8 | Nuzzel

1.5 minutes
A daily collection of headlines of interest to A&P professors, curated by Kevin Patton


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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Episode 43 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview


Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on anatomic variations in the human body.

anatomic variation

There's more... some word dissections, a lot of them, and a recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club.

 

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Topics

0.5 minute

Episode 43 is all about anatomic variations, including situs inversus and the human fabella.

Word Dissections

13 minutes

  • Anatomic vs. anatomical
  • Physiologic vs. physiological
  • Situs inversus
    • Situs solitus
  • Levocardia and dextrocardia
  • Fabella (pl. fabellae)

anatomical vs. anatomic

physiological vs. physiologic

Book Club

4 minutes

  • Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation
    • by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas
      • originally created by Ronald Bergman
    • amzn.to/2Lg597V
  • Check out The A&P Professor Book Club

Bergman's Anatomic Variation

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Kevin's Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | 2019 Edition | Episode 42


00:40 | Welcome
01:20 | Introduction to Kevin's Guide
06:27 | Sponsored by HAPS
07:19 | Way Before the Conference
11:23 | Just Before the Conference
26:42 | Sponsored by AAA
27:12 | Structure of the Conference
30:25 | Musical Interlude: Greg Crowther
33:29 | Update Days
48:22 |  Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
49:31 | Professional Development Approach
54:36 | Workshop Days (with Jerry Anzalone)
1:03:46| Mindi Calls In
1:06:08 | Other Stuff at the Meeting
1:11:31 | After the Conference

 

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If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again. (Groucho Marx)

 

1 | Welcome

1 minute

Yes, we've done this before—it was last year around this time. But this is an all-new, improved, and updated version for 2019. And this time, we have a couple of guests. And music. And more music. Dance, if you like (serving suggestion).

 Kevin's Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference

 

2 | Introduction to Kevin's Guide

4.5 minutes

Okay, you don't really need a guide to the HAPS Annual Conference. These are just some extra tips for getting the most out of it.

  • Kevin's creds for creating this Guide:
    • Preparing for his 30th consecutive HAPS Annual Conference
    • President Emeritus, active committee member
    • Former Annual Conference Coordinator (1995) and Update Coordinator (2005)
  • There is an official guide, by the way. Go to theAPprofessor.org/haps and click on the Events tab.
  • Upcoming HAPS Annual Conferences:
    • 2019
      • Portland OR, May 22-26
      • University of Portland
    • 2020
      • Ottawa, Ontario May 23-27
      • University of Ottawa
    • 2021
      • Albuquerque NM, May 26-30
      • Central New Mexico Community College

 

3 | Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

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. AND mention your appreciation to the HAPS leadership while you are at the conference—or anytime that you communicate with them.

Anatomy & Physiology Society 

theAPprofessor.org/haps

 HAPS logo

 

4 | Way Before the Conference

4 minutes

Register for the conference (and the conference hotel) as early as possible to get the best rates.

Skelly is the cartoon skeleton mascot for the HAP Annual Conferences.

 HAPS 2019 logo

 

5 | Just Before the Conference

15.5 minutes

A few tips:

  • Get the app and register (search "HAPS 2019" in your device's app store)
  • Go to the HAPS website and get familiar with everything theAPprofessor.org/haps
    • Read up on the Update Speakers
    • Scan the workshops and start narrowing down choices
    • Get to know the staff and leadership (mentioned in Segment 4)
  • Get and bring business cards
  • Dress code
    • Casual (very casual, business casual, business attire, whatever)
    • Or get playful (like Jon Jackson) and wear something amazing (and anatomically correct)
  • Bring your historic HAPSwear (pins, hats, tee shirts, etc.)
    • HAPS conference pins available online or at the registration desk
    • The A&P Professor pins (available from Kevin at the conference)
  • Bring a small, packable item to donate to the HAPS fundraising auction
  • Save room to bring stuff back
    • Like the items you win at the HAPS fundraising auction
    • Samples, handouts, catalogs, souvenirs, etc.

 

6 | Sponsored by AAA

1 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. Their big meeting is in April at the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting in Orlando FL. Check it out!

 American Association of Anatomists

7 | Structure of the Conference

3 minutes

The basic plan

  • There are two "Update" days in the hotel.
    • Preceded by an Opening Reception
    • Update seminars
    • Exhibit hall is open
    • Fundraising auction
  • Then, two "Workshop" days at the host institution.
    • Includes committee meetings

 

8 | Musical Interlude: Greg Crowther

3 minutes

Greg Crowther, A&P professor and musician/composer shares a song he uses to welcome students to the A&P course. It's used here as a sort of welcome to the HAPS Annual conference.

 

 

9 | Update Days

15 minutes

  • Update seminars
  • Networking
    • Commit to meeting new people
      • Use the participant list from the HAPS conference app
      • Business cards
    • Opening reception
      • Tom Lehman's tee-shirt swap (bring a shirt from your institution, take a different one home)
      • TAPP pins (get one from Kevin)
    • First-timers Breakfast & Second-timers breakfast
  • Exhibit hall
  • Poster presentations
  • Fundraising auction
  • General membership meeting

 TAPP pin

10 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in instructional practice, this program helps you power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

There will be a HAPI table in the Exhibit Hall at the 2019 HAPS Annual Conference. Stop by and say hi!

nycc.edu/hapi

 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

11 | Professional Development Approach

5 minutes

 Kevin's Law

 

12 | Workshop Days

9 minutes

  • Listen to what others are saying about hot topics, great presenters, cool demos, and other info before making your final choices.
  • Have a backup choice (or two) in case of cancellations or full workshops.
  • Kevin's workshop at the 2019 HAPS Annual Conference
    • Running Concept Lists: A Simple Strategy to Identify, Connect, and Apply Core Concepts of Anatomy & Physiology
    • Sunday May 26, Workshop B505, Room: Shiley (Hall) 319

 

13 | Mindi Calls In

2 minutes

Mindi Fried (Southern Vermont College) gives her perspective as a former first-timer looking forward to her second-timer experience at HAPS 2019.

 

 

14 | Other Stuff at the Meeting

5.5 minutes

  • Often, there are HAPS Institute (HAPS-I) courses available at the HAPS Annual Conference
  • Committee meetings
  • Field trips are often available (get on the mailing list, as slots do sometimes open)
  • Attendance prizes at the end of the second update day

 

15 | Another Musical Interlude

5 minutes

NOTE: this segment is only available in the YouTube version of this episode, available at youtu.be/G96bB_-5sQQ

Greg Crowther, A&P professor and musician/composer shares another song: Myofibrils.

  • This parody (written by Greg Crowther) is sung to the tune of "My Sharona" (written by Doug Fieger and Burton Averre and performed by The Knack).
    • This song outlines the molecular mechanisms by which muscle cells contract. The major players include calcium, troponin, tropomyosin, actin, and myosin.
    • Lyrics, lesson plan, study questions, mp3 audio file, and music video are available at https://my-ap.us/2VXNfrqyoutu.be/GC_CUfLP6Pc
  • Access Greg's music (lyrics to use with familiar melodies, original songs, audio files, sheet music, including some lesson plans & worksheets) to use in your A&P course.
  • Finding Media | Images and More for Teaching Anatomy & Physiology (list of media resources for teaching A&P; includes Greg's sources)

 

16 | After the Conference

3 minutes

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