Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Anatomy of Trust: Promoting Integrity in A&P Education | Winter Shorts | TAPP 146


Episode 146 of The A&P Professor podcast is one of our winter shorts, where I replay interesting segments from previous episodes. In this one, we discuss the importance of academic integrity in the Anatomy & Physiology course. We emphasize the need to incorporate discussions about integrity in the syllabus and course materials and share real-life examples of violations in the healthcare field. We highlight how dishonesty can have serious consequences and discuss strategies for prevention, such as using multiple test versions and unique topics for papers/projects. Providing examples of acceptable practices and discouraging unethical behavior foster a culture of integrity. We invite listeners to contribute their own strategies for promoting academic integrity.

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | Academic Integrity in Anatomy & Physiology

29:39 | Modeling Professional Integrity

38:34 | Staying Connected

 


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Guess what? this is one of our winter shorts! Yep, that's right, it's a shorter-than-usual episode in which I present one or two, or maybe three or four, classic, evergreen segments from previous episodes that are remastered, reconstituted, and recycled for your listening and learning pleasure. But mainly it's to give me a break for self-care over the holiday season. We'll be back to our regular programming in late January.

 

Academic Integrity in Anatomy & Physiology

28.5 minutes

One way to approach “the cheating issue” in our courses is to promote a culture of academic honesty from the start. But how do we do that? Kevin shares some practical tips you can use for a comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining a culture of professional and academic integrity in your A&P courses (or any courses, really). This segment was first heard in Episode 25.

★ Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25 (the original broadcast of this segment)

★ What the Best College Teachers Do (the Ken Bain book mentioned in this episode) geni.us/8AoG9QY

Syllabus Episodes (includes the syllabus episode mentioned several times in this podcast)

★ Academic Integrity (A special topic page at The A&P Professor website; includes additional information and links to resources)

★ Why be honest? (about academic integrity; for students) AandP.info/bed

★ Kevin’s Academic Integrity statement (This is a statement I have used in my course syllabi. You are welcome to adapt it according to your own course and institution’s needs. It’s an example to get you thinking about actively promoting honesty.) my-ap.us/2NiIQer

★ Kevin’ Academic Integrity Case Study handout/activity (This document is an example of an in-class activity that I use to promote discussion of academic integrity. It’s a handout used for small group discussions. You can adapt it to fit your needs, per the attribution/share-alike license enclosed in the document.) my-ap.us/2MRQv6t

★ Frank O’Neill @growgraymatter (Turn on your “Frank O’Neill filter.”) twitter.com/growgraymatter

★ Using copyrightable materials in teaching (Some good practical advice from the University of Minnesota Libraries. But ask your own librarians for help. And don’t forget, I’ve got an upcoming episode with an expert!) my-ap.us/2Ls92Si

Testing as Teaching (this seminar at The A&P Professor website shows you how I use Respondus test editor, one of many available test editors that can also easily produce multiple versions of a test)

★ Caring for Students Helps Them Succeed | Episode 19 (the episode where I focused on “that empathy thing”)

★ Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It (a book you might find to be helpful) geni.us/6D9LMC

★ Using Media in Our A&P Course | Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28 (this is that "later" episode mentioned in this segment)

★ The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81

★ Is AI the Beginning or End of Learning? | TAPP 131 addresses issues regarding academic integrity

★ Even MORE Test Answers | Normal Body Temperature? | TAPP 101 includes some discussion of academic integrity

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Note that this segment was produced years before ChatGPT and similar chatbots existed. But the principles remain the same.

★ Is AI the Beginning or End of Learning? | TAPP 131 (an episode produced just as ChatGPT was rolling out and being discovered by students)

★ Can I use AI for my assignment? (example snippet from an integrity handout I used in a graduate program for training anatomy & physiology faculty that specifically address the use of AI tools) AandP.info/tbh

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Anatomy of Trust: Promoting Integrity in A&P Education | Winter Shorts | TAPP 146 

Modeling Professional Integrity

9.5 minutes

Greg Crowther, whose song was featured in episode 25, calls in with an important point about modeling professional integrity for students: we should always cite the work of others. Yikes, look at the trouble that MIT and other elite universities are having right now! Whether we are using material legally is a separate issue. If we tell students they are plagiarizing if they don’t cite others’ works, then we are hypocrites if we don’t model that behavior ourselves. This segment was first heard in Episode 26.

Kevin mentions some other benefits of consistently citing the work we use in our courses.

★ Modeling Professional Integrity | Episode 26 (the original broadcast of this episode)

★ The HAPI graduate program in which Kevin teaches AandP.info/rx4

★  Using Media in Our A&P Course; Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28 (a media expert explains best practices)

★ Billionaire launches plagiarism detection effort against MIT president and all its faculty (article in Science about current issues) AandP.info/0iz

★ Plagiarism problems: What constitutes plagiarism? And do colleges take it seriously? (from the Teaching column in The Chronicle of Higher Education) AandP.info/02p

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

A Tongue Twister's Guide to Mastering Anatomy Pronunciation | Winter Shorts | TAPP 145


Episode 145 of The A&P Professor podcast is one of our winter shorts, where I replay interesting segments from previous episodes. In this one, you'll hear about the trials and tribulations of teaching and learning pronunciations of anatomy and physiology terminology. Including why the instructor is ALWAYS correct!

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | Variations in Anatomy & Physiology Pronunciations

10:24 | Say Anatomy & Physiology Terms Out Loud

20:30  | Staying Connected


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Variations in Anatomy & Physiology Pronunciations

9.5 minutes

Pronunciations in any language differ for a variety of reasons. This happens in A&P terminology, too. This segment was first heard in Episode 16.

★ How Do YOU Pronounce It? | Episode 16 (the original broadcast of this episode)

★ How do you pronounce it? (Kevin’s blog post on this topic) AandP.info/g1a★ Dorland’s Medical Dictionary (a respected standard) geni.us/HO3H

★ 4 ways to correctly pronounce anatomy terms (brief article with video from Kenhub) AandP.info/jj7

★ Brief Atlas of the Human Body and Quick Guide to the Language of Science and Medicine for Anatomy & Physiology (packaged with the Patton Anatomy & Physiology text, but available separately, includes pronunciation guidance) geni.us/qN4E

★ Kenneth S. Saladin (I mention Ken’s workshops on pronunciation) geni.us/ZJBk

Flashcards: Hidden Powers | Episode 58 and More Flashcards: Hidden Powers Unleashed | Episode 59 (using flashcards to learn pronunciation)

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Say Anatomy & Physiology Terms Out Loud

10 minutes

It sounds wacky, for sure, but students reading complex terms out loud before reading the textbook can helps speed up reading and improve comprehension. This segment was first heard in Episode 20.

★ Reading A&P Terms Out Loud Helps Reading Comprehension | Episode 20 (the original broadcast of this segment)

★ Reading Information Aloud to Yourself Improves Memory (article from Neuroscience News) AandP.info/hln

★ This time it’s personal: the memory benefit of hearing oneself (journal article in Memory) AandP.info/gg9

★ Reading Terms in A&P (post in The A&P Professor blog; has additional links to resources)AandP.info/qr8

★ Reading Scientific Terms (post in The A&P Student blog; you can provide this link to students) AandP.info/q5v

★ Word Lists Help Students Build Their Mental Lexicon (post in the Patton Anatomy & Physiology blog) AandP.info/1rq

★ Say It Out Loud 18 Times (post in o-log-y blog)AandP.info/eaq

 

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Dissecting the Kenhub Atlas: Insights from Editor Mike Pascoe | TAPP 144


Mike Pascoe joins host Kevin Patton in Episode 144 to chat about Mike's experience in editing the new Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy. We go behind the scenes to see how this new kind of anatomy atlas was developed. Let's see how those decisions get made and how the learning perspective gets incorporated into anatomy manuals. And we explore diverse representation in anatomy images and why we won't find any eponyms in this atlas. We also have a brief remembrance of our friend David Allard.

00:00 | Introduction

00:45 | Remembering David Allard

04:25 | Introducing Mike Pascoe

06:12 | A New Take on the Human Atlas

19:00 | Debriefing and Predictions Ahead

19:55 | Creating Books

34:25 | Your New Thing

35:44 | More Features of the New Atlas

47:27 | Staying Connected

 


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The light of the heart is hidden in a drop of blood. (Rumi)

 

Remembering David Allard

3.5 minutes

In this segment, Kevin reflects on the recent passing of a friend and colleague, David Allard of Texas A&M University-Texarkana, who was an exceptional educator and human being. Kevin finds inspiration from David's generosity and commitment to his students and peers.

Muscle: A Gripping Story by Roy Meals | TAPP 142 (mentioned in this segment)

The One Teaching Strategy That Will Fix Your Anatomy & Physiology Course | TAPP 143 (where I talk about generosity in teaching)

★ Longtime Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana biology professor David Allard dies (from Texarkana Gazette) AandP.info/qll

★ Dr David Allard Memorial Service 11-30-23 youtu.be/Gi2ZunUtMxk

★ Two new species of sand-burrowing amphipods of the genus Haustorius Mรƒ¼ller, 1775 (Amphipoda: Haustoriidae) from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico (journal article in Zootaxa by David Allard's former student Zachary Hancock, who named one of the new species after David [Haustorius allardi]) AandP.info/rzp

★ Dr. David & Ellen Allard Endowment Scholarship (in case you want to make a donation in David's memory) tamut.edu/give/index.html

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Dissecting the Kenhub Atlas: Insights from Editor Mike Pascoe | TAPP 144 

Introducing Mike Pascoe

2 minutes

In this segment, we introduce the guest for the episode, Mike Pascoe, who is an associate professor of anatomy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Mike is involved in developing and delivering anatomy curricula to various student groups and has a research interest in innovative learning approaches. He's the editor of a new learning resource, the Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy.

★ Here is a single link with everything about the new atlas in it: linktr.ee/kenhubatlas

★ Additional links:

★ ★ www.kenhub.com/en/atlas-of-human-anatomy

★ ★ www.goodreads.com/book/show/200471864

★ The A&P Professor Book Club (our own recommendation of the new atlas) theAPprofessor.org/kenhub-atlas

 

A New Take on the Human Atlas

13 minutes

Editor Mike Pascoe describes his new Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy. First, we look at the relationship of the innovative, disruptive Kenhub website and this new print manual. Mike mentions how Kenhub often ranks high in web searches and how they aim to make their atlas concise and lead readers to a larger library of materials using QR code scanning. The convenience and accessibility of QR codes, easily scanned with smartphones, and the pocket-sized form factor of the atlas, making it easy to carry around in a lab setting.

 

Debriefing and Predictions Ahead

1 minute

Coming soon will be our annual debriefing episode that features predictions for anatomy and physiology teaching in the coming year ahead. What are your predictions or concerns for the next year? What are you excited about? Why not share your thoughts?

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★ Review a Year. Preview a Year. | Debriefing & Predictions | TAPP 132

 

Creating Books

14.5 minutes

In this segment, we shift the conversations toward the process of creating a textbook or atlas and the many design considerations that happen behind the scenes. We discuss inclusion and diversity in both art representation and in anatomic terminology.

★ Weight Stigma! The Difficult Cadaver | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 93 (an episode where Krista Rompolski discusses weight bias)

★ Preview of Kenhub atlas linktr.ee/kenhubatlas

The Eponym Episode | Using Modern Terminology | Episode 40

More on Eponyms in A&P Terminology | Episode 41

★ NOMENs land: The place of eponyms in the anatomy classroom (article from Anatomical Science Education) AandP.info/36s

 

Your New Thing

1.5 minutes

Do you have book or article or project that you want to share with other anatomy and physiology faculty? Or maybe your experience trying new things in your course? Or an interesting story or experience? Here's your forum for doing that!  Contact me if you want to be part of this podcast!

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Using the New Atlas

11.5 minutes

Mike Pascoe rounds out the discussion of his Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy by listing some of its essential features and the things that make it a unique resource for the study of human anatomy. 

 

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

The One Teaching Strategy That Will Fix Your Anatomy & Physiology Course | TAPP 143


In episode 143 of The A&P Professor podcast for anatomy and physiology faculty, host Kevin Patton uncovers the super-secret, single, ultimate teaching strategy you need to keep your course tuned up and effective. He also revisits the "out there" transducer model of the brain and suggests a connection with a recent discovery supporting quantum wave activity in brain cell microtubules. Yes, quantum waves in the microtubules. Kevin also clarifies and expands on those wacky "extra" courses he described in Episodes 140 and 141.

00:00 | Introduction

00:51 | Clarifying Kevin's Wacky Supplemental Courses

15:50 | Quantum Activity in Brain Microtubules?

28:15 | Could There Be More Than One Strategy?

34:29 | The TAPP Hotline

35:11 | There Really Is Only One Strategy

48:00 | Staying Connected


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Clarifying Kevin's Wacky Supplemental Courses

15 minutes

In this segment, Kevin clarifies nuances from Episodes 140 & 141. He dives into the evolution of his "wacky grading" approach and reflects on the significance of end-of-semester debriefings—then explores the impact of badges within a courses. Kevin also uncovers the value of persistence, confidence-building, and teacher generosity.

★ A Pre-A&P Course Improves Student Success in Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 140
★ Study Courses Supercharge Anatomy & Physiology Success | TAPP 141
★ Ungrading With Standards-Based Grading | A Chat With Staci Johnson | TAPP 106
★ Course Materials in AP 1 Supplement in Ep 141  my-ap.us/AP1suppCourseMaterial
★ End-of-Term Reviews Help Keep Your Course on Track | Episode 17 (introduces the idea of debriefing at the end of the semester)
★ Still Moving Our Course to Remote| Episode 65 (about being present to students)

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The One Teaching Strategy That Will Fix Your Anatomy & Physiology Course | TAPP 143 

Quantum Activity in Brain Microtubules?

12.5 minutes

In a previous episode, Kevin introduced the "transducer model" of the brain, comparing it to a mobile phone accessing external servers. In this segment, he briefly explains the "Orch OR" theory that proposes consciousness occurs as quantum waves in the microtubules of brain neurons. Quantum properties such as superposition could explain how the brain works as a transducer. Recent investigation counters the argument that quantum waves would break down in the warm, wet microtubules.

★ Thinking New Thoughts about the Human Brain | TAPP 139
★ Consciousness in the universe: A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory (Section 5.1. Quantum computing in the brain from an article in the journal Physics of Life Reviews) AandP.info/vzy
★ Sir Roger Penrose & Dr. Stuart Hameroff: CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE PHYSICS OF THE BRAIN (YouTube video; more than you ever wanted to know about this topic) AandP.info/w76
★ Your Very Own Consciousness Can Interact With the Whole Universe, Scientists Believe (recent report from Popular Mecanics) AandP.info/eqg
★ Electronic Energy Migration in Microtubules (from the journal ACS Central Science) AandP.info/1su
★ Quantum Physics Could Finally Explain Consciousness, Scientists Say (a previous report from Popular Mechanics) AandP.info/mjm

 

Could There Be More Than One Strategy?

6 minutes

A&P instructors often wonder if their courses need a revamp. While no universal teaching strategy guarantees success, the art of teaching lies in choosing the right mix of time-tested and modern techniques. Drawing from personal experiences, Kevin highlights the journey of discovering, adapting, and refining various strategies to boost student outcomes.

★ An Effective Instructional Strategies Approach in Higher Education: A Pilot Investigation (study from International Journal of Higher Education) AandP.info/iol
★ Top 6 Teaching Strategies Adopted By Higher-ed Institutions Post-Covid AandP.info/9mp
★ Top 10 evidence-based teaching strategies AandP.info/ng0 

 

The TAPP Hotline

0.5 minutes

What's your favorite teaching strategy or combination of strategies for the anatomy and physiology course?

Share it with us on the podcast hotline!

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There Really Is Only One Strategy

13 minutes

Addressing the quest for the single, ultimate course-fix strategy, the emphasis is on flexibility in continually trying new things to improve a course. From age-old techniques to fresh, experimental approaches, being open to all strategies is really that "one" key to teaching and student success. Uniformity demanded by rigid course templates or official, designated courses can be limiting to course and instructor improvement over time—and can be harmful (such as failing to nurture uncertainty tolerance).

★ Dramatic music Copyright © 2011 Varazuvi™

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

★ The Uncertainty Effect with Michelle Lazarus | TAPP 135

 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Muscle: A Gripping Story by Roy Meals | TAPP 142


Get pumped up for Episode 142, where we have the honor of hosting Dr. Roy Meals, the musculoskeletal maestro! ๐Ÿ’ช We're gonna flex our curiosity muscles and explore every nook and cranny of his latest masterpiece, Muscle: The Gripping Story of Strength and Movement. This episode's so dynamic, you might need a protein shake afterward!

  • 0:00:00 | Introduction
  • 0:01:13 | Re-Introducing Dr. Roy Meals
  • 0:04:08 | Muscle Strain & Why We Train
  • 0:13:53 | What Sword Swallowing Teaches Us About Muscle
  • 0:24:49 | Muscle Stories: Learning Should Be Fun
  • 0:38:48 | Staying Connected

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Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will. They have built all the roads, cities and machines in the world, written all the books, spoken all the words, and, in fact done everything that man has accomplished with matter. Character might be in a sense defined as a plexus of motor habits. (G. Stanley Hall)

 

Re-Introducing Dr. Roy Meals

3 minutes

This segment reacquaints us with Dr. Roy Meals, who previously joined us for a chat about his book about bones back in Episode 82. An orthopedic surgeon and clinical educator, has been turning his talents to creating interesting books about the skeletomuscular aspects of human anatomy and physiology.

★ Roy A. Meals (biography) my-ap.us/2UyHrpy

Bones: Inside and Out—A Chat with Dr. Roy Meals | TAPP 82 (previous episode with Roy Meals)

★ The A&P Professor Book Club | Bones: Inside and Out (read a review, link to booksellers, earn a credential!)

★ Doctors Demystify (Dr. Meals's online mini-courses) AandP.info/mlj

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Muscle: A Gripping Story by Roy Meals | TAPP 142 

Muscle Strain & Why We Train

9.5 minutes

Join Kevin Patton and Dr. Roy Meals in this segment as they reunite and discuss Roy's new book about muscles. They begin by unravelling the mysteries of muscle health and strength. In this captivating conversation, you'll learn why muscles don't actually "tear" and discover the multifaceted benefits of strength training. Get ready to challenge your preconceptions!

★ Muscle: The Gripping Story of Strength and Movement (the book we're discussing in this episode) geni.us/Bv5fpQU

★ The A&P Professor Book Club | Musle: The Gripping Story of Strength and Movement (read a review, link to booksellers, earn a credential!)

★ The Silent Teacher Special | Episode 49 (where Kevin first discusses training to be a body donor)

 

What Sword Swallowing Teaches Us About Muscle

11 minutes

In this segment, Roy and Kevin delve into the unusual art of sword swallowing and how it relates to the role of smooth muscles in the body. Dr. Meals also highlights the underappreciated significance of smooth muscles and their prevalence throughout the body. The conversation touches on the cardiac muscle's incredible durability, as well as the remarkable adaptations of tails in various animals.

★ How to Survive Swallowing a Sword (brief video on what is meant by "sword swallowing") AandP.info/v0v

★ Hadji Ali (clip from a Laurel & Hardy movie showing famed spouter [regurgitation artist], an example of something Roy brings up in this segment) AandP.info/fsm

 

Muscle Stories: Learning Should Be Fun

14 minutes

Dr. Roy Meals and Kevin Patton discuss teaching strategies used in Dr. Meals' book on muscles, focusing on storytelling and making learning enjoyable. They emphasize the importance of clear and engaging communication in teaching complex concepts. Dr. Meals shares how teaching helps him clarify his own understanding, and Patton expresses gratitude for the practical teaching resources provided in Roy's muscle book.

★ Link to Roy's blog, Muscle and Bone aboutbone.com/ or muscleandbone.info

 

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Study Courses Supercharge Anatomy & Physiology Success | TAPP 141


Get ready for a mind-bending ๐Ÿ˜ฒ rendezvous with Kevin Patton in Episode 141, where he continues to spill the beans on his top-secret recipe for student triumph. ๐Ÿ† Brace yourself for this next adventure on his whirlwind tour of revolutionizing A&P 1 education, as we dissect the art of identifying student pain points, personalizing preparation, and serving up the kind of mentorship they've been yearning for!

0:00:00 | Introduction

0:00:45 | One of Two Success Courses

0:09:48 | Setting Up the Supplement Course

0:18:44 | Structure of Class Sessions

0:40:17 | Grading

0:42:45 | Does an A&P Supplement Work?

0:54:21 | Parting Wisdom

1:14:46 | Staying Connected

 


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Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. (Les Brown)

 

One of Two Success Courses

9 minutes

As we begin to unlock student success strategies with Kevin Patton in episode 141, he unveils his A&P One Supplement course, dedicated to honing essential learning skills. Delve into his reasoning behind offering a separate course, distinct from the Pre-A&P course discussed in episode 140, and distinct from the popular Supplemental Instruction (SI) , model, and gain insights into his innovative approach to enhancing A&P student performance.

★  A Pre-A&P Course Improves Student Success in Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 140 (part one of this two-part series, explains the purpose of the two courses and give details about Pre-A&P)

★ Success Supplements (an on-demand seminar summarizing these two courses)

★ BIO 242 Anatomy and Physiology Supplement (college catalog description of course; scroll down to BIO 242) AandP.info/puj

★ Anatomy and Physiology 1 Supplement (an archived version of the syllabus used in 2012, the last time I taught the course) AandP.info/22z

★ Supplemental Instruction (Wikipedia's description of SI, a peer learning model that is NOT the same as the course described in this episode) AandP.info/oim

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Study Courses Supercharge Anatomy & Physiology Success | TAPP 141 

Setting Up the Supplement Course

9 minutes

In this segment, we uncover the logistical puzzle of A&P supplement courses. Dive into the tug-of-war between limited lab availability and the need for hands-on learning—and explore creative solutions for fostering student engagement.

★ Anatomy and Physiology 1 Supplement (an archived version of the syllabus used in 2012, the last time I taught the course) AandP.info/22z

★ Course Materials for AP 1 Supplement (I didn't have time to list the materials we used in this episode; this is that section from the archived syllabus) https://my-ap.us/AP1suppCourseMaterial

End-of-Term Reviews Help Keep Your Course on Track | Episode 17 (introduces the idea of debriefing at the end of the semester)

 

Structure of Class Sessions

21.5 minutes

In this segment, Kevin Patton details his A&P Supplement course structure. The class employs active learning, beginning with addressing students' trouble spots through discussion and question cards. Various study techniques like flashcards and concept mapping are explored. The need-for-speed game enhances tissue and specimen identification skills, while clickers facilitate group learning. Weekly check-ins ensure consistent study habits and enhance understanding.

★ HIghlighting doesn't work—here's what does (an article from The University of Manchester Student News; highlighting is briefly discussed in this segment) AandP.info/ceu

★ Noisy A&P Classrooms and Labs (story about my Dean's visit to our A&P 1 Supplement course from The A&P Professor blog) theAPprofessor.blogspot.com/2015/09/noisy-classrooms-and-labs.html

★ Power Tips for Dissection Activities | Episode 34 (includes explanation for paper "virtual dissections" to prep students for a better in-person dissection experience)

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

Nine Super Strategies for Teaching the Skeleton | Episode 10 (gives examples of paper dissections and need for speed game)

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

★ Kevin's study tip list lionden.com/tip-list.htm

★ Kevin's reading strategies (using the A&P textbook) lionden.com/reading.htm

★ Learning new terms (Kevin's advice for quickly getting up to speed with A&P vocabulary, including advanced flash card techniques) lionden.com/new_terms.htm

★ Concept maps (Kevin's brief intro) lionden.com/concept_maps.htm

★ Running concept lists (Kevin's quick outline of this powerful "core concepts" technique) lionden.com/concept_lists.htm

★ Taking tests (some quick tips on preparing for and taking tests) lionden.com/concept_lists.htm

 

Grading

2.5 minutes

In this segment, discover Kevin Patton's unique grading approach in A&P One Supplement class: Points for check-ins, assignments, active learning, clicker games, and portfolio exchange. Informal mentorship and collaborative sharing enrich the learning journey.

★ Using ePortfolios in Anatomy and Physiology (I used paper portfolios, but I love this idea of a digital portfolio; from HAPS Educator) AandP.info/ki4

 

Does an A&P Supplement Work?

11.5 minutes

Discover the value of A&P One supplement classes with Kevin Patton. Unlock networking, more interaction with faculty, effective study techniques, enriched inclusion and diversity benefits, problem prevention, and proven GPA enhancements. And students love it!

 

Parting Wisdom

20.5 minutes

Enhancing A&P success! In this segment, discover the value of A&P One supplement and pre-A&P courses for student success. From targeted review to study skill guidance, these personalized approaches foster confidence and proficiency.

★ Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

★ Harvard's Program on Negotiation (the Harvard Negotiation Project is referenced in this segment) AandP.info/lom

 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Pre-A&P: A Refresher for Student Success in Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 140


In episode 140, we introduce the development of the pre-A&P course and the A&P1 Supplement course. These courses address the challenges faced by A&P students and improve their readiness and comprehension.  In this first of two episodes, we focus on the pre-A&P course. It focuses on filling subject knowledge gaps with 10 modules and cumulative tests. Student surveys and studies show its effectiveness in achieving higher grades in the A&P 1 course. Implementing these nontraditional courses requires collaboration and support from advisors and faculty members. Together, we aim to bridge the gap in subject preparation and learning skills for student success.

  • 0:00:00 | Introduction
  • 0:00:49 | Pre-A&P
  • 0:22:37 | Course Design
  • 0:39:51 | More About Module Tests
  • 0:52:38 | Other Course Features
  • 1:09:51 | Wrapping Up
  • 1:21:10 | Staying Connected

 


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One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. (Arthur Ashe)

 

Pre-A&P

21.5 minutes

We delve into the reasons behind developing the Pre-A&P and A&P 1 Supplement courses. We identify two major challenges faced by incoming A&P students: lack of subject preparation and insufficient learning skills. To combat these obstacles, the Pre-A&P course was created as a self-paced online refresher. It covers fundamental science topics like cell biology, metabolism, genetics, and body organization—thus helping students fill knowledge gaps. The A&P1 Supplement course, focused on developing more effective learning skills, will be the subject of the next episode.

★ Pre-A&P: Foundations in Science (online course syllabus for Kevin's BIO 095 course) lionden.com/fis.htm

★ Pre-A&P course description (from the college website) AandP.info/puj

The Prerequisite Problem | Wi-Fi Effects | Transplant Genomes | Episode 61

★ Success Supplements (an on-demand seminar summarizing these two courses)

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Pre-A&P: A Refresher for Student Success in Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 140 

Course Design

17 minutes

In this segment, Kevin discusses the 10 modules of his Pre-A&P course, which cover essential concepts for success in anatomy and physiology. The modules include foundational topics such as science basics, introductory and biological chemistry, cell structure and function, cell transport, metabolism, protein synthesis, genetics, tissues, and the human body. Students take cumulative tests for each module and must score 85% or higher to unlock the next module. Kevin emphasizes the importance of reviewing and retesting to reinforce learning and overcome challenges.

★ Pre-A&P Modules (Kevin's course module list) lionden.com/fis.htm#worksoverview

Cumulative Testing Makes Learning Last | Episode 4

Pre-Testing for a Powerful Learning Boost | Episode 3

★ Pre-A&P Course Materials (Kevin's list of suggested textbooks & videos for students) lionden.com/fis.htm#course-materials

★ Test Item Analysis (a strategy and a tool to help students analyze their tests to find out exactly what went wrong) lionden.com/testreview.htm

★ Pre-A&P Success Pathway (an outline of the process from the BIO 095 syllabus) lionden.com/fis.htm#worksmastery

 

More About Module Tests

12.5 minutes

This segment discusses the nature of module tests in the Pre-A&P course, explaining that they can be both formative and summative depending on students' progress. Kevin emphasizes that the tests serve as retrieval practice, despite some controversy around the term. The tests are highly randomized to prevent cheating, and immediate feedback is provided through automatic scoring. The tests are untimed, promoting equity and accommodating students with various needs and circumstances.

★ Spaced Retrieval Practice | Episode 1

★ Revisiting Retrieval Practice | Episode 68

★ Quizzed About Tests | FAQs About Patton Test Strategies | TAPP 99

★ More Quizzing About Kevin’s Wacky Testing Scheme | Book Club | TAPP 100

★ Testing As a Teaching Strategy | Episode 2

★ Testing as Teaching (on-demand seminar)

★ Dancing Organelles, AI Resources, Distracting Animations, Timed Tests & Micro-credentials | TAPP 138

★ Retrieval practice is not a test (so stop calling it that) (um, okay, whatever) AandP.info/8x3

 

Other Course Features

17 minutes

This segment summarizes other course features, which include student understanding quizzes to ensure comprehension of key course aspects, badges as motivators and credentials, and supportive announcements to remind and guide students throughout the self-paced course.

★ Our Teaching Persona in Anatomy & Physiology Class | TAPP 137

★ About Universal Design for Learning (UDL is mentioned in this segment) AandP.info/3fd

★ Quality Matters (QM is mentioned in this segment) AandP.info/tq2

★ BIO 095 Student Understanding (the 9 items that students must verify that they understand) lionden.com/fis-understanding.htm

★ Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25

★ Modeling Professional Integrity | Episode 26

★ The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81

★ Academic Integrity (Kevin's advice and tips)

★ BIO 095 (Kevin's video orientation for Pre-A&P) lionden.com/fis-orientation.htm

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

★  Earning Badges in BIO 095 (from Kevin's syllabus) lionden.com/fis.htm#badges

★   Pre-A&P Badges (page outline how badges work and listing details of each badge) lionden.com/fis-badges.htm

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

★ Connecting in The Distance Course Special | Episode 50 (the value of scheduled, supportive announcements is discussed)

 

Wrapping Up

11.5 minutes

This segment discusses the effectiveness of the Pre-A&P course in filling in the gaps and providing students with the confidence they need for success in A&P. Student surveys indicate high satisfaction and recommendation rates. A study showed that students who took the Pre-A&P course performed better in their A&P course. While there are challenges and hurdles to overcome in implementing such a course, it serves as a valuable bridge between prerequisites and rigorous college courses.

⚠ CORRECTION: It’s actually a .75 (or 3/4 of a letter grade) bump for A&P 1 students who took the pre-A&P course—not half a letter grade as stated in the audio.

★ Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

★ Too Many Students Placed in Remedial Courses? Studies Say Yes (one of many opinions against noncredit developmental courses) AandP.info/xck

★Students: Just Say No to Remedial Classes (oy; another one) AandP.info/fxp

 

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Thinking New Thoughts about the Human Brain | TAPP 139


In Episode 139, we explore a new discovery in nerve signaling in the brain called a dendritic action potential (dCaAP), we look at a whacky proposed model of brain function, and we share some ideas about how we can help our students understand the core concepts of chemical signaling and signal transduction in different contexts. Put on your thinking caps and jump into this fresh episode now.

00:00 | Introduction

00:50 | Dendritic Action Potentials

12:16 | Transducer Model of the Brain

21:43 | Chemical Signals & Signal Transduction

35:09 | Staying Connected

 


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The adage that fact is stranger than fiction seems to be especially true for the workings of the brain. (V.S. Ramachandran)

 

Dendritic Action Potentials

11.5 minutes

In this segment, the focus is on a fascinating discovery about nerve signaling related to dendritic action potentials (dCaAPs). These unique potentials occur in layers two and three of the human cerebral cortex and play a role in complex brain functions. Unlike typical action potentials, dendritic action potentials are graded and produced by the influx of calcium ions. They enable processing and decision-making at a more complex level, expanding our understanding of the human brain's uniqueness.

★ Scientists Uncover a Never-Before-Seen Type of Signal Occurring in The Human Brain (plain English summary of the new discovery from Science Alert) AandP.info/p08

★ Dendritic action potentials and computation in human layer 2/3 cortical neurons (report in Science) AandP.info/g48

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Thinking New Thoughts about the Human Brain | TAPP 139 

Transducer Model of the Brain

9.5 minutes

Join us in this segment as we challenge conventional models of the brain and introduce the transducer model. Inspired by psychologist Robert Epstein, this thought-provoking model likens the brain to a two-way transducer, sending and retrieving information like a mobile phone accessing external servers. While it may sound far-fetched—even quite wacky—the transducer model encourages us to explore alternative perspectives and consider the possibility of information exchange beyond the confines of the brain.

★ Your Brain Is Not a Computer. It Is a Transducer. (essay by Robert Epstein about neural transduction theory in Discover Magazine) AandP.info/wa9

★ Brain as Transducer: What if the brain is not a self-contained information processor? What if it is simply a transducer? (another essay by Robert Epstein in the transducer model) AandP.info/cp6

★ Brain Waves Synchronize when People Interact (article from Scientific American) AandP.info/ask

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

 

Chemical Signals & Signal Transduction

13.5 minutes

Chemical signaling and signal transduction play a crucial role in various systems of the human body. Understanding the connections and similarities between nervous and endocrine signaling helps students grasp these core concepts more deeply. By highlighting structures, functional aspects, and regulatory effects, instructors can foster a comprehensive understanding of chemical signals and the transduction of those signals. Exploring these core concepts within a broader context enhances students' ability to connect and apply their knowledge across different topics. Kevin gives examples of how he approaches this in his courses.

★ Big Ideas: The Essential Concepts of A&P | Episode 35

★ Deep Elaboration & Other Stories of Teaching Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 136

★ Concept Lists Help Students Build Conceptual Frameworks

★ Star Power Helps Students Identify Learning Goals | TAPP 98

★ Concept Maps Help Students Find Their Way | Episode 5

 

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