Monday, January 14, 2019

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


0:39 | Cholesterol & ApoB in Cardiac Risk
5:48 | How Oxytocin Works
9:49 | Sponsored by HAPS
10:11 | Smell Affects Cortisol / Stress
14:38 | Sponsored by AAA
14:52 | Featured topic 2: Big Ideas - Essential Concepts in A&P
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The big ideas are usually simple ideas. (David Ogilvy)

1 |Cholesterol & ApoB in Cardiac Risk

5 minutes
Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is the protein part of the lipoprotein particles in our bloodstream that contain cholesterol. In primary medical care, we often measure total low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) to help us determine risk for cardiovascular disease. As protocols are reviewed, some believe measuring ApoB is a better measure of cardiovascular risk.

lipoprotein structure

 

2 | How Oxytocin Works

4 minutes
We know oxytocin (OT) promotes labor contractions of the uterine myometrium. But how? New evidences helps explain the mechanism.
  • Oxytocin can regulate myometrial smooth muscle excitability by inhibiting the Na+‐activated K+ channel, Slo2.1 (research article from The Journal of Physiology) my-ap.us/2AJsDLf

myometrium of uterus 

 

3 | Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes
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4 | Smell Affects Cortisol / Stress

4.5 minutes
Smells in our environment can increase or decrease blood cortisol levels, indicating modulation of our stress response. In particular, the smell of a romantic partner can reduce a woman's stress. Hmmm. Might it also reduce test anxiety? Interesting...
 smell

 

5 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute
American Association of Anatomists
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

 

6 | Big Ideas - Essential Concepts in A&P

11.5 minutes
When telling the story of human structure & function, we want our students to identify the "big ideas" and even just the "kinda big ideas," as well as both the "main characters" and "minor characters." By making a habit of looking for the kinda big ideas, perhaps running a concept list to collect them, students may begin to understand the essential concepts of A&P. And it may help them see the connectness of the structures and functions of the body.
big idea

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Episode 35 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview


Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on the big ideas (essential concepts) of the A&P course.
 big idea

There's more... a few content updates... plus some word dissections, a toast to Elaine Marieb, and a recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club.
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Topics
.5 minute
  • News about how smell relates to stress
  • News about how oxytocin works
  • Cholesterol testing for cardiac risk - are changes coming?
  • Big ideas - the essential concepts of A&P
  •  
Word Dissections
9.5 minutes
  • Dissection
    • Section
  • Concept
  • Gradient
  • Apolipoprotein B (ApoB)
Elaine Marieb
1.5 minute
Book Club
3.5 minutes
  • The Core Concepts of Physiology: A New Paradigm for Teaching Physiology
    • by Joel Michael , William Cliff, Jenny McFarland, Harold Modell, Ann Wright
  • Book details:
  • 15 core concepts of physiology
    • Explanations and applications of a concept-based approach to the physiology course
    • Concepts:
      • Evolution
      • Homeostasis
      • Causality
      • Energy
      • Structure/function
      • Cell theory
      • Levels of organization
      • Cell–cell communication
      • Cell membrane
      • Flow down gradients
      • Genes to proteins
      • Interdependence
      • Mass balance
      • Physics/chemistry
      • Scientific reasoning
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