Monday, July 29, 2019

The Silent Teacher Special | Episode 49


Host Kevin Patton presents a remix of classic segments from the TAPP Radio archive, all related to the role of human remains in teaching and learning anatomy. Features two conversations with Aaron Fried.

01:00 | Introduction to the Special Episode
04:35 | Sponsored by HAPS
04:57 | The Silent Teacher | Aaron Fried
30:07 | Sponsored by AAA
30:25 | Situs Inversus
46:32 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
46:59 | Book Club x 3
56:26 | Podcast Award Nomination
57:20 | The Nazi Anatomists | Aaron Fried

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The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back. The brain has shut down. The flesh begins to soften. Nothing much new happens, and nothing is expected of you. (Mary Roach)

 

1 | Introduction to the Special Episode

3.5 minutes

This is the second of a series of special episodes in which classic segments from past episodes that all reflect a similar theme are brought together for further review and reflection.

The general topic of this special episode revolves a recurring theme of this podcast:

using human remains (and reproductions) in teaching anatomy

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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. 

Anatomy & Physiology Society 

theAPprofessor.org/haps

 HAPS logo

 

3 | The Silent Teacher—A Conversation with Aaron Fried

25 minutes

Aaron Fried, A&P faculty at Mohawk Valley Community College and national speaker on human body donation and anatomists in Nazi Germany, joins Kevin for a lively discussion of the value of "the silent teacher"—the human body donor—in teaching human structure. This chat touches on the value of respect and appreciation of human donors, proper implementation of human remains such as skeletons in A&P courses, and how that respect should extend to reproductions of human specimens.

This is the first of two conversations with Aaron Fried. The next episode (Episode 30) will delve more deeply into the anatomy illustrations produced by anatomists in Nazi Germany and the many ethical questions surrounding their continued use in anatomy labs around the world.

Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp

  

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

 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

 

 

6 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 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. A new cohort starting in the fall trimester is starting now, so check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

7 | Book Club (x3)

9.5 minutes

Kevin revisits several book recommendations from the TAPP Book Club —all related to this episode's theme.

  • The Anatomist
    • by Bill Hayes
    • Book about Henry Gray and illustrator Henry Vandyke Carter)
    • amzn.to/2jMwlOR
  • The Silent Teacher: The Gift of Body Donation
    • by Dr. Claire Smith
    • Book about body donation in anatomical education
    • amzn.to/2lP7kTR
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    • by Mary Roach
    • amzn.to/2Ys2s51
    • Ten Things We Use When Embalming (blog post by a funeral director, shows the little discs with hooks that keep eyelids closed) my-ap.us/2Eak1ic

 book club

8 | Podcast Award Nomination

1 minute

The A&P Professor podcast needs additional nominations to get to the next round of The People's Choice Podcast Awards. Lot more. Will you please take a moment to nominate this podcast? And ask your friends and relatives, even strangers, to also nominate us?

These must be completed by the end of July!

PodcastAwards.com

 Podcast Award

9 | The Nazi Anatomists—A Conversation with Aaron Fried

21 minutes

Aaron Fried, A&P faculty at Mohawk Valley Community College and national speaker on human body donation and anatomists in Nazi Germany, joins Kevin for a lively discussion of the value of "the silent teacher"—the human body donor—in teaching human structure. In this second of two chats, Aaron discusses illustrations produced using executed prisoners in Nazi Germany and what this means for today's A&P teacher.

 

Pernkopf atlas

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Monday, July 15, 2019

The Storytelling Special | Episode 48


00:49 | Special Series
05:24 | Storytelling in the A&P Course
20:14 | Storytelling is a Human Skill
22:16 | Sponsored by HAPS
22:38 | Playful & Serious Stories
36:43 | Sponsored by AAA
37:01 | Cells Hate Calcium
43:52 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
44:18 | Actin & Myosin in Love
56:03 | Podcast Award Nomination
56:56 | Last Best Story

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To be playful and serious at the same time is possible, and it defines the ideal mental condition. (John Dewey)

 

1 | Special Series of Episodes

4.5 minutes

This and the next few episodes will be super, spectacular, and special. So I'm calling them "specials" just like the grownups in the media world do.

These specials are single-topic-ish recasts of some of the major themes from the past 18 months of this podcast. A mix of old and new. But mostly, the classic stuff that we'll benefit from reviewing and reflecting upon.

The general topic of this special episode revolves a recurring theme of this podcast:

teaching as a form of storytelling

 

 

2 | Storytelling in the A&P Course

15 minutes

Kevin explains why he thinks storytelling is the heart of effective teaching, especially in the A&P course. He outlines the “storytelling persona”; making sure there is a beginning, middle, and end to our stories, applying storytelling to both lectures and the entire course, using drama, conflict and resolution, and other techniques.

 storytelling

3 | Teachers vs. Robots | AI in Teaching

2 minutes

Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen by some as the emerging technology to replace teachers. Really? How should we respond? In Episode 47, I suggest that developing the uniquely human (and humane) skills—such as storytelling—is our best strategy. This is a clip taken from the middle of that segment.

 robot

4 | 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

 

5 | Playfulness & Seriousness

14 minutes

Segment 1 explained Kevin's view that effective A&P teachers are good storytellers. This segment "continues the story" by discussing analogies. Analogies can be stories that help students understand complex concepts. Sometimes, they are most effective when they are playful, which helps engage students and makes the stories easy to remember. Kevin relates his use of "phosphorylation frogs" in a story that can be referred to every time ATP generation comes up in the course. What are the pros and cons of using analogies?

 playfulness

6 | 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

7 | Cells Hate Calcium (and Sodium) but Love Potassium

7 minutes

A simple analogy can help students remember a recurring principle about cell behavior involving important ions.

 

8 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 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!

nycc.edu/hapi

 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

9 | Actin & Myosin: A Love Story

12 minutes

Kevin tells the story of actin and myosin as an analogy to a classic love story. This playful story reflects the focus of recent episodes about the use of storytelling and analogies in teaching A&P.

 Romeo & Juliet

10 | Podcast Award Nomination

1 minute

The A&P Professor podcast needs additional nominations to get to the next round of The People's Choice Podcast Awards. Lot more. Will you please take a moment to nominate this podcast? And ask your friends and relatives, even strangers, to also nominate us?

PodcastAwards.com

 Podcast Award

11 | Last Best Story in Adult Neurogenesis & ANS Pathways

12 minutes

The "last best story" is what I tell my students I'm providing to them. That approach emphasizes the evolving nature of scientific understanding. In this episode, I mention two stories that are evolving right now.

reading a book

 

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Virtual Open House for Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction

You know that online graduate degree in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the HAPI degree—that I'm always talking about? I just found out that they're offering a virtual Open House this coming Monday, July 15, at 8 pm ET. 

This event is completely online, like the MS-HAPI degree itself. And it'll give you a better idea of what it's all about. And you can ask all those questions that have been occurring to you.

Whether it's because you realize the benefit of additional training for yourself in "how to teach A&P" or you want to know more so you can pass it along to colleagues or prospective hires in your department, it'll be worth the small investment of time.

Just go to theAPprofessor.org/2019hapi to sign up for the virtual Open House:

Monday, July 15, at 8 pm ET

Yeah, I know. It's late notice. I just found out about it recently, myself. If you miss the Open House, that's okay—you can go to nycc.edu/hapi anytime to find out more about the program.

Note: I'm a founding faculty member in HAPI and the program currently sponsors the free distribution of my podcast The A&P Professor.



Please forward this notice to all those who you think might be interested!


Monday, July 1, 2019

The Human Microbial System | Episode 47


00:50 | Teachers vs. Robots
14:29 | Sponsored by HAPS
14:57 | Podcast Award Nomination
15:50 | Sponsored by AAA
16:13 | Featured: The Human Microbial System
29:50 |  Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
30:21 | Special Episodes Coming!
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Life did not take over the world by combat, but by networking. (Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan)

1 | Teachers vs. Robots | AI in Teaching

13.5 minutes
Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen by some as the emerging technology to replace teachers. Really? How should we respond?
 robot

 

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.

 HAPS logo


3 | Podcast Award Nomination

1 minute
The A&P Professor podcast needs additional nominations to get to the next round of The People's Choice Podcast Awards. Lot more. Will you please take a moment to nominate this podcast? And ask your friends and relatives, even strangers, to also nominate us?

PodcastAwards.com

 Podcast Award

 

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 | The Human Microbial System

13.5 minutes
The human microbiome is rapidly emerging as an important character in the story of human structure and function. Perhaps we should start thinking of it alongside the other major systems of the body—as the human microbial system (HMS).
  • Encyclopedia of Ecology (definition of niche) my-ap.us/2XwrLGj
  • The Integrative Human Microbiome Project (a brief overview from Nature) my-ap.us/2ZQHtcH
  • Resources in the special collection from Nature:
    • Milestones in human microbiota research (timeline) my-ap.us/2ZTNVjo
    • Human Microbiome Project, part 2 (list of articles) my-ap.us/2ZXzpXV
    • Longitudinal multi-omics of host–microbe dynamics in prediabetes (article) my-ap.us/2ZSPhdX
    • The Integrative Human Microbiome Project (perspective article) my-ap.us/2ZQHtcH
    • Racioethnic diversity in the dynamics of the vaginal microbiome during pregnancy (article)my-ap.us/2ZYFa7H
  • Meta-omics analysis of elite athletes identifies a performance-enhancing microbe that functions via lactate metabolism (research article) my-ap.us/2ZOW34D
    • Working out the bugs: microbial modulation of athletic performance (related overview) my-ap.us/2ZTv0VS
  • Google NGram Viewer (chart showing frequency of term microbiome in all books indexed by Google 1970-2008) my-ap.us/2ZYyIh3
 Microbiome-NGramViewer

 

6 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 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!

nycc.edu/hapi

 NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

7 | Special Series of Episodes

2.5 minutes
The next few episodes will be super, spectacular, and special. So I'm calling them "specials" just like the grownups in the media world do.
These specials will be single-topic-ish recasts of some of the major themes from the past 18 months of this podcast. A mix of old and new. But mostly, the classic stuff that we'll benefit from reviewing and reflecting upon.
Hold onto your seats, this is going to be a blast!

woman leaning forward
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their support of this podcast!
Referrals also help defray podcasting expenses. 
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