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Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to supercharge your A&P course? How about some support from a fellow A&P professor? This is the podcast for you!

The A&P Professor Kevin Patton

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Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to supercharge your A&P course? How about some support from a fellow A&P professor? This is the podcast for you!

    Still Moving Our Course to Remote| Episode 65

    Still Moving Our Course to Remote| Episode 65

    We lighten our loads and learn to be present with our students as host Kevin Patton continues sharing lessons learned from his own failures and successes in moving from on-campus to distance education. A supportive voice for a troubled time.
    0:00:48 | The Emergency Continues
    0:07:06 | Sponsored by AAA
    0:07:46 | New Skills for New Situations
    0:23:05 | Sponsored by HAPI
    0:23:53 | Being Present
    0:33:49 | Sponsored by HAPS
    0:34:29 | Leaner Is Meaner
    0:43:10 | More Tips
    0:59:27 | Facing the Lion
    1:04:17 | Staying Connected
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    Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. (Parker Palmer)
    The Emergency Continues 6.5 minutes
    Another 19 tips in this episode, adding to two previous episodes on how to quickly move our on-campus course to remote instruction.
    Mid-Winter Winterizing of Our Courses | Bonus Episode 63 Quickly Moving to Remote Delivery—The Musical | Bonus Episode 64b Kevin’s Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | Bonus Episode Features Kevin's Law of Professional Development: If I learn just ONE useful thing in a professional development experience, it’s worth it. Keep up with science updates, including COVID-19 outbreak updates in The A&P Professor Nuzzel Newsletter nuzzel.com/theAPprofessor
     
    Sponsored by AAA 0.5 minutes
    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. Searchable transcript Captioned audiogram  Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
     
    New Skills for New Situations 15.5 minutes
    If we are using web meeting software or webinars, this gives a great opportunity to develop professional skills for students to carry with them through to their careers.
    20: Keep your lab coat handy.
    21: Teach students web meeting/webinar skills
    Communication, Clarity, & Medical Errors | Episode 55 (discussion of professionalism) More on Spelling, Case, & Grammar | Episode 56 (discussion of professionalism) ‘Zoombombing’ Attacks Disrupt Classes (article discussing the importance of familiarizing yourself with the settings in your web meeting platform to avoid intrusive and offensive interruption) my-ap.us/2WGYCHH How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event (post from Zoom on how to manage settings for safety) my-ap.us/3bwesZY Web Meeting & Webinar Skills (student handout you can use or adapt for your course) Found only in the TAPP app Getting the TAPP app Search "The A&P Professor" in your device's app store iOS devices: my-ap.us/TAPPiOS Android devices: my-ap.us/TAPPandroid Kindle Fire: amzn.to/2rR7HNG The TAPP app is an easy way to share this podcast Even folks who don't know how to access a podcast can download an app 5-minutes to a Great Virtual Meeting Experience (Steve Stewart's video summarizing what he's learned about doing web meetings. You can share this with your students, too.) theAPprofessor.org/SteveVideo
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 0.5 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. 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 power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi
     
    Being Present 10 minutes
    Being present is always important, but especially now.
    23: Be acces

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    Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco | Episode 64

    Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco | Episode 64

    Host Kevin Patton chats with mnemonist (memory expert) Chase DiMarco, who helps medical students learn. DiMarco describes how to use memory palaces in learning human anatomy and physiology.
    00:44 | Introducing Chase DiMarco
    02:33 | Sponsored by AAA (Silverthorn toast)
    03:53 | What Is a Memory Palace?
    11:44 | Sponsored by HAPI
    12:07 | Building a Memory Palace
    22:53 | Sponsored by HAPS
    23:16 | Helping our Students
    27:51 | Staying Connected
     
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    Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
     
    Introducing Chase DiMarco 2 minutes
    Chase DiMarco is memory expert (mnemonist), medical education entrepreneur, MBA, and MD-PhD candidate. He specializes in helping medical and health sciences students succeed in learning and remembering large amounts of information in a short time. Which is what these students need, right?
    Founder of FreeMedEd Host of Medical Mnemonist Podcast Host of 1-Minute Preceptor Podcast Social media: Facebook FreeMedEd Medical Mnemonist Mastermind FB Group Twitter @freemeded YouTube FreeMedEd Instagram @FreeMedEd LinkedIn FreeMedEd Faculty can book a one-on-one chat with Chase DiMarco at bookme.name/chasedimarco/ Students or faculty can get personalized tutoring at https://freemeded.org/tutoring/ Read This Before Medical School: How to Study Smarter and Live Better While Excelling in Class and on your USMLE or COMLEX Board Exams Chase DiMarco's book amzn.to/2ThbBwv Reviewed by Kevin Patton at Book Club for Anatomy & Physiology Professors Episode 64 Preview (book club segment) theAPprofessor.org/64#pre
     
    Sponsored by AAA 1.5 minutes
    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!
    A toast:
    Congratulations 🥂 to Dee Silverthorn's induction as a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomy (FAAA)! And to ALL the new members of the Fellows Circle! my-ap.us/2T2BOjo
     
    What Is a Memory Palace? 8 minutes
    A "memory palace" is a mnemonic device or technique in which a learner imagines a location such as a house or room and places concepts or terms to be remembered at specific locations within it. This helps a person remember a large group of things by remembering their location in the imagined location.
    This technique is also called "method of loci"—and bunch of other synonyms that one would need a memory palace to remember.
    Memory Palaces for Medicine (video tutorial on how to use the technique) Podcast episodes of interest: Memory Palaces Story Method Mnemonic Blog post: Evidence-based Study Strategies

     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 0.5 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. 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 power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi

     
    Building a Memory Palace 11 minutes
    Memory palaces are one of the tools in the toolbox that we can offer our A&P students. This one takes Practice. Practice. Practice. —but can really pay off in increased retention and retrieval!

     
    Sponsored by HAPS 0.5 minutes
    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their supp

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    Quickly Moving to Remote Delivery—The Musical | Bonus Episode 64b

    Quickly Moving to Remote Delivery—The Musical | Bonus Episode 64b

    In this "emergency" bonus episode, host Kevin Patton outlines ways to quickly move our courses from on-campus venues to remote delivery during a public health event. And sing along with Greg Crowther to keep our spirits up!
    00:42 | Let's Move!
    01:50 | Support Our Sponsors
    02:36 | Sing a Song. Sing It Loud.
    11:54 | Sights and Sounds
    18:18 | Sing It Strong
    20:41 | Keeping It Real
    26:11 | Stay Connected
     
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    All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary. (Sally Ride)
    Let's Move! 1 minute
    We've been told to pack up and move our course home from campus to the nebulous and scary "remote." What to do?!
    Mid-Winter Winterizing of Our Courses | Bonus Episode 63 (the prep work we should have done—but it's not too late!) Previews (yep, there are two) to the next "regular" episode. Get ready now (remember that prepping you forgot to do?) Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco | Preview Episode 64 Getting Read for Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco | Another Preview Episode 64
     
    Support Our Sponsors 1 minute
    Want to continue free access to this podcast. Well, then maybe clicking a few links may be worth your while...
    Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI)Online graduate program for holders of advanced degrees who want a comprehensive review of core principles of both anatomy and physiology, introduction to contemporary teaching practice, hands-on practice in course design and implementation, navigating the roles of college faculty, and collaboration with peers in building a solid portfolio in teaching human anatomy and physiology. nycc.edu/hapi
    American Association for Anatomy (AAA)
    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. Searchable transcript Captioned audiogram  Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
     
    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS)
    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
     
    Sing a Song. Sing It Loud. 9 minutes
    The first 6 tips—out of one million, er... 19, total in this episode. Plus a sing-along. Really.
    Tips 1. Don't forget to breathe. 2. Pretend you're going to that cancelled conference. 3. Less is more. 4. Ask for help. 5. Involve the world. 6. Involve students. Don't forget to breathe! (blog post for students) my-ap.us/39TyfBZ Making Mistakes Teaching Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 63 (it's okay—really!) The Sodium Jeer about cells keeping sodium (Na+) out. Na, Na, Na... This can help students remember where sodium is and how it behaves in a variety of physiological processes. (Warning: ear bug) faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/Songs/jeer.shtml Includes guidance, study questions, lyrics, sound file, sheet music (with melody play-back) Lyrics (let's all sing along, okay?):
    Na Na Na Na Na Na!
    Sodium can't get in! Additional lyrics (when sodium channel open, produding a "funny" current)
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!
    Sodium CAN get in! Fick's Law of Diffusion about the equation for calculating diffusion rates. faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/Songs/fick.shtml Includes guidance, lesson plan, study questions, lyrics, sound file, music video, sheet music (with melody play-back) Lyrics (are you singing along?):
    Fick says how quick, A molecule will diffuse.
    Delta P times A times k, Over D is the law to use.Fick says how quick, A molecule will diffuse.
    Delta P times A times k, Over

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    Getting Ready for Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco | Bonus Episode 64

    Getting Ready for Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco | Bonus Episode 64

    Kevin Patton confesses to a mistaken early release of Preview Episode 64, offering this brief "bonus" to assure listeners that the full episode is coming. And while we're at it, let's not forget about sending in your HAPS Conference stories. Join the TAA writing network. And that survey. Don't forget the survey!
    00:20 | Mistake!
    02:30 | HAPS Conference Guide
    03:21 | Survey Says...
    04:15 | Word Dissection
    10:15 | TAA Writing Network
    10:13 | Survey Says...
    14:08 | Sponsors
    14:26 | Staying Connected
     
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    Mistake! 2 minutes
    Yikes, because of a scheduling error, Preview Episode 64 was released a week early. So here's special post preview episode to bridge the gap, so you won't think you missed an episode!
     
    HAPS Conference Guide 1 minute
    I need your questions, tips, strategies, stories NOW for the upcoming 2020 edition of Kevin's Unofficial Guide to the Annual HAPS Conference. Like right now!
     
    Survey Says... 0.5 minute
    Please take about 5 minutes to answer some questions—it will really help improve this podcast! theAPprofessor.org/survey
     
    Word Dissection 6 minutes
    COVID-19—what does it mean and where did it come from? And who cares, anyway?
     
    Stay up to date with reliable information about COVID-19 and other topics of interest to A&P teacher by subscribing to my daily headlines at nuzzel.com/theAPprofessor
     
     
    Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) 4 minutes
    TAA is a professional development organization that helps authors of instructional materials (including textbooks) and of academic journals and books to become more effective writers. Help with legal issues (e.g., contracts, permissions, copyright), time management, writing skills, coaching, and many other needs are found within a variety of powerful resources such as articles, books, webinars, seminars, and conferences.
    TAAonline.net
     
    Sponsors 0.5 minute
    Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI)
    Online graduate program for holders of advanced degrees who want a comprehensive review of core principles of both anatomy and physiology, introduction to contemporary teaching practice, hands-on practice in course design and implementation, navigating the roles of college faculty, and collaboration with peers in building a solid portfolio in teaching human anatomy and physiology.
    nycc.edu/hapi
     
    American Association for Anatomy (AAA)
    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. Searchable transcript Captioned audiogram  Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
     
     
    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS)
    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
     
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    More details at the episode page. Transcript available in the transcript box. Listen to any episode on your Alexa device. Need help accessing resources locked behind a paywall? Check out this advice from Episode 32 to get what you need! https://youtu.be/JU_l76JGwVw?t=440  
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    Episode 64 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview

    Episode 64 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview

      A brief preview of the upcoming full episode, featuring upcoming topics—a chat with Chase DiMarco—plus word dissections, a book club recommendation, and more!
    00:19 | Topics
    01:19 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
    01:46 | Word Dissection
    06:45 | Sponsored by HAPS
    07:06 | Book Club
    10:13 | Survey Says...
    10:42 | Sponsored by AAA
    11:02 | Staying Connected
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    Upcoming Topics 1 minute
    In the full episode, I'll chat with mnemonist, author, and podcaster Chase DiMarco about a powerful memory technique called a "memory palace." 

     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 0.5 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. 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 power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi
     
    Word Dissection 5 minutes
    mnemonic (again!) mnemonist loci (and locus) not Loki
     
    Sponsored by HAPS 0.5 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. Don't forget the early-bird discount for the HAPS Annual Conference expires on February 21, 2020—the same deadline for submitting workshops and posters.
    Anatomy & Physiology Society theAPprofessor.org/haps
     
    Book Club 3 minutes
    Read This Before Medical School: How to Study Smarter and Live Better While Excelling in Class and on your USMLE or COMLEX Board Exams
    by Chase DiMarco, Theodore X. O'Connell, Greg Rodden amzn.to/2ThbBwv For the complete list (and more) go to theAPprofessor.org/BookClub Special opportunity Contribute YOUR book recommendation for A&P teachers! Be sure include your reasons for recommending it 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) For the complete list (and more) go to theAPprofessor.org/BookClub
     
    Survey Says... 0.5 minute
    Please take about 5 minutes to answer some questions—it will really help improve this podcast! theAPprofessor.org/survey
     
    Sponsored by AAA 0.5 minutes
    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. Searchable transcript Captioned audiogram  Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
    If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.
    More details at the episode page. Transcript available in the transcript box. Listen to any episode on your Alexa device. Need help accessing resources locked behind a paywall? Check out this advice from Episode 32 to get what you need! https://youtu.be/JU_l76JGwVw?t=440  
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    American Association for Anatomy.
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    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society 
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    Mid-Winter Winterizing of Our Courses | Bonus Episode 63

    Mid-Winter Winterizing of Our Courses | Bonus Episode 63

    Host Kevin Patton alerts us to the potential impact of influenza and other outbreaks on our courses and provides advice and options for preparation, handling impacts, and more! In the absence of outbreaks, these tips also help cope with normal winter absences resulting from illnesses.
    00:42 | Why Winterize in Mid Winter?
    04:16 | Sponsored by AAA
    04:33 | Learning from Past Epidemics and Pandemics
    08:49 | Sponsored by HAPI
    09:11 | Staying Home. I Mean It!
    16:04 | Sponsored by HAPS
    21:49 | Survey Says...
    22:19 | Final Thoughts
    26:56 | Staying Connected
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    Just think: your family are the people most likely to give you the flu. (Jane Wagner)
    Why Winterize in Mid Winter? 3.5 minutes
    We are now in a flu (influenza) season and on the verge of a coronavirus pandemic. Maybe we should have talked about this earlier, eh? But better late than never!
    CDC expects ‘community spread’ of coronavirus, as top official warns disruptions could be ‘severe’ (news summary) my-ap.us/2TjciVO World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, say experts (news summary) my-ap.us/2vel7bp Image: influenza structure my-ap.us/2Vlk58u
     
    Sponsored by AAA 0.5 minutes
    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. Searchable transcript Captioned audiogram  Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
     
    Learning From Past Epidemics and Pandemics 4 minutes
    Back in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, St. Louis had a much lower impact than other major U.S. cities. The key was implementation of "social distancing," which we can implement in our personal lives—and in our courses.
    Quarantine during 1918 Spanish flu epidemic saves lives (retrospective on how closing things down helped stem an epidemic in St. Louis) my-ap.us/38VFJUJ Information About Social Distancing (fact sheet) my-ap.us/2TaEla1 Influenza—Flu (CDC information hub regarding influenza) my-ap.us/3a5W8WN Image: Spanish flu in St. Louis 1918 my-ap.us/3c4mABR


     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 0.5 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. 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 power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi
     
    Staying Home. I Mean It! 7 minutes
    Yeah, we want to come to school. We want our students to be regular participants in class. But, you know, sometimes the public good takes precedent over what we think is "right" or honorable.
    EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | Episode 23 (where I discuss keeping a close eye on student progress and participation) Bissinger's 75% dark chocolate (a St. Louis favorite; Kevin's favorite; your new favorite?) amzn.to/2uuoL0y Give Your Course a Half Flip With a Full Twist | Episode 6 (where I talk about that green pen)
     
    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. Don't forget the HAPS Awards, which provide assistance for participating in the HAPS Annual Conference.
    Anatomy & Physiology Society theAPprofessor.org/haps It's coming soon! Kevin’s Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | 2

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