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The A&P Professor Podcast
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Content updates and teaching advice for teachers of human anatomy & physiology (A&P) from professor, author, and mentor Kevin Patton. 

Have a question, comment, or an idea for an episode you'd like to hear—or in which you would like to participate or help plan? Contact host Kevin Patton. Or call the podcast hotline at 1-833-LION-DEN (1-833-546-6336).

For more details on each episode—including transcripts—please visit The A&P Professor website.

Jan 19, 2023

In Episode 131, Kevin Patton discusses the use of ChatGPT and other chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI) in teaching and learning. We learn what's going on, what to be concerned about, and what to look forward to. And how to keep breathing.

0:00:00 | Introduction

0:00:53 | What's a Chatbot and Why Should...


Jan 3, 2023

Host Kevin Patton revisits some classic segments from past episodes. In the first segment, he explains why he thinks storytelling is the heart of effective teaching. Then. he tells a brief version of his actin-myosin love story—a playful analogy to help students learn about muscle contraction.

00:00 |...


Dec 21, 2022

In yet another of our Winter Shorts episodes, Kevin Patton discusses his experience with Pre-Tests as a learning tool—not simply an assessment tool. Surprisingly, the use of Pre-Tests improved student scores on the regular tests.

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | What is a Pre-Test?

07:52 | Sponsored by AAA, HAPI, and...


Dec 8, 2022

In another of our Winter Shorts episodes, Kevin Patton discusses nine (or is it ten?) simple strategies for improving student learning of the human skeleton in the anatomy and physiology course.

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | Strategies for Learning the Skeleton

10:10 | Sponsored by AAA, HAPI, and HAPS

11:43 | More...


Nov 18, 2022

Episode 127 is one of our winter shorts, where I replay interesting segments from previous episodes. In this one, you'll hear about the role of platelets in immunity, how the Golgi apparatus gets its weird shape, exactly how hot mitochondria get, and why we may want to consider marking assignments and tests with a green...