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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.

Sep 10, 2018

Is there a newly discovered micro-organ in our lymph nodes? Perhaps we should be modeling professional integrity for our students.

00:42 | A new micro-organ in our lymph nodes?
05:31 | Daily Nuzzel newsletter with curated headlines for A&P teachers
07:18 | Succeed in A&P podcast mentioned us!
09:04 | Featured: Modeling professional integrity
18:36 | The A&P Student blog

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I don't think it works very well to tell our students to be ethical. We have to show them what ethical looks like.
Kevin Patton


1 | A New Micro-Organ? 4.5 minutes

One headline announced the discovering of a new human micro-organ. It turns out, researchers have found a distinct structure just beneath the capsule of lymph nodes called the subcapsular proliferative focus (SPF) where memory B cells hang out—not deep in the germinal center (GC).  This puts them in a good position to be activated by macrophages acting as antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and mount a strong secondary immune response.

SPF in lymph node


2 | Curated daily headlines in the Nuzzel newsletter 

2 minutes

Sign up for a free email subscription to Kevin's daily headlines curated especially for A&P teachers.


3 | Succeed in A&P podcast 2 minutes

The A&P Professor podcast received a couple of mentions in Jim Connely's podcast Succeed in A&P. Check out the August 31 episode, featuring Krista Rompolski!

succed in A&P podcast


4 | 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. 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.

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

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posterior human skeleton

  Vesalius: The Fabric of the Human Body


5 | The A&P Student 3.5 minutes

The A&P Professor is Kevin Patton's blog for A&P students. You can link to the blog, or to any specific post within the blog, from your course materials (syllabus, course page, learning management system, emails/messages to students). Kevin (mostly Jenny, his wife) sends out bookmarks you can distribute to your students. This wacky bookmark has an anatomical illustration of eyeballs in their orbits on the obverse and information (including URL) about the blog on the reverse. If you mention that you are a podcast listener, you'll also get the almost coveted The A&P Professor label pin (authorized for use on your academic attire).

Eyeball bookmark


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