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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. 

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Aug 27, 2018

Master teachers focus more on promoting a culture of integrity than on specific anti-cheating strategies, but what are some practical ways to do that? Greg Clowther sings a song for A&P and challenges us to do the same. Button junctions in lymphatic capillaries explain how endothelial cells act as valves.

  • Greg Crowther sings A Physiologist's Blessing (3.5 min)
  • Button & zipper junctions in the lymphatic capillaries (7.5 min)
  • Methods to promote academic honesty and reduce cheating (28.5 min)

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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
Harper Lee


(0:44) If you keep up with the HAPS Blog from the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS), you may have already accept Dr. Greg Crowther's challenge to incorporate songs into your A&P course this semester. With his permission, here's a song from Greg that's great for the first day of class!

Dr. Greg Crowther teaches anatomy and physiology at Everett Community College (WA).  His peer-reviewed articles on enhancing learning with content-rich music have collectively been cited over 100 times.




(4:14) Are you familiar with the button junctions that connect overlapping endothelial cells in lymphatic capillaries in a way that forms valves? What about zippers? Where do they fit into the story? (They do.) Here are some links to the details behind a great demo that Kevin shares for understanding lymphatic structure and function.




(11:55) One way to approach "the cheating issue" in our courses is to promote a culture of academic honesty from the start. But how do we do that? Kevin shares some practical tips you can use for a comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining a culture of professional and academic integrity in your A&P courses (or any courses, really).

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