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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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Nov 5, 2018

Aaron Fried returns for a second conversation about anatomical specimens, this time discussing illustrations based on executed Nazi prisoners. Plus updates on epigenetics, handedness in cells, HAPS sponsorship, making course content accessible to all students. Oh, and your homework.

00:40 | Listen up: feedback on accommodating hearing impairment
05:06 | HAPS is now a sponsor of this podcast!
06:36 | Update in epigenetics
10:07 | Handedness in cells
13:45 | Featured: The Nazi Anatomists (a chat with Aaron Fried)


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I never teach the same course twice. (Elie Wiesel)


1 | Listen up!

4.5 minutes

Feedback from listener Ron Parente leads to a discussion of how accommodating for hearing impairments and other challenges actually help all learners—not just those needing accommodation. Have questions, comments, stories, or ideas related to accommodating student needs? Pass them along for a future episode focused on this topic.

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2 | HAPS is now a sponsor of this podcast

1.5 minutes

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is now 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.

 HAPS logo


3 | Update in epigenetics

3.5 minutes

Epigenetic inheritance is known to involve various factors impacting DNA, such as methylation. We are now seeing roles for RNAs, including the long RNAs from sperm than enable epigenetic inheritance via the male parent.


4 | Handedness in cells

3 minutes

Chirality is "handedness" or the characteristics of having mirror-image versions. You may be familiar with this phenomenon in cells, but did you know it also occurs in cells? New research suggests that a change in handedness in diabetes mellitus may explain how blood vessels get leaky.

chirality in cells


5 | 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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