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Jan 2, 2024

Episode 145 of The A&P Professor podcast is one of our winter shorts, where I replay interesting segments from previous episodes. In this one, you'll hear about the trials and tribulations of teaching and learning pronunciations of anatomy and physiology terminology. Including why the instructor is ALWAYS correct!

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | Variations in Anatomy & Physiology Pronunciations

10:24 | Say Anatomy & Physiology Terms Out Loud

20:30  | Staying Connected

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Guess what? this is one of our winter shorts! Yep, that's right, it's a shorter-than-usual episode in which I present one or two, or maybe three or four, classic, evergreen segments from previous episodes that are remastered, reconstituted, and recycled for your listening and learning pleasure. But mainly it's to give me a break for self-care over the holiday season. We'll be back to our regular programming in late January.


Variations in Anatomy & Physiology Pronunciations

9.5 minutes

Pronunciations in any language differ for a variety of reasons. This happens in A&P terminology, too. This segment was first heard in Episode 16.

★ How Do YOU Pronounce It? | Episode 16 (the original broadcast of this episode)

★ How do you pronounce it? (Kevin’s blog post on this topic)★ Dorland’s Medical Dictionary (a respected standard)

★ 4 ways to correctly pronounce anatomy terms (brief article with video from Kenhub)

★ Brief Atlas of the Human Body and Quick Guide to the Language of Science and Medicine for Anatomy & Physiology (packaged with the Patton Anatomy & Physiology text, but available separately, includes pronunciation guidance)

★ Kenneth S. Saladin (I mention Ken’s workshops on pronunciation)

Flashcards: Hidden Powers | Episode 58 and More Flashcards: Hidden Powers Unleashed | Episode 59 (using flashcards to learn pronunciation)

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Say Anatomy & Physiology Terms Out Loud

10 minutes

It sounds wacky, for sure, but students reading complex terms out loud before reading the textbook can helps speed up reading and improve comprehension. This segment was first heard in Episode 20.

★ Reading A&P Terms Out Loud Helps Reading Comprehension | Episode 20 (the original broadcast of this segment)

★ Reading Information Aloud to Yourself Improves Memory (article from Neuroscience News)

★ This time it’s personal: the memory benefit of hearing oneself (journal article in Memory)

★ Reading Terms in A&P (post in The A&P Professor blog; has additional links to resources)

★ Reading Scientific Terms (post in The A&P Student blog; you can provide this link to students)

★ Word Lists Help Students Build Their Mental Lexicon (post in the Patton Anatomy & Physiology blog)

★ Say It Out Loud 18 Times (post in o-log-y blog)



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