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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 23, 2020

In this episode, we have a chat with Roy Meals, author of Bones: Inside and Out. We discuss what our students should know about bones and how that fits into their journey as learners. And we talk about how to make complex topics make sense to our students. Grab a drink and turn up the volume, we're going to tell some bone stories!

  • 00:46 | Dr. Roy A. Meals MD
  • 03:30 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 04:21 | Student Engagement with Bone
  • 16:52 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 17:54 | Telling the Story of Bones
  • 32:50 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 33:39 | The Beauty of Bone
  • 35:20 | Staying Connected


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Dr. Roy A. Meals

2.5 minutes

We meet Dr. Roy A. Meals, orthopedic surgeon, educator, and author.

Thanks to listener Dr. David Allard, who started me on the path to connecting with Dr. Meals.

Roy Meals holding a femur


Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at

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Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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Student Engagement with Bones

12.5 minutes

We chat with Roy Meals about what students should appreciate about bones.

cover of Bones: Inside and Out


Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction


Telling the Story of Bones

15 minutes

Telling the story of bone. And stories about bone.

bones of the hand


Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is 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. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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The Beauty of Bone

1.5 minutes

We wrap up our chat.

sketch of a lumbar vertebra from Gray's Anatomy


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