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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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Jan 10, 2019

Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on the big ideas (essential concepts) of the A&P course.

 big idea


There's more... a few content updates... plus some word dissections, a toast to Elaine Marieb, and a recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club.

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.5 minute

  • News about how smell relates to stress
  • News about how oxytocin works
  • Cholesterol testing for cardiac risk - are changes coming?
  • Big ideas - the essential concepts of A&P

Word Dissections

9.5 minutes

  • Dissection
    • Section
  • Concept
  • Gradient
  • Apolipoprotein B (ApoB)

Elaine Marieb

1.5 minute

Book Club

3.5 minutes

  • The Core Concepts of Physiology: A New Paradigm for Teaching Physiology
    • by Joel Michael , William Cliff, Jenny McFarland, Harold Modell, Ann Wright
  • Book details:
  • 15 core concepts of physiology
    • Explanations and applications of a concept-based approach to the physiology course
    • Concepts:
      • Evolution
      • Homeostasis
      • Causality
      • Energy
      • Structure/function
      • Cell theory
      • Levels of organization
      • Cell–cell communication
      • Cell membrane
      • Flow down gradients
      • Genes to proteins
      • Interdependence
      • Mass balance
      • Physics/chemistry
      • Scientific reasoning

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