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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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Dec 30, 2019

Second of three episodes about flashcards reveals more behind the use of this tool for learning anatomy & physiology. The term pseudogene may cause problems. A junk-DNA analogy. Bonus track: Delta Wave Radio Hour.

00:47 | Pseudogenes
08:10 | Sponsored by AAA
08:49 | Pseudogene Analogy
12:35 | Sponsored by HAPI
13:18 | Need Some Sleep?
18:20 | Sponsored by HAPS
19:08 |  Flashcards Again
28:16 | Survey Says...
29:21 | Flashcard Learning Tricks
43:05 | More Flashcards
34:31 | Staying Connected
46:26 | Delta Wave Radio Hour (BONUS)

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7.5 minutes

Are we doing our students the best service by emphasizing the classic definition of a pseudogene as a gene "without function?" Discuss.


Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minutes

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Pseudogene Analogy

3.5 minutes

  • Junk DNA, or pseudogenes, is a rather abstract concept for beginning learners, so perhaps an analogy is in order.

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Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. 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 power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Need Some Sleep?

5 minutes

Sleep science suggests that podcasts can be useful in helping us fall asleep. This podcast may be especially useful as a safe and effective sleep aid. Listen to this segment to find out why. If you can stay awake for it.

  • Science Supports Your Habit of Falling Asleep to Stupid Podcasts (feature health article)
  • The influence of white noise on sleep in subjects exposed to ICU noise (study of white noise to help induce sleep)
  • Sleep With Me (podcast specifically for sleep inducement)
  • Sleep Headphones Wireless, Perytong Bluetooth Sports Headband Headphones with Ultra-Thin HD Stereo Speakers Perfect for Sleeping,Workout,Jogging,Yoga,Insomnia, Air Travel, Meditation

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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. Don't forget the HAPS Awards, which provide assistance for participating in the HAPS Annual Conference.

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Flashcards Again

9 minutes

  • Part of our role as teachers is to be learning therapists who help our students diagnose barriers to learning and then develop effective treatment plans to become better learners.
  • Flashcards: Hidden Powers | Episode 58

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Survey Says...

1 minute



Flashcard Learning Tricks

13.5 minutes

More Flashcards

1.5 minutes

  • Yep, there's more about flashcards coming in the third part of this series. Check out Episode 60 when the time comes.
  • As promised, I reveal the secret of the levitating flashcard. But the only way to access this video is by using the TAPP app, where the bonus video resides.
    • Plays episodes of this podcast
    • Plus bonus material (PDF hanounds, images, videos)
    • Free of charge
      • Lots of great features and functionality
      • Easy way to share this podcast
        • Even folks who don't know how to access a podcast can download an app
      • Getting the TAPP app

Delta Wave Radio Hour

6.5 minutes

  • Need to fall asleep fast? Listen to Dr. ZZzzz drone on about Influenza, using information from the CDC, in this popular fictional podcast.
  • Please do not drive or operate machinery while listening to this bonus track after the episode close.
  • Dedicated to Dic and Ellen.

Delta Wave Radio Hour


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