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The A&P Professor Podcast
TAPP Radio

Content updates and teaching advice for teachers of human anatomy & physiology (A&P) from professor, author, and mentor Kevin Patton. 

Have a question, comment, or an idea for an episode you'd like to hear—or in which you would like to participate or help plan? Contact host Kevin Patton. Or call the podcast hotline at 1-833-LION-DEN (1-833-546-6336).

For more details on each episode—including transcripts—please visit The A&P Professor website.

Jun 25, 2018

Why we should encourage A&P students to say the difficult terms out loud before reading. Will we ever pin down the number of genes in the human genome? Get a free book of brain facts from the Society for Neuroscience. Please help Kevin extend the reach of TAPP Radio! Summer is a good time to binge listen all the episodes of this podcast, perhaps enjoying the beverage of your choice (mine is iced tea...unsweet).

How many genes in the human genome? (3.5 min)
Free book of brain facts (2.5 min)
Expand the reach of this podcast (3.5 min)
Why students should read A&P terms out loud (10 min)

Binge much? (1 min)


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(0:43) New research increases the number of coding genes in the human genome up from around 19,000 or so genes to just over 21,000 genes.



(4:12) Brain Facts book: great summary of basic concepts of neuroscience (with great pictures).

  • Brain Facts (from Society of Neuroscience; has links to low- and high-resolution PDFs, audio files of previous editions, and requests for free print versions for educators)




(6:50) I ask your help to spread the news and share this podcast with others who might be interested. Or complete strangers. Okay, maybe just folks you know who are actual A&P teachers or have related interests.



(10:23) It sounds wacky, for sure, but reading complex terms out loud before reading the textbook can helps speed up reading and improve comprehension.

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(20:57) Even if you've already heard them all, it's worth your while to listen again, starting at Episode 1 and working your way through. If you know you've missed some previous episodes, that's an even better reason to binge!

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