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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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Apr 20, 2020

Join host Kevin Patton as he provides a simple recipe for remote teaching, reveals his new (free) eBook, explains the value of video walk-throughs, tells why he wants to be like Zoom, and gives sources for resources.

00:48 | Book Club: Pandemic Teaching
04:01 | Sponsored by AAA
04:35 | Simple Ideas for Pandemic Teaching
18:54 | Sponsored by HAPI
19:57 | Zoombombing Revisited
23:08 | Sponsored by HAPS
24:00 | Video Walk-throughs
27:37 | Pandemic Teaching Resources
28:25 | Sponsored by ADInstruments
29:43 | Staying Connected

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The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. (John Dewey)


Book Club: Pandemic Teaching

3 minutes

  • Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty
  • For the complete list (and more) go to
  • Special opportunity
    • Contribute YOUR book recommendation for A&P teachers!
      • Be sure include your reasons for recommending it
    • Any contribution used will receive a $25 gift certificate
    • The best contribution is one that you have recorded in your own voice (or in a voicemail at 1-833-LION-DEN)
  • For the complete list (and more) go to


Sponsored by AAA

0.5 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

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

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

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Simple Ideas

14.5 minutes

Kevin offers a simple formula—based on simple ideas—for us to quickly set up a remote course.

  • This segment is based on a presentation given at the April 9, 2020, HAPS Town Hall Meeting.
  • The video version:

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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


Zoombombing Revisited

3 minutes

Zoombombing involves unwanted intrusion into our web meetings. There are ways to avoid this however!

  • Check out the Zoombombing segment in the previous episode
  • A Message to Our Users (Zoom's plan for preventing Zoombombing)
  • Zoom: Support during the COVID-19 pandemic (Zoom's set of resources)
  • Settings to Prevent Zoom-Bombing: How to safely host public meetings on Zoom without being interrupted by uninvited attendees. (tips from Occidental College)
    • ‘Zoombombing’ Attacks Disrupt Classes (article discussing the importance of familiarizing yourself with the settings in your web meeting platform to avoid intrusive and offensive interruption)
    • How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event (post from Zoom on how to manage settings for safety)
    • Are Zoom Chats Private? Here’s Why You Should Think Before Opening The App (Forbes article)
    • ‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform (article from The Guardian)
  • Bonus tools
    • Web Meeting & Webinar Skills (student handout you can use or adapt for your course)
    • Web Meeting-Webinar Security Tips (faculty resource for preventing unwanted disruptions)
    • The two bonus tools are found only in the TAPP app
      • Getting the TAPP app
      • The TAPP app is an easy way to share this podcast
      • Even folks who don't know how to access a podcast can download an app
  • 5-minutes to a Great Virtual Meeting Experience (Steve Stewart's video summarizing what he's learned about doing web meetings. You can share this with your students, too.)

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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. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Video Walk-throughs

3.5 minutes

Video walk-throughs—screencasts—but effective way to help students navigate their way into and through our online course platforms and other tools. Here are some tips for doing that.

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Pandemic Teaching Resources

1 minute

The A&P Professor website now as a page dedicated to pandemic teaching from our archives, our sponsors, and elsewhere.

Pandemic Teaching

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Offer from ADInstruments

1.5 minutes

Episode sponsor ADInstruments is offering their  Lt online learning platform with content for laboratory solutions in physiology, anatomy, and biology free at this time to help professors get ready-to-go, quality online lab experiences quickly.

🡲 Just go to to get this offer.
And tell 'em The A&P Professor podcast is where you heard about it!


If you want to check out the possibilities for your course, check out the weekly live Lt workshops at

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