Mar 25, 2019
Host Kevin Patton focuses on the use of eponyms (terms named for a person) in modern anatomy and physiology teaching. What are the pros and cons...and controversies? Find out in this episode!
00:43 | What is an Eponym?
06:16 | Sponsored by HAPS
06:57 | Modern Use of Eponyms
16:26 | Sponsored by AAA
17:16 | Another Problem with Eponyms
22:01 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
22:34 | How to Deal with Eponyms in Our A&P Course
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The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable. (Pierre Paul Broca)
An eponym is a term named after a person. A toponym is named for a place.
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Eponyms are going out of fashion. For some very good reasons. When we do use them, there are some common practices that A&P teachers should pay attention to.
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There are some historical and social controversies surrounding many eponyms. This begs the question: why should we continue to use them?
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Eponyms may be best left behind, but sometimes we can't avoid them. How do we emphasize the pitfalls of eponym use with students who will certainly face the lingering use of them in professional settings? Perhaps the best approach is bilingualism (descriptive terms AND eponyms).
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