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Dec 8, 2022

In another of our Winter Shorts episodes, Kevin Patton discusses nine (or is it ten?) simple strategies for improving student learning of the human skeleton in the anatomy and physiology course.

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | Strategies for Learning the Skeleton

10:10 | Sponsored by AAA, HAPI, and HAPS

11:43 | More Strategies for Learning the Skeleton

20:30 | Staying Connected


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Guess what? This is another one of our winter shorts! Yep, that's right, it's a shorter-than-usual episode in which I present one or two, or maybe three or four, classic, evergreen segments from previous episodes that are remastered, reconstituted, and recycled for your listening and learning pleasure. But mainly it's to give me a break for self-care over the holiday season. We'll be back to our regular programming in late January.


Strategies for Learning the Skeleton

9 minutes

Learning the bones and bone markings of the skeleton can be an early, scary experience for A&P students. How can we prepare and support our students to learn the skeleton effectivelyโ€”and learn skills to help them in their continuing studies of human anatomy? This is the first half of a popular segment from a classic episode.

โ˜… This segment was first heard in Nine Super Strategies for Teaching the Skeleton | Episode 10

โ˜… Bone Names (Kevin's tip page for A&P students; located in the Lion Den website)

โ˜… โ˜… Short URL (to provide to students) is

โ˜… โ˜… Provides a brief intro to bone naming and how that helps a student learn bones and markings

โ˜… โ˜… Provides 2 videos that walk students through the process of understanding bone names as a method of learning

โ˜…โ˜… Contains highlighted links to helpful lists

โ˜… โ˜… โ˜… Lists are available as a docx or PDF "handouts" to use for study

โ˜… โ˜… Lists are also available as an interactive table on the web (can be sorted)

โ˜… โ˜… โ˜… โ˜… Access to lists requires a free registration in the Lion Den website

Skeletal Posts (from Kevin's blog The A&P Student, includes all advice for students on studying the skeleton)

Winter Short: Nine (or Ten) Strategies for Learning the Skeleton | TAPP 128

Sponsored by AAA, HAPI, and HAPS

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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

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The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instructionโ€”the MS-HAPIโ€”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 at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!


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More Strategies for Learning the Skeleton

9 minutes

We continue with the second half of this remastered segment from a classic episode, this time reviewing five more strategies to help students learn the skeleton.

โ˜… This segment was first heard in Nine Super Strategies for Teaching the Skeleton | Episode 10

โ˜… More on flashcards:

โ˜… โ˜… Flashcards: Hidden Powers | Episode 58

โ˜… โ˜… More Flashcards: Hidden Powers Unleashed | Episode 59

โ˜… โ˜… Even More Flashcards: Ultimate Hidden Powers Unleashed | Episode 60

โ˜… โ˜… New Terms (student-focused tips on using advanced flashcard strategies for anatomy and physiology, from the Lion Den)



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