Power Tips for Dissection Activities
TAPP Radio Episode 34
0:43 | Summer neuroscience workshop
3:45 | Ganglion cells
10:52 | Sponsored by HAPS
7:21 | Featured topic 1: Dissection lists
30:49 | Sponsored by AAA
30:02 | Featured topic 2: Pre-dissection practice
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Students don’t often realize that they are their own best teacher. (Sr. Virginia Brinks)
1 |Summer neuroscience workshop
Thirteenth Annual Summer Workshop: Hardware and Software Experiments to Teach Neuroscience. Kevin participated in an earlier version of this workshop and got a lot out of it.
- During 2019, partial costs associated with the Workshop (lodging in MU dorms + meals) will be provided by a grant.
- See Neuro Workshop Flyer Summer 2019
- 1-week Summer Course
- July 14 to July 20, 2019
- Starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 (travel days of Sunday 14 July and Sunday 21 July)
- Limited to 10 participants
- Deadline of February 15, 2019
- Review of applications may begin earlier
2 | Ganglion cells
Light-sensitive ganglion cells contain the visual pigment melanopsin that is involved a non-imaging kind of vision that helps us detect sunlight levels in our environment. This information helps us sync our biological clocks to our environment—and may affect our mood.
- Scientists Find A Brain Circuit That Could Explain Seasonal Depression (brief article and audio story)
- Luxotonic signals in human frontal-polar cortex: A possible substrate for effects of light on mood (abstract of a presentation at Neuroscience 2018)
- Light Affects Mood and Learning through Distinct Retina-Brain Pathways (research article)
- Ganglion cell (overview of the ganglion cell of the retina)
3 | Sponsored by HAPS
The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. Did you know there’s a one-day regional HAPS conference in March? Check it out. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.
4 | Dissections lists
Dissection lists are a type of “lab list” in which each structure required for discovery, familiarization, and/or mastery is listed in a clearly organized handout. This handout can be used by students for organizing learning and clarifying their learning objectives—and by teachers to help monitor student progress for effective coaching.
5 | Sponsored by AAA
The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org
6 | Pre-dissection practice activity
A simple handout with photographs of dissection specimens can be used by students to walk through their dissection activity before they arrive in the lab. This gives them a stronger preparation that a “cold start” in lab, which often gets chaotic of students aren’t practiced in finding structures.
- A similar approach can be used for learning the skeleton
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Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
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Preview of Episode 35
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on the big ideas (essential concepts) of the A&P course. There’s more… a few content updates… plus some word dissections, a toast to Elaine Marieb, and a recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club.
- News about how smell relates to stress
- News about how oxytocin works
- Cholesterol testing for cardiac risk – are changes coming?
- Big ideas – the essential concepts of A&P
- Apolipoprotein B (ApoB)
- A toast to the late Elaine Marieb
- Elaine Marieb obituary my-ap.us/MariebObit
- The Core Concepts of Physiology: A New Paradigm for Teaching Physiology
- by Joel Michael , William Cliff, Jenny McFarland, Harold Modell, Ann Wright
- Book details:
- 15 core concepts of physiology
- Explanations and applications of a concept-based approach to the physiology course
- Cell theory
- Levels of organization
- Cell–cell communication
- Cell membrane
- Flow down gradients
- Genes to proteins
- Mass balance
- Scientific reasoning
Last updated: October 24, 2019 at 1:24 am