Big Ideas: The Essential Concepts of A&P
TAPP Radio Episode 35
0:39 | Cholesterol & ApoB in Cardiac Risk
5:48 | How Oxytocin Works
9:49 | Sponsored by HAPS
10:11 | Smell Affects Cortisol / Stress
14:38 | Sponsored by AAA
14:52 | Featured: Big Ideas – Essential Concepts in A&P
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The big ideas are usually simple ideas. (David Ogilvy)
1 | Cholesterol & ApoB in Cardiac Risk
Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is the protein part of the lipoprotein particles in our bloodstream that contain cholesterol. In primary medical care, we often measure total low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) to help us determine risk for cardiovascular disease. As protocols are reviewed, some believe measuring ApoB is a better measure of cardiovascular risk.
- Is is time to retire cholesterol tests? (news article in Science) my-ap.us/2AEN4sw
- Apo B Test (summary of the Apo B blood test) my-ap.us/2AGg7fm
2 | How Oxytocin Works
We know oxytocin (OT) promotes labor contractions of the uterine myometrium. But how? New evidences helps explain the mechanism.
- Oxytocin can regulate myometrial smooth muscle excitability by inhibiting the Na+‐activated K+ channel, Slo2.1 (research article from The Journal of Physiology) my-ap.us/2AJsDLf
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 | Smell Affects Cortisol / Stress
Smells in our environment can increase or decrease blood cortisol levels, indicating modulation of our stress response. In particular, the smell of a romantic partner can reduce a woman’s stress. Hmmm. Might it also reduce test anxiety? Interesting…
- Why Sniffing Your Partner’s Shirt Helps Reduce Stress (brief article summarizing the research) my-ap.us/2AKT8Qf
- Stressed out? Try smelling your partner’s shirt (another brief article) my-ap.us/2ACl60D
- Olfactory cues from romantic partners and strangers influence women’s responses to stress. (the original research article) my-ap.us/2ALcBAl
- Helping Students With Test Anxiety | TAPP Episode 32 | Bonus
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 | Big Ideas – Essential Concepts in A&P
When telling the story of human structure & function, we want our students to identify the “big ideas” and even just the “kinda big ideas,” as well as both the “main characters” and “minor characters.” By making a habit of looking for the kinda big ideas, perhaps running a concept list to collect them, students may begin to understand the essential concepts of A&P. And it may help them see the connectness of the structures and functions of the body.
- Running Concept Lists Help Students Make Connections | TAPP Episode 8
- Storytelling is the Heart of Teaching A&P | TAPP Episode 12
- The Core Concepts of Physiology: A New Paradigm for Teaching Physiology
- by Joel Michael , William Cliff, Jenny McFarland, Harold Modell, Ann Wright
- Book details:
- Published on behalf of APS The American Physiological Society by Springer
- APS members: my-ap.us/APSCoreConceptsBook
- Bookstore: amzn.to/2GJd2Rb
- 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
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Preview of Episode 36
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on the big year (the first year) of The A&P Professor podcast (TAPP Radio). There’s more… some word dissections and recommendations from The A&P Professor Book Club.
- Feedback/questions from listener Adam Rich
- Have we discovered a new type of blood vessel?
- Looking back at the big ideas of the first year of this podcast
- Audible revolution: Online radio is booming thanks to iPods, cheap audio software and weblogs, reports Ben Hammersley (first proposed use of “podcast”) my-ap.us/2AZ4lwB
- In fimo
- In vitro
- In vivo
- Studies can be in vitro, in vivo and now ‘in fimo’ — in poop (brief description in Science News) my-ap.us/2ATJ5bN
- “In Fimo”: A Term Proposed for Excrement Examined Experimentally (article in Gastroenterology journal proposing new term) my-ap.us/2AYtDuM
- My favorite quote from the paper: “…we use the following term for the active enzymes extracted from an in fimo sample: poopernatant.”
- The Anatomist
- Book by Bill Hayes about Henry Gray and illustrator Henry Vandyke Carter, creators of Gray’s Anatomy
- Mentioned in The Silent Teacher; A Conversation with Aaron Fried | Episode 29
- Internet Surf and Turf-Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media
- Book by Barbara Waxer & Marsha Baum
- Mentioned in Using Media in Our A&P Course; Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28
- Check out The A&P Professor Book Club
Last updated: December 30, 2020 at 10:40 am