Dr. Krista Rompolski joins us for a Journal Club episode discussing a study regarding whether it's best to have a separate anatomy course followed by a physiology course, or to combine anatomy & physiology into an integrated two-semester sequence. We've all considered this question, haven't we? Now we have some data to discuss!
00:00 | Introduction
00:45 | Journal Club
02:46 | Summary of Article
07:23 | Long-Term Retention Sucks Either Way
19:39 | Sponsored by AAA
20:35 | Cover Everything?
33:33 | Sponsored by HAPI
34:44 | Detailing the Level of Detail
50:00 | Sponsored by HAPS
50:48 | What's Best?
54:27 | Staying Connected
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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. (Nelson Mandela)
It's time for another Journal Club with Dr. Krista Rompolski!
Krista briefly summarizes the key elements of the study that serves as the jumping-off point for this episode's discussion. All the facts, with no filler.
★ Student preference for course approach to pedagogically different methodologies in anatomy and physiology (article from Advances in Physiology Education) AandP.info/fgm
Which is better? Anatomy, then Physiology—or combined Anatomy & Physiology?> Let's face it, as Krista points out in this segment, long-term retention sucks either way. In this segment, we go beyond that rather flip gut reaction we can all identify with to some more profound ideas about what this study means for us.
★ Faculty Mindsets & Minority Student Achievement Gaps | Journal Club | TAPP 71 (episode referenced in this segment)
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Continuing the conversation in this segment, we wonder how much we should be teaching in our courses and whether integrated A&P courses allow us to "have it all" by allowing us to "remember less" because we can revisit important concepts later on, as needed. We also remind ourselves that we don't have to cover every objective recommended for the A&P course or that is in the textbook.
★ Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 83 (episode referenced in this segment)
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We explore the idea of the amount of content in the A&P course as "being easy" versus "being manageable." Is an overwhelming course really best for students? Or is the main goal to provide a foundation upon which students can slowly build after leaving our course?
★ General trends in skeletal muscle coverage in undergraduate human anatomy and anatomy and physiology courses (one of the studies from "the land of O'Loughlin" referenced in this episode) AandP.info/mlq
★ Skeletal muscle coverage in undergraduate courses: a comparison of stand-alone human anatomy and anatomy and physiology (A&P) courses (another study from "the land of O'Loughlin) AandP.info/5m0
★ “What Bones And Bony Features Are You Teaching Your Students?” A Survey Of Skeletal System Coverage In Undergraduate Human Anatomy And Physiology Courses (yep, another one) AandP.info/ei0
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The definitive, immutable answer to the question of which is better, combined A&P or separate A and P.
Contributors: Krista Rompolski
Mentions: Jessica A Adams, Bryan M. Dewsbury, Valerie O'Loughlin
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