ADInstruments, HAPS and InsideScientific are excited to present this 4-part webinar series focused on current and updated teaching techniques in Anatomy and Physiology.
Science education has evolved in the face of recent challenges. While delivering content in remote learning environments is not necessarily ideal, and poses challenges to both educators and students, it has become necessary to keep everyone safe. But with this change also comes opportunity and benefits that only virtual learning can provide.
This series aims to share new and effective ways to teach students through remote learning and examinations. Experts will share their experiences, tools and best practices to help educators adapt to virtual learning while maintaining high levels of participation, interactivity, understanding and excitement.
Using SARS-CoV-2 to Teach Physiology and Science
Presented by Dee Silverthorn PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita of Physiology, The University of Texas at Austin
The sudden appearance of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the global pandemic of COVID-19, provide us a unique opportunity to show students science in action as researchers and healthcare professionals around the world scramble to understand the virus and its effects on the human body. In this presentation, we will explore some of the ways that we can incorporate today’s headlines into the curriculum by discussing the pathophysiology and pathology of SARS-CoV-2 infection and how it demonstrates the integration of body function across multiple organ systems.
My Cousin, the Tree: Integrating the Anatomy & Physiology of Plant and Human Biology
Presented by John R. Waters PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
Anatomy, physiology and general biology are traditionally taught in separate portions of a biology curriculum, and introductory A&P courses often lack an evolutionary biology emphasis. At Penn State, we have developed a Plant and Animal Biology course for undergraduate biology majors that integrates plant and animal biology around common themes, such as physical support, gas exchange, and energy acquisition, with an emphasis on A&P. Our goal is to help students organize their understanding of biology around larger themes common across the life sciences, and to see plants and animals (including humans), not as unrelated entities relegated to artificial boxes within a curriculum, but as evolutionary cousins in a diverse family of intimately related organisms.