Springfield Conference Workshop Schedule

Eastern Regional HAPS Conference Workshops March 15, 2014

Workshop #1                                     10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

PE Complex

Experiential Learning of Anatomy and Physiology Through the Use of Exercise Science Assessments

This session will offer those in attendance the opportunity to observe various Exercise Science related assessments that cover anatomy and physiology concepts in an applied setting.  Body composition, muscle activation, ventilatory and heart rate information will be obtained through applied assessments utilizing the BOD POD, EMG, and Metabolic Cart.
Presenters: Elizabeth O’Neill, Springfield College and Michelle Boland, Springfield College


Schoo-Bemis 210
Transcription, Translation, & Protein Structure

In this workshop, we will use DNA sequences to build specific mRNA structures and their resultant proteins. The proteins determined will then be incorporated into a protein modeling exercise--using colored beads and pipe cleaners to ultimately "build" alpha-helical proteins like dystrophin. Mutations,  like those resulting in Muscular Dystrophy, will also be introduced and students can observe the protein structure change from its mutated DNA sequence.

Presenter: Kristin Rosler, Johnson & Wales University

Schoo-Bemis 207
Using Universal Design for Learning for a more inclusive anatomy and physiology class

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that can include more learners and lead to improved student success.  By using UDL in your classroom it is possible to create a more active learning environment, increase student success, and maintain rigor in course content.  Dawn has been incorporating UDL for 15 years in her classes at Springfield Technical Community College and will help you to learn how to apply this approach in your classroom.  Cell Zone materials will be used for demonstration purposes only, and are not required for your classroom application of UDL.
Presenter:  Dawn Tamarkin, Springfield Technical Community College


Workshop #2                     11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Hickory 110
Effective Teaching Method, and Instant grasp on Leukemia and Blood Cell disorders using Visual Blood Cell Model (US Patent and Trademark Office #8,277,225)

Various human anatomic models are currently available as valuable tools to teach students in high school to medical school, and in doctor’s offices for patient’s quick understanding.  However, no blood cell model is available to understand leukemia and blood cell disorders. Therefore a novel blood cell visual model was invented. The model is simple, unique, 3-dimensional, and conveys facts within minutes. Teachers at all levels can use this blood cell model, and doctor’s can explain to patients who can instantly understand various types of leukemia and blood cell disorders. The model has received a US Patent & Trademark Office number.

Presenter: Lakshmi Atchison, Chestnut Hill College


Allied Health Building

Respect, Dignity and Chemicals? Considerations in the Human Anatomy Lab

This presentation will occur in the Human Anatomy lab, using human donors. As educators we must be aware of preservation chemicals, embalming protocols, exposure and safety for ourselves and students.  Discussion will relate to the development of safety protocols and procedures related to the use of human donor specimens.  Policies related to exposure of blood born products, brain tissue, and pregnancy will be discussed.  Key points in development of a safety manual and maintenance of material safety data sheets (MSDS) to meet OSHA standards will be discussed. Participants will have hands-on contact with human donors to facilitate the discussion.

Presenter:  Kathleen Pappas, Springfield College


The HAPS Laboratory Instructor Survey: A discussion of the preliminary data

The HAPS task force on Laboratory Learning Outcomes conducted an online survey of instructors for introductory undergraduate-level course sequences in human anatomy and physiology for the nursing and allied health student. The goal of this survey was to document the current learning outcomes and activities in the laboratory component of these courses. This workshop will review the preliminary survey data and discuss the role of the laboratory component in the introductory anatomy and physiology course.
Presenters: David Brashinger and Robert Curran, American Public

Schoo-Bemis 210
Breathing New Life into Dry Bones:  How Forensics and Comparative Anatomy Offer a New Dimension to Learning Human Osteology

Typical skeletal morphology laboratory exercises are largely observational, depend on memorization, and tend to be less active than other types of laboratory exercises that are more experimental in nature. Thus, students may view the process as painstaking and often tedious.  Here we offer simple techniques for infusing forensic anthropology and comparative and evolutionary anatomy routinely into skeletal anatomy labs.  Such techniques accomplish three important things that galvanize students to delve deeper into the subject matter and to facilitate learning: (1) “personalizing” the human skeleton (2) making anatomy more relevant, and (3) getting students in touch with their “inner animals”.
Presenters:  Gina Semprebon, Bay Path College and Dr. Ann Marie, Anna Maria College

Workshop #3                                       3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Title: Innovations in helping students succeed in the anatomy & physiology lab

Do your students struggle with lab concepts and procedures? Do they get lost in their lab manual? Do you struggle to keep your students engaged with hands-on lab activities? Please join Stephen Sarikas, author of Visual Anatomy & Physiology Lab Manual, as he shares a unique approach to lab instruction that encourages reading, stimulates learning, and promotes confidence and success in the anatomy & physiology lab.
Stephen N. Sarikas, Lasell College 

Schoo-Bemis 207
Recording Action Potentials from Intact Earthworms

I will discuss techniques to record action potentials from the intact anesthetized earthworm.  Techniques discussed will include 1) use of a recording chamber "cage" and 2) use of pin electrodes to record action potentials through the earthworm body wall. The pros and cons of each technique will be discussed.  These techniques eliminate the need for nerve cord dissection.   AD Instruments will provide the computer and cables for the pin electrode recording demonstration using their data acquisition software.
Presenter:  Tracy M. Hodgson, Northwestern University

Anatomy in real 3D with Visible Body


Visible Body's 3D apps provide accurate, engaging reference points to help students learn. From a collection of more than 80 stunning animations to more than 3,800 human body structures in engaging 3D, our software provides digital and mobile solutions for educational institutions across the globe. The content is comprehensive, the 3D environment is lab-like, and the apps' presentation of content is visually stunning. Come learn about our award-winning best seller, Human Anatomy Atlas, as well as Anatomy & Physiology and our line of Premium apps, which offer deep dives into the muscular, skeletal, and circulatory systems.

Presenter:  Robb Kneebone, Director of Business, Visible Body


Workshop #4                                     4:00 - 4:45 p.m.


Implementing Vision and Change:  An Update on the Partnership for Life Science Education Initiative’s (PULSE) Progress Toward Galvanizing Changes in Life Science Education in the United States

In 2012, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) appointed a group of 40 Life Science faculty and administrators as Leadership Fellows in their newly formed Partnership for Life Science Undergraduate Education (PULSE) initiative to develop strategies to support the recommendations in the 2011 Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action report (visionandchange.org). In this workshop, three fellows will report on projects and partner with participants for input to strengthen PULSE initiatives and provide resources for answering the “Call to Action" at participants' own institutions.
Presenters:  Gina Semprebon, Sharon Gusky, Thomas Jack



iA&P - Teaching Human Anatomy & Physiology with the iPad

Incorporation of technology in undergraduate science classrooms is not a new concept but often is not considered as fundamental as more traditional methods.  At Regis College students are supplied with iPads that they take with them to every class including A&P and expect this technology to be utilized in the delivery of content.  This workshop will discuss the experiences, benefits and potential pitfalls of having this technology as an integral component of the teaching of Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Shari Litch Gray, Regis College



Schoo-Bemis 210

Title:  I can do it myself, creating an effective model for an online science learning experience.


Abstract: Several science courses (Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, and Microbiology) have been developed with complete online instructions to allow students with flexibility in learning while maintaining completion of course outcomes. Lab kits are provided by eScience with comprehensive hands-on experiments include dissections, blood typing, protein and enzyme analysis, accessing microbial growth with specialized media, etc.  eScience provides students with full-color lab manuals, customizable kits, safety equipment, animations and  integration into an LMS.  Students are accessed by completing weekly material including discussions, comprehensive lab manual work, lecture and lab quizzes, lab reports with pictures/video documentation, practicals, and lecture exams.
Presenters:  Vicky L. Navaroli, Debra A Rajaniemi, and Kimberly Reese, Goodwin College