Podcast lectures

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    I just wanted to pass along an idea that helps me with my studies, in case it might be useful to anybody who isn’t already doing this. I have an iPod (but any MP3 player would do) and went looking on iTunes for podcasts. There are some great educational ones out there! I have downloaded entire semesters’ worth of lectures on A&P, for instance, and listened to them in my car driving to school, errands, etc. Hearing the same info I was learning in class but put another way was, for me, really helpful. I found that many times in tests, memories of the podcast lecture would pop into my head and lead me in the right direction.

    You do have to kiss a few frogs to find the prince (a few next-to-useless podcasts but some real gems), but if you have a player, I highly recommend you give it a try. I’m currently working my way through a huge batch of micro lectures in anticipation of starting the class in January, and I really feel as though I have a head start.

    Happy New Year everyone!
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    I found an entire semester's worth of ANP1 lectures on itunes, and I listen to them while I'm at work. I'm also going to bring a digital voice recorder to my ANP class when it starts next month and turn them into my own private podcast to listen to while at work also.
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    Quote from Lennonninja
    I'm also going to bring a digital voice recorder to my ANP class when it starts next month and turn them into my own private podcast to listen to while at work also.
    That's exactly what I'm going to do, although I can't listen at work (work at home but need to concentrate on grading papers, answering email questions, etc.) Hubby bought me a digital recorder for Christmas, and I aim to relisten to my teachers' lectures in the car.

    Good luck!
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    I'm lucky with my job because I work in the medical records dept of a huge doctors group; I work with the electronic health records (paperless system) so I'm allowed to listen to my ipod all day
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    Quote from Lennonninja
    I found an entire semester's worth of ANP1 lectures on itunes, and I listen to them while I'm at work. I'm also going to bring a digital voice recorder to my ANP class when it starts next month and turn them into my own private podcast to listen to while at work also.
    I don't have an iTunes account. Do you have to pay for these podcasts?
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    Quote from LoriS
    I don't have an iTunes account. Do you have to pay for these podcasts?
    Hi Lori,

    No, you don't have to pay for them. I'm sorry--I should have made that clear. You pay for music from iTunes but not podcasts. You can also download podcasts directly from their original websites, but I have never done that because it is just so simple to do it via iTunes. Also, it's easy to find stuff in iTunes and "subscribe" to a podcast so that you get new epidoses (if there are any).

    I think you can just download iTunes and get started without paying anything. I have only ever bought a couple of things from them, and I had been using the program long before I did that.

    Have fun.
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    Quote from Scooter321
    Hi Lori,

    No, you don't have to pay for them. I'm sorry--I should have made that clear. You pay for music from iTunes but not podcasts. You can also download podcasts directly from their original websites, but I have never done that because it is just so simple to do it via iTunes. Also, it's easy to find stuff in iTunes and "subscribe" to a podcast so that you get new epidoses (if there are any).

    I think you can just download iTunes and get started without paying anything. I have only ever bought a couple of things from them, and I had been using the program long before I did that.

    Have fun.
    Hi,

    I just recently discovered the educational podcasts on ITunes. I downloaded a whole bunch of A&P, cardiac medicine, Critical care/Emergency medicine, etc. I haven't had a chance to listen to any of them yet.

    Maybe you could post some links to the ones you think are the best? I'll do the same in the next few days when I get a chance to listen.

    Thanks!
    Kris
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    I have gone into my iTunes but can’t find a reasonably easy way of getting links for you. I can say that I found the A&P podcasts by Dr. Bonner to be very useful. There are two sets—Anatomy & Physiology General and Anatomy & Physiology Advanced. These correlated more or less, body-system wise, with A&P I and II respectively. She tends to repeat herself a lot, but once I got used to that I found her lectures pretty useful.

    I also found a collection by Dr. Kerry Henrickson, named “BIO 202 (human anatomy & physiology II)” which seem pretty good. I only discovered these close to the end of my A&P II course so have not listened to many of them.

    Then there are “Biology 2110/2120: Lectures on Anatomy and Physiology” lectures by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo. I listened to quite a few of these, but his style takes a little getting used to. J

    Right now I am making my way through “BIO 205: Microbiology.” I just realized that they are also by Dr. Kerry Henrickson (see BIO 202 above). She has been a busy little lecturer!

    I have a collection called “Human Physiology” by Andy Anderson too, but I haven’t listened to any of those yet so can’t comment either way.

    Hopefully, even without direct links you will be able to find these and give them a try.

    I also have a few other science/health oriented podcasts that I like but that are aimed at the general public so are not terribly useful for study.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote from Scooter321
    I have gone into my iTunes but can’t find a reasonably easy way of getting links for you. I can say that I found the A&P podcasts by Dr. Bonner to be very useful. There are two sets—Anatomy & Physiology General and Anatomy & Physiology Advanced. These correlated more or less, body-system wise, with A&P I and II respectively. She tends to repeat herself a lot, but once I got used to that I found her lectures pretty useful.

    I also found a collection by Dr. Kerry Henrickson, named “BIO 202 (human anatomy & physiology II)” which seem pretty good. I only discovered these close to the end of my A&P II course so have not listened to many of them.

    Then there are “Biology 2110/2120: Lectures on Anatomy and Physiology” lectures by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo. I listened to quite a few of these, but his style takes a little getting used to. J
    Those are the ones that I listen to as well
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    Thanks for all the info, everybody. I wanted to add one other podcast that I love. It's called Vital Signs, and it's part of Discover Magazine. It really helps me understand how clinicians puzzle out complicated medical cases. And it also gets me used to hearing medical lingo. You can see it here:

    http://discovermagazine.com/podcasts/

    You can either download it directly from discovermagazine.com, or you can go to their iTunes url (listed on the webpage above). They tend to be 20 minutes or less -- great for the commute to school or work!


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