Over the past year, we conducted interviews and evaluated feedback from many teachers. Based on your suggestions and insight, we're expanding the AES Anatomy and Physiology curriculum to split the body systems into individual modules.
That means our Anatomy and Physiology curriculum will go from being 13 units to 13 full learning modules!
This expansion will add roughly 80 curriculum hours of content and increase our coverage of anatomy and physiology course standards.
There are five exciting improvements you'll find in the expanded A&P curriculum:
You'll find an overview of each one below.
With this expansion, the student-led eLearning lessons will feature a more modern look and feel. These design changes include a new lesson player and new visual layouts for each lesson.
These design updates will make it easier for your students to read and understand the information presented on the screen.
Within the lessons, you and your students will notice that the medical illustrations and graphics in the A&P curriculum have been freshened up and modernized.
During development, the media team focused on adding graphics to enhance the content and increase student understanding. Specifically, you’ll see:
Splitting each body system into its own module requires adjustments to the assessments and questions for anatomy and physiology. As a result, we reviewed all of our questions to update them as necessary and added new questions where needed.
These changes will provide a fresh pool of questions to assess your students’ knowledge and understanding of the material.
A&P is a complex topic that requires many opportunities for students to review and practice with the content to understand it fully. To provide those opportunities and assist with knowledge retention, we have added new activities to each module’s Explore and Reinforce phases.
In the Explore phase, you’ll find fun trivia questions to motivate students to engage with the content. An example from the Sensory System module is: “Did you know the five traditional senses are derived from a philosopher? Want to know which one? You'll find out in this module.”
In the Reinforce phase, you’ll find a careers research project, a diseases and disorders research project, a crossword puzzle, and an advanced treatment research project.
These additions give you flexibility and options to tailor your reinforcement for each body system.
Axons, dendrites, and synapses, Oh My! Anatomy and Physiology has a lot of terminologies to remember and understand.
With this update, each eLearning lesson will have a glossary of terms to assist with your students’ learning.
As students go through the lesson, they can reference this glossary anytime they want to know more about a particular term.
Due to the size of this update, we do not have a final release date at this time. We are actively developing the content and are targeting early 2022.
The release date will be finalized in the second half of 2021.