Autoimmune diseases

Hi everyone – just a couple updates. First, a note on lecture format – it seems like the YouTube videos are working well, but the mp4 files are causing problems (probably because of their size). So for today’s lecture, I’ve just posted the YouTube link, not the mp4 file. Let me know if that works for you guys.

Second – I haven’t been able to schedule office hours during lecture this week because of prior commitments – but please just drop me an email if you have any questions on the material. We can always set up a quick zoom meeting to chat if that would help.

Quiz 1 Kahoot and scores

It was great to see you guys today! Thanks for taking part, and for being patient 🙂 As I mentioned, no need to email me your score (although thanks if you already did so) – I’ll be adding the full 15 points for everyone on Canvas later today. I posted Kahoot for today’s quiz on our Kahoots page in case you want to go through it again sometime.

Today’s Zoom links and lecture

Just a quick update to let you know that the lectures page has been updated with the Zoom links for Quiz 1 and today’s office hours. Also, we will be using last year’s Mediasite lecture recording for our Immunology Overview lecture. It is only about 45 minutes long, so that fits nicely into our 10:10 – 11:00 slot (which means we will be able to stick to our schedule – no moving or messing with any of our other lectures).

See you soon!

Quiz 1 info, Zoom office hours, and YouTube videos

Just some quick information and a few updates…

Quiz 1 Info

Here’s some information on what the quiz will cover, how it will be administered, etc.

  • Quiz 1 is scheduled for Monday, June 9 (9:05 – 9:55).
  • We’ll be doing the quiz live over Zoom (the meeting link is on our Lectures page).
  • The quiz will be worth 15 points (you can see how that fits into our total course points on the Grading section at the bottom of our About page).
  • It will cover all of our lectures so far (cell injury, inflammation, and tissue repair).
  • We’ll be using Kahoot to administer the quiz (much like the exam reviews we did in Histology). I’ll give you about a minute and a half for each question, and then after each question, I’ll explain why it’s right or wrong, and take any questions you guys may have.
  • You’ll be able to use your notes and talk to each other about the questions.
  • For grading purposes, I’ll have you use your x500 when you sign into Kahoot; that way I’ll know who you are and be able to export the grades into Canvas.

That’s all the info I can think of…let me know if you have questions!

Zoom Office Hours

One thing (among many!) that I miss about our in-person lectures is that I don’t get to talk to you guys! I miss saying hi and chatting before class, and I also miss having the opportunity to answer questions after class.

So to make up for that, I’m going to schedule an optional Zoom meeting at the same time as our online lectures (so as not to disrupt your schedule or fill up your lunch hour). I’ll just keep the meeting open, and if you have any questions, or just want to chat, you can join.

I’m calling these sessions “Zoom office hours” so they don’t sound like required meetings. Zoom links will be located next to each lecture on our Lecture page (I’ve got one up so far – the rest will be up soon!).

YouTube Videos

Some of you mentioned that it would be nice to have the option to change the playback speed on our videos. I agree! WordPress videos don’t have that function – but YouTube does, so I’m uploading our videos to YouTube.

For our regular lecture videos, you’ll find the YouTube link next to each lecture on the Lectures page. For the summary videos, I just embedded them on the Summary Videos page.

Let me know if you run into any issues with the YouTube versions of our videos!

Summary post about wound healing

From time to time, I’ll be pointing you towards posts from my other website, Pathology Student, that I think might be useful for you. Please know that reading these posts is totally optional! I don’t want to bombard you with information – but I also want to be sure I give you different ways to help you learn/review the material.

So just like the crosswords (by the way, there’s one on cell injury, inflammation, and tissue repair), Kahoots, and summary videos, use (or don’t use) these Pathology Student posts as you see fit.

So – here’s a Pathology Student post called How to Heal a Cat Scratch that summarizes first and second intention wound healing.

Inflammation Lecture Summary

Here’s another lecture summary I put together – this one covers both of the Inflammation lectures given this week. Like the other lecture summary I put together for Cell Injury, this summary hits the most important points from the lectures, and I’ll be writing test questions directly from this summary – so if you understand the stuff in this summary, you should be good for the exam.

I also have a few posts on Pathology Student that might be helpful (totally optional – use or don’t use these as you see fit):

Cell Injury Lecture Summary

To help you focus your studying, I made a summary of today’s Cell Injury lecture (parts I and II). This lecture covers a lot of ground, and it’s super detailed – so I wanted to cut it down a bit. So this summary covers the things I think are most important from the lecture. I’ll be writing questions directly from this summary – so if you understand everything in here, you should be good for the exam.

I also have a couple posts on my website, PathologyStudent, that you might find helpful (totally optional, though – so just use them as you see fit):