Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development
Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development

Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development

by Peter Ward, PhD

This course follows on from the preceding course, showing you how germs cells (oocytes and spermatozoa) form inside the ovaries and testes. Find out how fertilization occurs and how the newly-formed embryo implants into the uterus. Returning to early development, you are then reminded how the placenta and fetal membranes develop. The course ends with a chronological review of the embryonic period and a short summary of events that occur during this time, ending with the birth.

You will soon be able to competently outline the similarities and differences between oocytes and spermatozoa, explain how the two cell types combine to produce a genetically distinct zygote, and tell the examiners how the trophoblast develops to surround and protect the embryo. Furthermore, this course also covers twinning at various stages of development which results in distinctive fetal membranes surrounding the developing embryos.

Peter Ward, Ph.D., will help you identify various clinical or pathologic conditions that can arise during these processes.

Course Details

  • Videos 20
  • Duration 1:56 h
  • Quiz questions 0
  • Articles 0


Your Educators of course Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development

 Peter Ward, PhD

Peter Ward, PhD

Peter J. Ward, Ph.D. has been teaching embryology, anatomy, histology, and neuroscience since 2005. He attended Carnegie Mellon University and later earned a Ph.D. in medical anatomy education from Purdue University. Dr. Ward enjoys finding ways to simplify the complex processes involved in human development and highlights the clinically-important aspects of embryology. Throughout these lectures, Dr. Ward shows how embryonic structures morph into the mature organs and other structures of the human body.

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By Berke K. on 19. December 2018 for Implantation and Trophoblast

explained so well and understandable, informations needed about this topic is all covered successfully and made clear.

By Victoria W. on 11. December 2018 for Fertilization and Implantation

Excellent timeline with very clear outline of important events, names, and features.

Oogenesis in a nutshell
By Victoria W. on 10. December 2018 for Oogenesis

Great succinct overview of oogenesis. It's a great overview for revision.

Clear introduction of key concepts
By Victoria W. on 10. December 2018 for Spermatogenesis

Good succinct intro to spermatogenesis; covers all the basics upon which to build a foundation.

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