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

Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development

by Peter Ward, PhD
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This course follows the discussion of reproductive development in the last course and shows how the germs cells (oocytes and spermatozoa) form in the ovaries and testes. We then see how fertilization occurs and how the newly-minted embryo implants into the uterus. We return to early development but follow the growth of the placenta and fetal membranes that nurture and support the embryo as it becomes a fetus. The course ends with a chronological review of the embryonic period and a short summary of events that occur in the fetal period, ending with birth.

You will outline the similarities and differences between oocytes and spermatozoa, how the two cell types combine to produce a genetically distinct zygote, and how the trophoblast develops to surround and protect the embryo. Furthermore, you will describe how twinning at various stages of development results in distinctive fetal membranes surrounding the developing embryos.

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

Course Details

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

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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 Timothy S. on 07. April 2018 for Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development

Pretty good course. Covered all the important aspects without wasting too much time... I did end up watching his Embryo stuff on youtube bc the 3D aspect (with playdoh) was more helpful than just the pictures since Im more visual and sometimes this stuff will get confusing

 
Very specific
By María F. on 26. February 2018 for Fertilization and Implantation

Unveiled the key points, without the need to make so many detours

 
very perfect!
By Hazazi M. on 13. February 2018 for Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development

being one of his Youtube subscriber i really enjoyed this lectures and how well he explains hard topic. if he was too fast for you and you missed some hard concept go check his youtube channel "Clinical anatomy explained" and enjoy his hand drawn diagrams and wonderful explanation!

 
very good!!!
By Miguel Angel C. on 05. February 2018 for Conception, Implantation and Fetal Development

excelent course maybe i would recomend to use more 3D pictures for a better understanding.

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