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.
I highly recommend his classes, he knows how to handle the contents with great coherence and his way of explaining is impeccable
Very clear teaching, very well explained and I liked the used of examples and the not purely reading from the screen. Thank you very much!
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
Unveiled the key points, without the need to make so many detours