Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck
Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck

Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck

by Peter Ward, PhD

The central nervous system (CNS) is among the first to begin developing with the emergence of the neural crest and tube. As the CNS develops, the cranial bones and face develop around it, making the head and face the most anatomically intricate regions of the human body.

In this course, students will be introduced to the stages of development of the CNS and sensory organs, the skull, and the face. Diseases arising from these processes going awry will be discussed throughout the course.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have preliminary knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry, with an emphasis on cell division and gene expression. Parallel study of the anatomy and physiology of the CNS is highly encouraged.

Course Details

  • Videos 16
  • Duration 2:03 h
  • Quiz questions 71
  • Concept Pages 7


Your Educators of course Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck

 Peter Ward, PhD

Peter Ward, PhD

Dr. Peter J. Ward is a Professor of Gross Anatomy at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in West Virginia, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Medical Anatomy Education from Purdue University in 2005. Currently, he is a respected teacher and researcher in the fields of anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroscience and approaches to learning and teaching.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ward teaches courses on Embryology.

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excellent course
By Viktoria S. on 07. August 2022 for Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck

An excellent course and therefore I gave the highest possible rating. I liked absolutely everything. Thanks for your work! I am now preparing for USMLE step 1 and I am at the stage of repetition of anatomy and embryology.

By K.B. M. on 18. June 2022 for Development of Eye

the lecture is good but for future can you include a slightly more advanced serioes that includes regiratory mediatory that can lead to congenital defects?

Great study material
By Donald A. on 03. February 2022 for Development of the Face

Very informative, and helped me with my studies. Has a lot of information I needed.

Embryology classes
By Neha V. on 24. December 2021 for Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck

Actually embryology is tough and it involves a lot of imagination if we study it on our own it is difficult to visualise but Sir makes the classes very interesting less of a burden and because of the classes I never had difficulty in this zone and this was the subject I didn’t had to look behind to review because once taught by Sir it remains forever . My favourite teacher