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

Learn more about the formation of the nervous system, including neural tube, neural crest cell, ventricular system, spinal cord and brain cell development. Peter Ward will also inform you about the most common malformations associated with cerebral development, and development of eye and ear anatomy.

This online course follows with the growth and ossification of the skull. Learn more about sutures and fontanelles, as well as skull malformations.

And there's more! This course also includes tongue and thyroid gland development; learn more about the formation of the pharyngeal grooves and pouches. You will also get insights in the development of the face and palate.

Course Details

  • Videos 16
  • Duration 2:03 h
  • Quiz questions 71
  • Articles 4


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

 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 Helen D. on 14. May 2019 for Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck

Awesome well done. Highly recommend it lecture was clear and easy to understand

Very easy to understand !
By Aditya T. on 02. April 2019 for Malformations in Cerebellar Development

Thank you sir for keeping it simple and easy to understand!

By SHUBHAM S. on 04. March 2019 for Pharyngeal Arches

Just AMAZING!!!! Thank you Dr Peter for making this lecture so easy. This made me understand more rather than mugging up the derivatives.

It was really enjoyable learning with Dr Peter
By Irfan M. on 13. January 2019 for Development of Eye

I really like the making of the content of the lecture so short and placing only the most important facts However, I feel that it would increase the understanding if an animation would be involved