Development of Thoracic Region and Vasculature
Development of Thoracic Region and Vasculature

Development of Thoracic Region and Vasculature

by Peter Ward, PhD

One of the most important phases in embryology is the development of the heart. Learn more about the formation of the right and left atria and the most common atrial septal defects. You will also get introduced to the formation of AV canals and the separation of the ventricles as well as the formation of the outflow tract. Furthermore, Peter Ward will teach you exam-relevant developmental defetcs of the cononotruncal ridges and shunts present in CHD.

Get a introduction to aortic arches and large arteries and learn more about its morphologic changes. You will also understand the course of the recurrent laryngeal nerves, the cardinal veins the formation of the large veins. More important topics are the development of the subcardinal anastomosis and the fetal circulation as well as the transition to mature circulation.

In addition, get exam-relevant insights in the respiratory development, including upper and large airway formation. More important topics will be the development of the traches, the larynx, and the lung.

The most important topics to understand the body cavity development are the derivatives of the lateral plate mesoderm, the formation of the diaphragm, and the separation of the pericardial and pleural cavities.

Course Details

  • Videos 21
  • Duration 2:17 h
  • Quiz questions 84
  • Articles 5


Your Educators of course Development of Thoracic Region and Vasculature

 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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A bit too fast
By Shant Y. on 06. August 2018 for Early Development of Heart

Feels like it's for people who know this stuff and just wanted to review.

Best so far!
By Ali Akebat S. on 11. June 2018 for Development of Thoracic Region and Vasculature

Really good summaries! I wish for more details since some medical university are harder. But so far the best presenter on Lecturio!!! Thanks Professor Ward!

Hard to stay on track.
By Kashyap B. on 10. June 2018 for Early Development of Heart

Too much information in very little time and he goes way too fast. Hard to focus.

By Sphelele M. on 07. March 2018 for Development of Thoracic Region and Vasculature

Improved my level of understanding of embryology to a new level. All of a sudden, I am able to better explain even to my classmates.