Early Development and the Organogenic Period
Early Development and the Organogenic Period

Early Development and the Organogenic Period

by Peter Ward, PhD

This course follows how a single-celled organism called a zygote passes through several developmental stages and creates a series of germ cell layers that will become every tissue within the human body.

You will outline how a single-celled zygote transitions into the morula, blastocyst, bilaminar embryo, and trilaminar embryo and how the three germ cell layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm) subdivide and creates distinctive tissues throughout the body. Furthermore, you will identify various clinical or pathologic conditions can arise during these processes.

This course is directed toward health science and medical students. Any student studying embryology as part of their education will find these videos helpful.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:42 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Articles 2


Your Educators of course Early Development and the Organogenic Period

 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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Great lecture!
By Alexander C. on 18. July 2018 for Fertilization to Bilaminar Embryo

Amazing lecture! Loved listening to this. Great explanation and makes it interesting to watch.

Really good, i highly recommend this
By Aldo L. on 31. May 2018 for Endoderm Derivatives and Gut Tube

i like how he explain all and the images like support are amazing

Great lecture
By Sasha M. on 29. May 2018 for Introduction and Early Development

Interesting and engaging, definitely someone i can follow and learn from.

By foday K. on 26. May 2018 for Ectoderm Derivatives and Neurulation

It was easy for me to follow the professor as he was explaining the materials. I could understand the concepts and the process.

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