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 be transformed to create every type of tissue within the human body.

After completion of this course, you will be able to 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 create 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 0:44 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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By Juan A. on 14. September 2018 for Mesoderm Derivatives: Lateral Plate Mesoderm and Body Wall

The lectures are concise, very to the point but yet hit all the critical points and it is very easy to understand. Embryology for me is really difficult to picture. However, after watching these videos, I feel as though I can finally make sense out of what I am reading and what is being presented in class.

I'm very grateful for this course
By Isabelle B. on 12. September 2018 for Early Development and the Organogenic Period

Thank you for every lecture this course! It's so good to understand a topic that isn't easy and have a view general for the start it's so important to learn more deeply. Let's go for more!

Great lecture but needs more questions
By Ramil D. on 10. September 2018 for Ectoderm Derivatives and Neurulation

Clear and concise. Also appreciate the pace that he was going. Wish there were more questions though

Liked it a lot
By Dr. Gregorio M. on 23. August 2018 for Early Development and the Organogenic Period

I´m coursing embriology at the moment and this course is very interesting, I like the way he teaches.

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