by John McLachlan, PhD, Peter Ward, PhD

Prepare for embryology questions in the USMLE!

Embryology is more than observing how an egg turns into an adult. But what exactly does this important medical field entail? This question and others will be answered in this introductory course on embryology. As you will see, studying the processes of fertilization and beyond reveals many important facts which not only concern the embryo, but many other components. Find out how adult diseases such as cancer develop and learn more about the characteristics and diagnosis of inherited diseases in this comprehensive online course.

This course will give you a thorough introduction to embryology and cover the following topics:
  • Fertilisation and the first weeks 
  • Folding and neurulation 
  • Development and abnormalities of various organs 
Study rarely pays off without constant repetition. Apply your new embryological knowledge to our set of USMLE-style questions! Designed for medical students, our question sets cover a wide range of topics and include the corresponding detailed explanations and diagrams. Combined, the lectures and the questions will help you shine in your exams!

Course Details

  • Videos 175
  • Duration 15:28 h
  • Quiz questions 333
  • Articles 27


Your Educators of course Embryology

 John McLachlan, PhD

John McLachlan, PhD

John McLachlan is Professor of Medical Education at Durham University, is a UK National Teaching Fellow, and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Medical Education". He has been teaching Embryology to medical students for many years, apparently to their pleasure and benefit!

 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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Excelente conferencia
By Claudia A. on 10. April 2021 for Pharyngeal Grooves and Pouches

elegí ésta calificación por que explicó de manera clara y sensilla el tema, ahora puedo profundizar mas el tema leyendo un libro. Me encantó la conferencia. Sí recomendaría este video a todos mis compañeros de clase

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By Elizabeth A. on 10. April 2021 for Development of Musculoskeletal System and Skin

The explanations are really clear, I can easily imagine the process. One of the best things are the pictures used on the slides.

la información sobre el desarrollo y patologías relacionadas muy bien explicadas
By Claudia A. on 05. April 2021 for Pharyngeal Arches

Elegí esta calificación porque explicó de forma sensilla de entener y recordar lo básico del desarrollo y patologias de los arcos faríngeos, ahora queda ib¿vestigar más sobre dicha información. Me gustó que pone la variedad y cantidad de imagenes que proyecta justo en el momento exacto que explica, eso hace más entendible la conferencia. Recomendaría este vídeos a mis compañeros de facultad.

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By Luisa María R. on 27. March 2021 for Early Development and the Organogenic Period

Excellent!! Thank you! Well explained and easy to remember. Thanks for the questions