Embryology
Embryology

Embryology

by John McLachlan, PhD, Peter Ward, PhD
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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 15:18 h
  • Quiz questions 200
  • Articles 25

Content

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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TOO FAST
By esila nur e. on 14. January 2019 for Gastrulation and the Trilaminar Embryo

Too fast I can not understand and imagine. Youtube animations are better.

 
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

 
Good Lecture yet a little awkward body language
By Karolina K. on 10. January 2019 for Endoderm Derivatives and Gut Tube

This series of lectures saved me days of studying in my exam period in 1st semester of medschool :)

 
Need to go in more depth with the diagrams
By Matthew S. on 10. January 2019 for Early Development of the Heart

Peter Ward is great, but you need to provide animations for such a complex topic.

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