Embryology
Embryology

Embryology

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 15:27 h
  • Quiz questions 331
  • Articles 15

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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Great!
By William S. on 06. December 2019 for Gastrulation and the Trilaminar Embryo

One of the better lectures for this complicated subject. Images and slides are well illustrated.

 
I love Peter and this topic
By 孝支 菅. on 13. November 2019 for Development of the Nervous System, Head, and Neck

Very helpful in conjunction with my textbook readings; the drawings really help with solidifying what's being discussed by giving me something to visually refer to in my mind. Peter is also kawaii and you can tell he's really genuinely passionate about this topic, which made me enjoy watching these in my studies even more. (? ?•???•? ?) Thanks for all the effort.

 
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By Joseph F. on 08. November 2019 for Development of Musculoskeletal System and Skin

Great course. Subtitles don't display full text sometimes. Generally I like it!

 
Wonderful Lectures!
By Loyana W. on 23. October 2019 for Limb Development and Muscle Migration

Dr. Ward is excellent! I thoroughly enjoy his lectures and feel well-versed in the subject after watching and listening to his explanations. Thank you!