ANAT2341 Embryology 2017

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Introduction

Welcome to ANAT2341 Embryology in 2017, an undergraduate Science course designed to introduce embryological development and current research topics on development. This course will enable students to broadly understand abnormalities in development and current applications to medical research. Within the Anatomy program it introduces the developmental origin of organs and tissues as a cornerstone for later study of topics such as Visceral or Functional Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Cell Biology, Microscopy in Research.

A redesigned course for 2017 includes:

  1. Embryology Theory covered in an online lecture and a face to face lecture each week.
  2. Research Practicals including quiz assessments and introducing specialist guest lecturers each week.
  3. Group Projects designed to develop team work and allow independent student research.


2017 Course Outline PDF

Course Coordinators

The current 2017 course coordinators are Dr Mark Hill and Dr Annemiek Beverdam.

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Dr Mark Hill Dr Annemiek Beverdam
Room 221, level 2, Wallace Wurth West Room 234, level 2, Wallace Wurth East
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Timetable

There is a separate draft timetable page showing the current 2017 course. Final course content may vary from this draft timetable and direct links to course content are also available from the footer of each content page.

Links: ANAT2341 Course Timetable 2017 | 2017 Course Outline PDF

Lecture 1 Online - The first lecture each week is delivered online and students should work through the content BEFORE Lecture 2 each week. Content from this lecture may form part of the quiz assessment each week.

Lecture 2 Face to Face - The second lecture each week is delivered as a "face to face" lecture on Thursday (2-3 pm) before the practical each week. Content from this lecture may form part of the quiz assessment each week.

Practical - The course practical Thursday (3-5 pm) is delivered after lecture 2 and begins with a weekly quiz assessment. There is a combination of guest expert research presentations and "hands on" practical classes. Content from guest lecturers will not form part of the quiz assessment each week.

Please note that the course redesign process is ongoing and some online content links may reflect previous course lectures, practicals and assessments.

Assessment

  • Individual assessment (ongoing through semester) 30%
  • Group project assessment (through semester) 20%
  • End of session examination (2 hours duration) 50%

Textbooks

There are many different excellent embryology textbooks, the course textbooks are available at the UNSW bookstore. In addition, the UNSW Library provides online access for current students to embryology textbooks that are referenced and linked throughout the course lectures. Both textbooks have been recently updated to 2015 editions. Note you will need to enter your ZID and password to view these online resources.

As an introduction to the online texts, try the first chapter in Moore, Persaud, and Torchia - The Developing Human Introduction to the Developing Human

APA Citations

Moore, K.L., Persaud, T.V.N. & Torchia, M.G. (2015). The developing human: clinically oriented embryology (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.

Schoenwolf, G.C., Bleyl, S.B., Brauer, P.R., Francis-West, P.H. & Philippa H. (2015). Larsen's human embryology (5th ed.). New York; Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Textbook Links

The collapsible tables below are direct links to each textbook chapter.

The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (10th edn) 
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UNSW Students have online access to the current 10th edn. through the UNSW Library subscription (with student Zpass log-in).


APA Citation: Moore, K.L., Persaud, T.V.N. & Torchia, M.G. (2015). The developing human: clinically oriented embryology (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.

Links: UNSW Embryology Textbooks | Embryology Textbooks | UNSW Library
  1. Introduction to the Developing Human
  2. First Week of Human Development
  3. Second Week of Human Development
  4. Third Week of Human Development
  5. Fourth to Eighth Weeks of Human Development
  6. Fetal Period
  7. Placenta and Fetal Membranes
  8. Body Cavities and Diaphragm
  9. Pharyngeal Apparatus, Face, and Neck
  10. Respiratory System
  11. Alimentary System
  12. Urogenital System
  13. Cardiovascular System
  14. Skeletal System
  15. Muscular System
  16. Development of Limbs
  17. Nervous System
  18. Development of Eyes and Ears
  19. Integumentary System
  20. Human Birth Defects
  21. Common Signaling Pathways Used During Development
  22. Appendix : Discussion of Clinically Oriented Problems
Larsen's Human Embryology (5th edn) 
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UNSW students have full access to this textbook edition through UNSW Library subscription (with student Zpass log-in).


APA Citation: Schoenwolf, G.C., Bleyl, S.B., Brauer, P.R., Francis-West, P.H. & Philippa H. (2015). Larsen's human embryology (5th ed.). New York; Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Links: UNSW Embryology Textbooks | Embryology Textbooks | UNSW Library
  1. Gametogenesis, Fertilization, and First Week
  2. Second Week: Becoming Bilaminar and Fully Implanting
  3. Third Week: Becoming Trilaminar and Establishing Body Axes
  4. Fourth Week: Forming the Embryo
  5. Principles and Mechanisms of Morphogenesis and Dysmorphogenesis
  6. Fetal Development and the Fetus as Patient
  7. Development of the Skin and Its Derivatives
  8. Development of the Musculoskeletal System
  9. Development of the Central Nervous System
  10. Development of the Peripheral Nervous System
  11. Development of the Respiratory System and Body Cavities
  12. Development of the Heart
  13. Development of the Vasculature
  14. Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  15. Development of the Urinary System
  16. Development of the Reproductive System
  17. Development of the Pharyngeal Apparatus and Face
  18. Development of the Ears
  19. Development of the Eyes
  20. Development of the Limbs

eBook

This additional general resource linked below is a free 2016 iBook that can be downloaded and viewed on all Apple devices. It introduces to the student the general appearance and growth of the human embryo during the first 8 weeks of development. Including developmental descriptions, histology, MRI and EFIC embryo scans.

Ebook - Kyoto Collection (1st edn) 
Kyoto Embryo Collection - cover.jpg UNSW students can download this free iBook that describes embryos from the first 8 weeks of development showing whole embryos, histological features, movies and high resolution 3D scans. The iBook also contains a linked glossary with descriptions of embryology terminology, and related terms.

Note - Only available for the Apple iPhone, iPad and laptop and desktop computers. No PC version currently available.


APA Citation: Hill MA. Shiota K. Yamada S. and Ho C. Kyoto Embryology Collection. (2016) Apple iTunes. Retrieved from: https://itunes.apple.com/book/id1143922693

Links: iTunes link | Kyoto Collection | Embryology iBooks | UNSW Embryology Textbooks | Embryology Textbooks | UNSW Library


Links: Embryology Textbooks - UNSW | More Embryology Textbooks

Moodle

Moodle icon2.jpg The Moodle course page below will be made available to students at the beginning of the current course.


ANAT2341-Embryology, S2 2017


 2017 ANAT2341 - Timetable | Course Outline | Group Projects | Moodle | Tutorial 1 | Tutorial 2 | Tutorial 3

Labs: 1 Fertility and IVF | 2 ES Cells to Genome Editing | 3 Preimplantation and Early Implantation | 4 Reproductive Technology Revolution | 5 Cardiac and Vascular Development | 6 CRISPR-Cas9 | 7 Somitogenesis and Vertebral Malformation | 8 Organogenesis | 9 Genetic Disorders | 10 Melanocytes | 11 Stem Cells | 12 Group

Lectures: 1 Introduction | 2 Fertilization | 3 Week 1/2 | 4 Week 3 | 5 Ectoderm | 6 Placenta | 7 Mesoderm | 8 Endoderm | 9 Research Technology | 10 Cardiovascular | 11 Respiratory | 12 Neural crest | 13 Head | 14 Musculoskeletal | 15 Limb | 16 Renal | 17 Genital | 18 Endocrine | 19 Sensory | 20 Fetal | 21 Integumentary | 22 Birth | 23 Stem cells | 24 Revision

 Student Projects: 1 Cortex | 2 Kidney | 3 Heart | 4 Eye | 5 Lung | 6 Cerebellum