ANAT2341 Embryology 2017
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:
- Embryology Theory covered in an online lecture and a face to face lecture each week.
- Research Practicals including quiz assessments and introducing specialist guest lecturers each week.
- Group Projects designed to develop team work and allow independent student research.
The current 2017 course coordinators are Dr Mark Hill and Dr Annemiek Beverdam.
|Dr Mark Hill||Dr Annemiek Beverdam|
|Room 221, level 2, Wallace Wurth West||Room 234, level 2, Wallace Wurth East|
|Research profile - email||Research profile - email|
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.
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.
Dr Steven Fleming Fertility and IVF Specialist
Dr Fabien deleRue Transgenic Mouse Models
Dr Rob Gilchrist Oocyte Biology Research Unit
Dr Vashe Chandrakanthan Cardiac and Vascular Development
Dr Tennille Sibbritt Head development
Dr Hongjun Shi Somitogenesis/Vertebral Malformation
Dr Stephen Palmer Abnormalities of Muscle and Brain
Dr Kim Beaumont Melanocyte Development and Abnormalities
Please note that the course redesign process is ongoing and some online content links may reflect previous course lectures, practicals and assessments.
- Individual assessment (ongoing through semester) 30%
- Group project assessment (through semester) 20%
- End of session examination (2 hours duration) 50%
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
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.
The collapsible tables below are direct links to each textbook chapter.
|The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (10th edn)|
UNSW Students have online access to the current 10th edn. through the UNSW Library subscription (with student Zpass log-in).
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)|
|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.
|The Moodle course page below will be made available to students at the beginning of the current course.|