2009 Lab 8

From Embryology

Kidney and Genital Development


This laboratory will look at the urogenital system development.

All Group projects are due before the start of today's laboratory. The laboratory will include discussion on how peer assessment will be carried out for the group online projects.


  1. Understand development of the renal system
  2. Understand development of the genital system

Practical Class

Genital Development - a set of 6 linked online pages to work through in today's practical class.

Group Project Peer Assessment

  • You will now have the opportunity to assess the other group projects. Your feedback will be used for each group to update their project before the course coordinator assessment.
  • On the discussion page of each project you will assess add your signature and follow this by your own assessment of the online project using the assessment criteria (copied below) and your own comments.
  • Your own comments are up to you. If you are having trouble getting started here are some examples: did you learn something about that animals development, was it overall clearly structured and organised, was it missing something, was there too much of one particular concept, did it lack a "scientific" feel etc.
  • Your assessment should be objective, avoid inappropriate terms, not "gushing" not "damning". If possible include an example of what you found good or bad about the project.

Finally and most importantly include a section "What would improve this project....".

Your individual peer assessments need to be completed before Week 9 Laboratory 31st September.


  • Project initial assessment by other groups after the Group Project submission date.
    • Written comments will be added to the discussion page.
  • Group will have opportunity to work on the project in response to comments.
    • Individuals will provide an assessment of their contribution to the final project on their own student page.
  • Final assessment by course co-ordinator. 20% of final course assessment mark


Does the group project include the following information?

  • Timeline of Development (how long and key events)
  • Staging (is there a species specific staging and what criteria are used)
  • History of Model Use (what embryological studies have used this model)
  • Genetics (chromosome number, genome sequencing)
  • Current Embryology Research (what embryological studies have used this model)


  • Are there visual ways of representing information?
  • Is the content correctly referenced in a reference list?
  • Are there links to related resources/research laboratories?


  • Have all group members contributed?
  • Has the group responded to peer assessment feedback?

UNSW Embryology Links

Glossary Links

Glossary: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Numbers | Symbols | Term Link

Course Content 2009

Embryology Introduction | Cell Division/Fertilization | Cell Division/Fertilization | Week 1&2 Development | Week 3 Development | Lab 2 | Mesoderm Development | Ectoderm, Early Neural, Neural Crest | Lab 3 | Early Vascular Development | Placenta | Lab 4 | Endoderm, Early Gastrointestinal | Respiratory Development | Lab 5 | Head Development | Neural Crest Development | Lab 6 | Musculoskeletal Development | Limb Development | Lab 7 | Kidney | Genital | Lab 8 | Sensory - Ear | Integumentary | Lab 9 | Sensory - Eye | Endocrine | Lab 10 | Late Vascular Development | Fetal | Lab 11 | Birth, Postnatal | Revision | Lab 12 | Lecture Audio | Course Timetable

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 19) Embryology 2009 Lab 8. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/2009_Lab_8

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