ANAT2341 2009 Students

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This page allows 2009 Students to access their own specific wiki page.

  • Please note that all changes including additions, deletions and edits are logged by the wiki.
  • For individual assessment, specific comments about the course and for your own use, each student has their own wiki page using their student number as a title for the page.
  • Hint - you can quickly get directly to your own page on your own home computer by adding your student number to the link below and then bookmarking.  

Progressive Assessment

Lab 1 Questions

  1. What is the zona pellucida protein that binds spermatozoa to the oocyte surface?
  2. Name the 3 main stages of follicle development in the ovary?

Lab 2 Questions

  1. What factor do the synctiotrophoblast cells secrete to support the ongoing pregnancy?
  2. What does the corpus luteum secrete to prevent continuation of the menstrual cycle?
  3. What are the 2 main tissues to be derived from the germ cell layer continuous with the lining of the amniotic sac?

Lab 3 Questions

  1. What period of human development (in weeks) do the 23 Carnegie stages cover?
  2. What part of the somite will contribute to the vertebral column?
  3. At what Carnegie stage does the human neural tube normally completely close?

Lab 4 Questions

  1. Into what structure do most blood vessels empty before they enter the embryonic heart?
  2. What do the dorsal aortas become in the adult?
  3. What are the layers of cells found in a tertiary villi?

Lab 5 Questions

  1. What was the question I said in the respiratory lecture would be part of this week's assessment?
  2. What is the answer to the above question?

Student List

  1. If you have not yet done anything then your student number will be shown in red above.
  2. Clicking on your own student number will create a new page with your number as the title. Do not enter your name in your details unless you wish it to be displayed, I would prefer to only have student IDs displayed.
  3. If you make any additional pages please start the page name with your number, followed by a suitable title.
  4. Only click your own student number. Mediawiki will log who has done what, creating and editing pages other than your own will be recorded.
  5. The course coordinator will add any comments on your assessment items and group project on your project discussion page, shown as a tab next to edit.

Group 1

Group Project 1 - Rabbit | Group 1 Discussion | UNSW Embryology - Rabbit

Group 2

Group Project 2 - Fly | Group 2 Discussion | UNSW Embryology - Fly

Group 3

Group Project 3 - ZebraFish | Group 3 Discussion | UNSW Embryology - ZebraFish

Group 4

Group Project 4 - Mouse | Group 4 Discussion | UNSW Embryology - Mouse

Group 5

Group Project 5 - Frog | Group 5 Discussion | UNSW Embryology - Mouse

Group Projects

Select an animal model of development and discuss the models use in understanding embryological development. You may select from the commonly used animal models or select one of your own choosing.

--Mark Hill 12:25, 27 August 2009 (EST) This week you now have your background work done, where is everyone else up too and why is their work not on the project or discussion page?

  • Where are the images, drawing, tables and summaries which make the content more interesting?
    • Lets make the project interesting, not great slabs of text.
    • Think of a picture/pictures to replace those words. All those extra details (words) could appear in the image summary.
  • Where are the historic and current references?
    • Have you carried out a Medline search?
    • Organised the results by date and read the paper/review abstract?
    • What do the authors say and think?
  • Have you made your own search button?
    • Copy the text below, replace ANIMAL with your species and paste on your project page. What does it find?
Bookshelf Search ANIMAL
Pubmed Search ANIMAL
  • Are there better search terms? (more than one word must be linked by AND)

--Mark Hill 08:50, 21 August 2009 (EST) There should be a list of relevant references now on the group discussion pages under the heading "Background Reading" containing: Citation , PMID and your summary information.

--MarkHill 15:20, 20 August 2009 (EST) Lab 4

--MarkHill 12:37, 20 August 2009 (EST) If you are having trouble making an online table, this link to online Generate Mediawiki table code may help. Also read the Help:Table information.

--Mark Hill 14:08, 13 August 2009 (EST) Link to Pubmed| Books | PubMed Central | Entrez |

--MarkHill 10:47, 11 August 2009 (EST) Did you know that when you have logged in, "my preferences" at the top of the screen allows you to be notified of changes to your Group Project talk page?

  1. Select "my preferences" at the top of the page. (Note - under User profile leave all settings as your student ID, unless you wish to be identified by all on the inetrnet.)
  2. Under the heading E-mail select the box for "E-mail me when a page on my watchlist is changed" and enter the email address you would like to be notified upon.
  3. Now go to your Group Project talk page and just click the tab once at the top of the screen it will change from watch to unwatch.

You will now get an email to your specified account whenever a change has been made to your group talk page. This can be turned off at anytime by clicking unwatch' and it is an option for all the webpages in UNSW Embryology.

--Mark Hill 12:18, 7 August 2009 (EST) Each group has now selected an animal model to research and done an initial division of work amongst group members.

  • I have added the relevant UNSW Embryology page for background information on your animal model project.
  • Use the Group Talk pages to paste discussion, comments and weblinks.
  • At this stage do not worry too much about formatting etc until you have gathered some information and decided upon the scope.
  • In the next lab you can discuss progress with group members.
  • There will also be a brief tutorial on basic editing and formatting of your project page.
  • Here are some Editing Basics to read beforehand and a One page Wiki Reference Card PDF to print out and use to help you with editing.

--Mark Hill 11:31, 2 August 2009 (EST) I would recommend that you put your animal model of choice on the group project discussion page to prepare for a final group decision in Lab 2 this week. No two groups can select the same species.

Developmental Models

  • Chicken
  • Fly
  • Frog
  • Worm
  • Mouse
  • Rat
  • Rabbit
  • Zebrafish
  • Guinea Pig

Examples of topics you should cover in your project.

  • Timeline of Development - how long
  • Staging - are there species specific staging, what occurs when
  • History of Model Use - when was it first used, what embryology research
  • Genetics - chromosome number, sequencing
  • Current Embryology Research - research papers and findings

Group Project Assessment Criteria


  • 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?

Student Groups

Student Wiki Page Help

  • Editing Basics a page designed to help beginners edit their project page.
  • One page Wiki Reference Card print this out and use it to help you with editing your project.
  • WikiHelp For editors external link to more detailed information o page editing.
  • Open Office is a free office suite that includes a word processor that can save documents in Wiki format. These can then be opened and pasted into your project page.
  • sources for your project.
  • ANAT2341 Project Referencing how to add references to your project page.

--Sando Rashed 13:12, 27 August 2009 (EST)