BGDB Tutorial - Embryology 2011

From Embryology


Dr Mark Hill

This tutorial is an opportunity for students to raise with the Embryology content provider any specific topics that have not been resolved in either the Lecture or Practical classes.

I would appreciate specific questions to be emailed to me well before the tutorial in order to prepare clear answers. I will also be posting these (de-identified) questions and my answers on this current page.

--Mark Hill 13:28, 8 April 2011 (EST)

2011 BGD Cycle B

Embryology Tutorials (30-31 May)

--Mark Hill 09:46, 30 May 2011 (EST) Looking through the online Lecture and Practical notes will identify the topics in embryology covered in BGDB.

  • BGDA gave a general overview of human development timeline (fertilization, embryonic, fetal, neonatal, postnatal).
  • BGDB has been more about systemic development (gastrointestinal tract, head and face. endocrine, cardiovascular, genital).
  • These topics have also been organised into timelines (overview issues, early embryonic, late embryonic, fetal,postnatal).

Samuels-Room 305 Scenario Room 1 (30 May)

Be prepared for your tutorials.

  • Look through your lecture and practical notes.
    • Are there topics which even your notes don't clarify?
    • Have you found differences between the lecture/practicals and the textbook resources?
  • Discuss with you SG.
    • Do they have the same understanding?
    • have you tried to explain a concept to someone else?

Mathews SG6 (9 Jun)

  • Practical Exam
    • Based on content presented within your practical classes.
    • Anything within the online content (text, animations, carnegie images, Stage 13/22 cross-sections, figures, diagrams, graphs, etc.) for each practical class can be examined.
    • Additional material (identified at the bottom of some practical pages) will not be examined.

Question - Skull Development

Under skull development you put a list:

  • chondrocranium forms base of skull
  • in lower vertebrates encases brain
  • cranial vault
  • calveria
  • facial skeleton
  • pharyngeal arches

I know these are the areas that form but what do we need to know about the mechanisms behind their formation?


You should understand the

  • processes involved in their formation (endochondral and intramembranous ossification)
  • an overview of their developmental timetable )embryo, fetal, postnatal)
  • pharyngeal arch contributions to head development

Question - Pituitary Development

In your website you talk about the infundibulum in the formation of the neurohypophysis. What exactly is this? (I know its a stupid question but every time i search it comes up with the uterus)


Pituitary Pituitary infundibulum


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