Talk:2011 Lab 1 - Online Assessment

From Embryology

1. The key points relating to the topic that your group allocated are clearly described.

2. The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.

3. Content is correctly cited and referenced.

4. The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student's own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.

5. Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.

6. Relates the topic and content of the Wiki entry to learning aims of embryology.

7. Clearly reflects on editing/feedback from group peers and articulates how the Wiki could be improved (or not) based on peer comments/feedback. Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer's wiki.

8. Evaluates own performance and that of group peers to give a rounded summary of this wiki process in terms of group effort and achievement.

9. The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that your group has researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.

10. Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the above guidelines.

AIHW National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit

NPESU Publications

International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research



  • Anencephaly
  • Spina bifida
  • Encephalocele
  • Neural tube defects
  • Microcephaly - Microcephaly can be present at birth or it may develop in the first few years of life. Babies born with microcephaly have a smaller than normal head that may fail to grow as they progress through infancy.
  • Arhinencephaly/ Holoprosencephaly - A congenital anomaly of the brain, characterised by various degrees of incomplete lobation of the brain hemispheres. The olfactory nerve tract may be absent. Holoprosencephaly includes cyclopia, ethmocephaly, cebocephaly and premaxillary agenesis.
  • Hydrocephaly - A congenital anomaly characterised by dilatation of the cerebral ventricles, not associated with primary brain atrophy, with or without enlargement of the head, and diagnosed at birth. The anomaly is not counted when present with encephalocele or spina bifida.
  • Anophthalmos/ Microphthalmos - Apparently absent or small eyes. Some normal adnexal elements and eyelids are usually present. In microphthalmos, the corneal diameter is usually less than 10 mm and the antero-posterior diameter of the globe is less than 20 mm.
  • Microtia - A congenital anomaly characterised by absent parts of the pinna (with or without atresia of the ear canal) commonly expressed in grades (I–IV) of which the extreme form (grade IV) is anotia, absence of pinna. This anomaly excludes small, normally shaped ears, imperforate auditory meatus with a normal pinna, dysplastic and low set ears.
  • Transposition of great vessels
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Choanal atresia
  • Cleft palate without cleft lip
  • Cleft lip with or without cleft palate
  • Oesophageal atresia/stenosis
  • Small intestinal atresia/stenosis
  • Anorectal atresia/stenosis
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Hypospadias
  • Epispadias
  • Renal agenesis/dysgenesis
  • Cystic kidney
  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Polydactyly
  • Limb reduction defects
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Exomphalos
  • Gastroschisis
  • Trisomy 13
  • Trisomy 18
  • Trisomy 21

Genetic Disorders

  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Turner's Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Triple X Syndrome
  • Thalassemia
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Farber's Disease
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses