Talk:Lecture - Placenta Development

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Lab 3 Assessment
In Lab 3 you were asked to divide the group project among your members and to research your allocated project component.

You will need to demonstrate that you have actively researched your project topic over the last week by having your section heading appear on the project page and have at least 3 research/review articles listed under that sub-heading.

The same content should be passed on your own individual assessment page.

2015 Projects: Three Person Embryos | Ovarian Hyper-stimulation Syndrome | Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome | Male Infertility | Oncofertility | Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis | Students

2014 Lecture 8 PDF

2014 lecture

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Lecture 8 - Placenta Development Lecture Date: 2012-08-14 Lecture Time: 15:00 Venue: CLB 3 Speaker: Mark Hill

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Lecture 7 - Early Vascular Development Lecture Date: 2012-08-14 Lecture Time: 11:00 Venue: BioMed E Speaker: Mark Hill

2011 Lecture 8 Audio

Historic - Fetal Membranes Images

Foetal membranes


Textbook References

  • Human Embryology Larson Ch7 p151-188 Heart, Ch8 p189-228 Vasculature
  • The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (6th ed.) Moore and Persaud Ch14: p304-349

Other textbooks

  • Before we Are Born (5th ed.) Moore and Persaud Ch12; p241-254
  • Essentials of Human Embryology Larson Ch7 p97-122 Heart, Ch8 p123-146 Vasculature
  • Human Embryology Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald Ch13-17: p77-111

Online Textbooks

  • Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach Nussey, S.S. and Whitehead, S.A. London:Taylor & Francis; c2001



Take the Quiz

1 The maternal endometrium response to trophoblast invasion is called the decidual reaction.


2 The human placenta is classified as :


3 Stem villi - or terminal villi, are the region of main exchange, surrounded by maternal blood in intervillous spaces.


4 The 4 cellular layers separating maternal and fetal blood in sequence are:

spiral artery wall, Nichbaur layer, cytotrophoblast and Hofbaur layer
syncitiotrophoblast, cytotrophoblast, villi connective tissue and fetal capillary endothelium
maternal lacuna, trophoblast layer, endothelial and fetal red blood cell
fetal capillary endothelium, villi connective tissue, cytotrophoblast and syncitiotrophoblast