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Interactive quizzes added to the 2019 Medicine practical and lecture pages. Please note only one quiz can be active on this current page at any time.

Medicine Practicals 2019 Interactive: BGDA Fertilization to Implantation | BGDA Implantation to 8 Weeks | BGDA Neural | BGDA Fetal | BGDA Placenta | BGDB Gastrointestinal | BGDB Face Ear | BGDB Endocrine | BGDB Sexual Differentiation


Port Macquarie Communicloud Setup

Cara Elvidge, Linda, Jason Vincent

  1. [ Web Meeting URL
  2. Enter PIN

Room Name: UNSW RCS Meeting Room 2

Meeting Room Number: 3747164




Port Macquarie Skype Setup

Wallace Wurth G6/G7 is not set up for direct video connection to Port Macquarie. The 10 steps below explain how a Skype connection can be setup in the class. Requires a laptop with Uniwide connection and HDMI cable.

  1. Log-in to the demonstrators desktop computer.
  2. Connect your laptop to the HDMI (or alternative VGA) port on the desktop behind the monitor.
    1. Connect your laptop to the powerpoint on the wall to ensure it does not run flat.
  3. Make sure the laptop is connected to the Uniwide wireless network.
    1. If not you can use eduroam network or will have to find a nearby port to connect the laptop by cable.
  4. Use the demonstrator control panel to select laptop/HDMI input.
    1. This will show your laptop screen on all the local projector units.
  5. Turn on Skype on your laptop.
    1. You will need to set up a Skype account if you do not have one.
  6. Videocall "lindaferrington".
    1. Alternatively you can search for the Skype user by name. We may need to set up a unique non-personal account in future.
  7. When connected you should be able to see the Port Macquarie students in a new window.
    1. At this stage you can both see and talk to these students and also hear any sounds from their end.
    2. Ask them to wave if they can hear you clearly, adjust microphone accordingly.
    3. Ask them to be quiet during your local presentation and any other preliminary discussion you want to organise before the class starts.
  8. Click the + button at the bottom of the Skype window and select "screenshare".
    1. The Port Macquarie window will not be visible but they will see your laptop screen.
    2. The laptop camera light will remain on indicating that it is connected and they can see your screen and hear you through the microphone. If the light goes out you have been disconnected or lost connection. Simple repeat the connection procedure.
  9. Run your class as normal for Sydney.
    1. If using a browser display as full screen (F11).
    2. Zoom the screen (ctrl + or -) to ensure that clearly displayed locally and via Skype.
    3. Open images and movies in new tabs rather than closing the main window.
  10. When finished hangup Skype.


BGD Cycle A

BGD Cycle B


Medicine Lectures and Practicals


All my lectures and labs are presented through the online Wiki interface and run on any platform Mac/PC/Linux on any browser, in any format (desktop, tablet, mobile phone). There are no access restrictions and all content is available at all times to anyone with internet access, to find google "Embryology". Online pages can be reformatted for printing or for preparation of PDFs.

The embedded videos and audio do not require any specialised player (no Flash required) and are HTML5 compliant MP4 or MP3. In the practical classes, there are quizzes that also require no additional software installation.

Research references (citations) link through their PMID to the external PubMed ( Medline database, and all in-page citations and reference lists are formatted through an extension that requires only the PMID.

Local support in Sydney is provided by Medicine IT, who also maintains the MediaWiki software updates. Content can be edited by staff, but I ask that any access and changes be initially discussed with me to ensure continuity of the student learning experience and some general design/naming issues. I also lock the Medicine Lecture and Practical pages for only admin editing.


In addition to additional Wiki resources outside the course pages, there are currently two Embryology textbooks ( that can be accessed by students through UNSW Library links. Note that I have had to regularly update these links, as new editions and different online service providers are linked by proxy through the Library and these links also change.


The eMed Learning Activity Form (LAF) for lecture and practical classes also link through Key References sub-heading to the relevant Wiki pages and online Embryology textbook chapters.


The full version information is also available from Version page.

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MySQL 5.5.50-log
ICU 50.1.2
Skin Version Chameleon 1.3
Pubmed PubMed 2.0
Media Html5mediator 0.3.2

Mediawiki Editing

Detailed information is available from the Help:Editing Basics page, listed below are some useful editing resources pages. Note some of the examples and images shown on here help pages refer to the earlier 2015 page appearance.

Editing Links: Editing Basics | Images | Tables | Referencing | Journal Searches | Copyright | Font Colours | Virtual Slide Permalink | My Preferences | One Page Wiki Card | Printing | Movies | Language Translation | Student Movies | Using OpenOffice | Internet Browsers | Moodle | Navigation/Contribution | Term Link | Short URLs | 2018 Test Student


  • 2009 onwards - Previous iterations of the content is also available to students. The Wiki page appearance has been regularly updated, reorganised and simplified, see the information below.
  • 2002 - 2009 - Content was distributed through an updated website interface (now inactivated) developed as part of a LT fellowship.
  • 1996 - 2002 - Content was provided through a website interface (now inactivated).


Medicine Templates

Online Templates

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BGDA 2015


  • BGDA Lecture - Development of the Embryo/Fetus 1
    • BGDA lecture covers conceptus development from fertilization to implantation to trilaminar embryo formation.
  • BGDA Lecture - Development of the Embryo/Fetus 2
    • This lecture covers the period of Embryonic development, in Humans from week 3 to week 8 (GA week 5-10) and is divided into 23 Carnegie stages of embryonic development.


  • BGDA Practical - Fertilization to Implantation (practical 3)
  • BGDA Practical - Implantation to 8 Weeks (practical 6)
  • BGDA Practical - Fetal Development (practical 12)
  • BGDA Practical - Placenta and Fetal Membranes (practical 14)
    • To understand the development, anatomy and histology of the placenta and the fetal membranes.




BGDA Practical - Placenta and Fetal Membranes



  1. Foundations - Introduction to Microscopy Wed 29/2 Wed 29/2
  2. Foundations - Histology Cells and Tissues Mon 5/3 Wed 7/3
  3. Foundations - Histology Epithelia and Skin Mon 26/3 Thur 29/3


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Pre-Medicine Program

This introductory lecture discusses key topics in biology related to human development.

See also Cell Biology Topics

Online Textbook Access

Book Title Publisher Collection ISBN Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
Moore & Persaud: The Developing Human Elsevier Other 978-1-4160-3706-4 0 1 60 81 2671 977 64 306 293 371 17 44 4885
Schoenwolf: Larsen's Human Embryology Elsevier Other 978-0-443-06811-9 0 2 23 290 2452 759 25 287 622 361 73 28 4922



ILP 2009 Project - An online cardiac embryology educational module.

Cardiac Embryology

Begin Basic module

Basic Cardiac Embryology

  1. The Primitive Heart Tube
  2. Divisions of the Embryonic Heart
  3. Vascular Connections to the Embryonic Heart

Begin Intermediate module:

Intermediate Cardiac Embryology

  1. The Primordial Heart Tube
  2. Looping of the Heart Tube
  3. Atrial and Ventricular Septation
  4. Development of the Outflow Tract
  5. Development of Heart Valves
  6. Abnormalities of Cardiac Development
  7. Overview of Vascular Development

Begin Advanced module:

Advanced Cardiac Embryology

  1. Early Embryonic Heart Fields
  2. The Endocardial Heart Tubes
  3. Cardiac Looping
  4. Cardiac Septation
  5. Outflow Tract Development
  6. Valve Development
  7. Development of the Cardiac Conduction System
  8. Developmental Abnormalities
  9. Molecular Control of Development