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Mark Hill - Lab 1 page

Student Page

Here is the Student Page demonstration page I showed in the Practical class.

Use this page to practice editing and don't forget to add a topic to the 2017 Group Project 1 page.

Peer Reviews

Review: Group 2- Kidney

Regarding content:
The content is written in simple language, making it easy to understand. The development stages were put in the form of a timetable which enabled its clear and easy understanding. Furthermore, in order for the reader to smoothly follow, there were clear headings and subheadings given. Having too many or too less can both hinder the flow and this project had a good balance between the two. Furthermore, the choice of subheadings are all relevant. Development abnormalities has been addressed well.
It is noticeable however that two headings have been inserted “Questions for the future” and “General info on the renal system” though there is no information written under that. They are both relevant to the topic, yet information has not been added. Furthermore, the information below “Current Research” does not just do justice to that research area. Only one point has been mentioned. Another weakness was that the terms were not always explained, with the assumption that the reader knows their meanings.

Referencing and Research:
The references that have been provided at the end of the project have been referenced correctly. The research effort is fair evident by the number of sources used. The articles used are also primarily from journals, thus being mostly authentic and reliable. Under the subheadings also, in various places, the citing has been done. However, there are some images in the project which have not been cited properly; these include figures 1, 2, 4 and 5. Kidney structure is also missing the correct referencing. The research effort could have been more rigorous to further enrich the information.

Other Comments:
Images and diagrams have been used which help the reader get a better understanding. It needs to be noted however that there are no hand-drawn diagrams.

Review: Group 3 Heart

Regarding content:
Glossary is provided in which key terms are clearly defined for the reader. This is a commendable effort to make the project easy to understand. Overall, the project is also presented in simple terms making it easy to follow. Headings, subheadings and the use of paragraphs are also done appropriately. The topics chosen are all relevant to the topic. However, for some topics, the information is a bit lengthy, such as that under the “Development Signalling Process”. It would also help to have the same structure throughout the project. There are variations under the headings. Perhaps highlighting key words by bolding or italics would make it easier to follow the text.

Referencing and Research:
Both referencing and research were done quite excellently in the project. The number of sources used were very extensive, and mostly being peer-reviewed articles. A variety of journals were also explored. The referencing list at the end had been properly listed and also throughout the project. However, for some images, the references are not done correctly.

Other Comments:
A wide variety of useful images and diagrams have been used which enhances the understanding of the topic. There are good descriptions also provided when images are clicked on. However, it needs to be noted that on the page itself, descriptions of the images are missing. Adding a sentence or two would help. Also in some cases, the writing of the hand-written drawings was difficult to decipher.

Review: Group 4- Eye

Regarding content:
The material is provided in a concise way, which demonstrates the ability to consolidate large volumes of information accordingly. Furthermore, various tables have been used which helps the reader to understand the more simply. The organization is also improved. Many topics have been addressed that are all relevant to the topic. Headings and subheadings have been added properly also. However, the information is too brief. There could have been a clear introduction. Current research that is being done on the topic is not covered, nor the developmental signaling process. Abnormalities could have been dealt with better also. Glossary could have been added also for greater clarity of key terms.

Referencing and Research:
A proper reference list has been provided in the done which has been correctly written. Throughout the project also, references have been added in the most part. The images have been correctly cited also. There has been research effort with reliable sources being used, many being peer-reviewed. It is notable however that while citing information, references are missing under some sections. Furthermore, the research needs to be more extensive.

Other Comments:
Various hand drawn diagrams have been used which reflect the effort and understanding of the topic. The development timeline is also commendable. The diagrams have however not been labeled correctly, such as under Anterior Structure.

Review: Group 5- Lung

Regarding content:
The structure of the project is easy to follow and has been done well. Headings and subheadings have been added appropriately. However, information is needed under some sections. “Current Understandings and Areas of Research” does not have the essential details. There are some subheadings which have little or no information under them altogether.

Referencing and Research:
Most of the images have been referenced quite well. It is notable however that while citing information, references are missing under some sections, such as Lung Histology. There are some images which do not have copyright information provided.

Other Comments:
Various hand drawn diagrams have been used which reflect the effort and understanding of the topic. The development timeline is also commendable. Videos have been used which not only display creativity, but give provide visual aids which help with understanding. However, due to the sizing of some of the images, they are not that clear.

Review: Group 6- Cerebellum

Regarding content:
The page has been arranged in an easy to follow way with appropriate headings and subheadings. The introduction is well-written, though it has been split into various smaller paragraphs that affect the flow. The headings and subheadings were all relevant to the topic. A glossary could have also been added in order to get the understanding of the key terms, as some terms were difficult. More information is however needed under “Abnormalities”, “Future questions” and “Current research”.

Referencing and Research:
The referencing and research are well done. There have been extensive sources used from a wide variety of journals. A proper reference list has been provided at the end. The sources are reliable, mostly being peer-reviewed. Throughout the page also, referencing has mostly been done. The images have also been cited properly in most cases. Referencing is however missing in some places throughout the project, such as that in the Development Timeline. Some images have also not been cited correctly.

Other Comments:
There have been many images used throughout the page which help the reader understand through visual aids. The development timeline is also commendable. However, some images do not have the correct description. Further video aids such as videos could have been used for further betterment.


Here is some random text for practice.

Chicken embryo E-cad and P-cad gastrulation.png

Chicken embryo E-cadherin and P-cadherin in gastrulation[1]

Search Databases





  1. <pubmed>27097030</pubmed>
  2. <pubmed> 28786202 </pubmed>

 2017 ANAT2341 - Timetable | Course Outline | Group Projects | Moodle | Tutorial 1 | Tutorial 2 | Tutorial 3

Labs: 1 Fertility and IVF | 2 ES Cells to Genome Editing | 3 Preimplantation and Early Implantation | 4 Reproductive Technology Revolution | 5 Cardiac and Vascular Development | 6 CRISPR-Cas9 | 7 Somitogenesis and Vertebral Malformation | 8 Organogenesis | 9 Genetic Disorders | 10 Melanocytes | 11 Stem Cells | 12 Group

Lectures: 1 Introduction | 2 Fertilization | 3 Week 1/2 | 4 Week 3 | 5 Ectoderm | 6 Placenta | 7 Mesoderm | 8 Endoderm | 9 Research Technology | 10 Cardiovascular | 11 Respiratory | 12 Neural crest | 13 Head | 14 Musculoskeletal | 15 Limb | 16 Renal | 17 Genital | 18 Endocrine | 19 Sensory | 20 Fetal | 21 Integumentary | 22 Birth | 23 Stem cells | 24 Revision

 Student Projects: 1 Cortex | 2 Kidney | 3 Heart | 4 Eye | 5 Lung | 6 Cerebellum