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Mark Hill - Lab 1 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 2 page.

Student Page

Peer Review of other Project Pages

1. Cerebral cortex

  • Introduction
    • References are missing.
    • Labeled images could be included to illustrate the relative position of cerebral cortex and cerebrum in the human brain and the organization of cerebral cortex into the six horizontal layers.
  • Early development of the brain
    • Written expression could be clearer. For example, L1: “The brain begins to develop during the third week (of pregnancy) when the neural plate and (neural) tube (are derived) from the outermost layer of embryonic cells, (that is) the neuroectoderm.”.
    • A table listing the major development occurring at each week (i.e. week 3 – start of development of brain, week 4 – fusion of the neural folds) could be included for easier understanding of the developmental timeline
    • Labeled images should be included for clear illustration of the relative positions and development of various parts of the cerebral cortex.
  • Development of cerebral cortex
    • Appropriate inclusion of images that aid in understanding the content. However, there is little reference or explanation to the images in the text. No caption is included for the images. The first image and the second image are redundant to each other as they are both illustrating the key developmental zones in the human cortex. Author may want to consider taking one of them out.
    • Good use of a table in summarising the developmental timeline for corticogenesis. Clear explanation of corticogenesis.
  • Anatomy of the cerebral cortex
    • Content could be better organized in paragraphs instead of point forms.
    • Labelled images should be included for clear illustration
  • Functions of the cerebral cortex
    • More content could be added to each of the functional areas listed.
    • Video is appropriate and useful in facilitating understanding.
  • Abnormalities associated with cerebral cortex development
    • References should be included where appropriate instead of generalizing as “references used to write”.
    • The amount of content seems slightly overwhelming as compared to other sections of the page which are equally important as well. Nonetheless, good effort in explaining the abnormalities in great details.
    • Some references are missing.
  • References
    • Good effort in for having both journal and book references. However, it would be good to adhere to either APA or BJP style of referencing.

3. Heart

  • Introduction
    • Introduction is clear with explanation on why the group decided to focus on heart as well as a brief outline of the page.
  • Developmental origin
    • Good use of images that are relevant in explaining the developmental origin of the heart. References are also made to the figures. However, captions for the images are missing so it is unclear as to which is figure 2 that the author is making reference to.
    • Clear explanation that is easy to understand.
  • Developmental timeline
    • Good use of a table in summarising the embryonic developmental timeline of heart.
    • Elaboration for the development of heart during each week is also clear and extensive. A suggestion would be to include the week i.e. “Week 2: primary heart field and heart tube formation” for the subheadings as it can get confusing easily having to scroll back to the table.
    • Some references are missing.
    • Some images are well labeled but some are not.
  • Developmental signaling processes
    • Clear explanation that is coupled with images that are relevant to developmental signaling processes.
  • Future questions
    • The questions listed seem abrupt. Author may want to consider including the significance and need to further investigate these questions.
  • Glossary of terms
    • Author may want to consider arranging the glossaries in alphabetical order. Otherwise, good inclusion of a list of terms.

4. Eye

  • Anatomy of the adult eye
    • Good explanation on the anatomy of adult eyes.
    • Self-drawn images are also clear and easy to understand.
  • Overview of eye development
    • Detailed layout of eye development with the use of tables.
    • Some references are missing.
  • Development of the eye components
    • Labeled images should be included.
    • Although some contents are missing, it is clear that the author has a clear grasp of what to include.
  • References
    • The group may want to decide on one style of referencing for eg. APA or BJP.

5. Lungs

  • Most references are missing especially in the introduction, structure of respiratory network, developmental signaling processes and animal models. The group may want to decide on one style of referencing for eg. APA or BJP.
  • Good inclusion of several images that are relevant and they facilitate understanding. However, the images are not properly captioned and referenced.
  • Good and consistent effort could be seen from various sections of the page with clear organization of content in tables and paragraphs. Content is generally fine with good elaboration that is easy to follow.
  • The focus of the page is also evenly distributed instead of skewing towards one.

6. Cerebellum

  • I personally think that this page is the best out of all six groups. Content is generally good with clear elaborations and labeled figures that are essential in explaining the anatomy and development of cerebellum. Figures are well labeled and clearly referenced.
  • Although the content has been properly referenced in the text, the group may want to decide on one style of referencing i.e. APA or BJP for reference list.


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 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
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