513 Human Embryology

COURSE DIRECTOR: Sarah Keim-Janssen, Ph.D.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is equivalent to the first year medical embryology course at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  This course studies human development from fertilization through birth and serves as a basis to explain the organization and relationship of anatomy along with providing a basis for the formation of congenital birth defects.  This three-week long course consists of daily lectures.  The course is structured so students can elect to take Human Gross Anatomy at the same time without any conflicts.

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations will be given in the format of the USMLE and will consist of multiple-choice questions.  There will be two exams, a midterm and a final.  Final course scores will be derived from compilation of the individual examination scores.

SUGGESTED TEXT: Students should bring the textbook used at their primary institution.  Some examples of texts we recommend include:  The Developing Human by Keith L. Moore and  T.V.N. Persaud; Human Embryology by William J. Larsen; and Langman's Medical Embryology by T.W. Sadler.  Students are expected to read sections which parallel the topics covered in the lectures.


WEEK

DAY
LECTURE (MSC 3003)
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
TEXT CHAPTER
Moore and Persaud
1 Mon Orientation to Omaha and UNMC - Complete Admission
Requirements and Access to Blackboard
 
  Tues 1 - Fertilization
2 - Gastrulation
1 & 2
4 & 5
  Wed

3 - Fetal Membrane

4 - Placenta

 7 & 3
7
  Thur

5 - Nervous System

6 - Muscular and Skeletal System

17
14, 15 & 16
  Fri

7 - Face

8 - Eye and Ear

9
18
2 Mon EXAM I  
  Tues  9 - Mouth and Tongue
10 - Pharyngeal Arches
9
9
  Wed 11 - Pleura and Lungs
12 - Heart
 8 & 10
8 & 13
  Thur 13 - Circulatory System
14 - Gastrointestinal System
13
8 & 11
  Fri 15 - Genitourinary System
16 - External Genitalia
12
12
 3 Mon NO CLASS  
  Tues 16 - Skin
17 - Fetal Growth
19
20
  Wed EXAM 2  

 

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