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Developmental Anatomy / Embryology (CVM 6903)
Embryology Courseware Online
New: This web page explains our organization of Embryology (Developmental Anatomy) courseware for online learning, including web resources and content organization. (We currently teach Developmental Anatomy online rather than by lecture presentations in CVM 6903 Veterinary Anatomy I.)
Embryology Core Questions
New: This computer web site (& mobile device web app) presents core questions related to eleven embyology (developmental anatomy) topics. The keybord, buttons & a slider are available to navigate among questions per topic. Students are expected to think about how they would answer each question and then use the mouse or the spacebar to reveal answers provided by the instructor. Each question has a short answer followed by a detailed answer that delivers additional information.
Embryology Highlights (Screencasts)
Veterinary Developmental Anatomy content is presented through a series of narrated video presentations (screencasts). Taken together, the series of screencasts constitutes an online Introductory Embryology course, subdivided into compact units. Initial units presenting fertilization, early embryogenesis, and placentation are followed by content units pertaining to body systems. (The screencasts were produced with Camtasia software; they are presented as QuickTime videoclips.)
Embryology Highlights (Mobile Devices)
A version of Embryology Highlights for mobile devices (a web app designed for smart phones & tablets) is available.
Developmental Anatomy: Subject Outlines & Knowledge Self-Assessment
This web site is intended to supplement class notes or a textbook that provides embryology images. For each of a dozen embryology subjects, the web site presents an Outline of Topics, linked to True/False Questions with Explanations. The topical Outlines offer students another perspective of subject matter content. The Questions provide an opportunity to self-assess embryology knowledge so that understanding can be clarified prior to course examinations. The T/F Quizzes are geared for instruction, rather than grading. Embryology terms are shown in bold type in the Outlines. (This courseware requires your browser to use a Flash Player plugin.)
This web app provides a review of mitosis and meiosis for veterinary students studying fertilization in Embryology. The Review illustrates how germ cells give rise to four haploid gametes with unique genotypes via meiosis, in contrast to mitosis which produces two identical daughter cells. Gametogenesis is also reviewed. The web app is designed for smart phones, but it may be viewed on tablet or computer browsers.
Developmental Anatomy Class Notes( PDF)
Developmental Anatomy class notes (79 pages). The notes are in PDF file format (screen resolution).