University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Objectives of the course: The object of Embryology is the study of human embryonic development.

The Embryology I is the study of the basic principles of human embryonic development (from fertilization of the ovum and the creation of the zygote until birth).
Human development is a continuous process that begins when an oocyte is fertilized by the sperm. The processes of cell division, cell migration, programmed cell death, differentiation, development and cell rearrangement, transform the fertilized oocyte, which is a highly specialized pluripotent cell, the zygote, to a pluripotent human.

Contents of the course: Introduction to Embryology, mitosis, meiosis, spermatogenesis, oogenesis, ovarian cycle, fertilization, the 1st and the 2nd week of development, the 3rd , 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th week of development, late fetal period, determination of the age of the fetus, placenta, fetal membranes

Mode and outcomes of teaching: The course is composed of lectures at the amphitheater.
At the end of the course the students should be able to:

  • Know the basic terminology Embryological terminology
  • Know the basic principles of spermatogenesis and oogenesis
  • Know the basic principles of embryological development
  • Know the basic principles for determination the age of the fetus

Hours of training per student: 26

Semester: 1st