University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Objectives of the course: Embryology II / Organogenesis is studying:

  • the foundation and development of the organs of all systems in the human embryo, along with the relevant congenital malformations (birth defects),
  • transient structures contributing to the development of organs in the adult, such as the pharyngeal apparatus, the pronephros, etc.,
  • elements of functional and inductive embryology, as well as,
  • the interactions between structures, cells, genes and signalling pathways, playing an essential role in the natural fetal development or malformation and organogenetic diversion

Contents of the course: Embryology II / Organogenesis includes the study of normal pre- and post-gastrulation events, the early tissue and organ differentiation and the establishment and development in the human embryo of all organ systems as well as their congenital malformations.

This study includes the development of the cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, male and female genital, muscular and skeletal, nervous (CNS and the sensory organs –eye,ear) and integumentary systems and the structures of the head and neck (pharyngeal apparatus),

Mode and outcomes of teaching: The course includes:

  • lectures
  • embryology essays concerning congenital malformations performed by groups of 5-6 students, which are presented in an oral and written form, at the end of the semester.

The communication with the students for information, instructions, Qs and As, apart from the fixed days and hours in the lab, is constant and unlimited through the internet (e-mails, chats and video conferences)

Hours of training per student: 26

Semester: 4th