Embryology and development

Course Code :1036FBDBIC
Study domain:Biochemistry
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:39
Credits:5
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Steven Van Cruchten

3. Course contents *

The 'theoretical' course documents the early embryonic development and organogenesis. The development of mammals, including lab animals, is discussed from a comparative point of view and the course covers the following topics: - gametogenesis, cleavage, gastrulation - primitive embryo - protection and nutrition of the embryo - development of the different organ systems. The student also gains insight in experimental embryology and teratogens.