Bi6140en Embryology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jiřina Medalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Helena Nejezchlebová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Marcela Buchtová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Marcela Buchtová, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Martin Vácha, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites
(! Bi6140 Embryology ) && (! NOWANY ( Bi6140 Embryology )) && ( PROGRAM ( M137 ) || ( SOUHLAS ))
During the course all necessary information will be provided. However, basic knowledge of cell biology and histology is welcome.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course the student will be able to: understand and explain the mechanisms of embryonal development; identify structures that develop during embryogenesis and organogenesis; interpret and explain current knowledge and problems of regenerative and reproductive medicine; formulate and discuss hypotheses on the topic of ontogenesis and evolution.
Learning outcomes
Students should be able:
- understand and explain the mechanisms of embryonal development
- identify structures that develop during embryogenesis and organogenesis
- interpret and explain current knowledge and problems of regenerative and reproductive medicine
- formulate and discuss hypotheses on the topic of ontogenesis and evolution
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction, general terms, basic molecular pathways; 2. Reproduction, gametogenesis, fertilization; 3. Blastogenesis; 4. Sub/in/fertility, reproductive medicine; 5. Gastrulation and tissue development; 6. Somites, neurogenesis 7; Body cavities development; 8. Development of pulmonary and cardiovascular systems; 9. Development of gastrointestinal system; 10. Development of urogenital system; 11. Development of axial skeleton and muscular system; 12. Integument development; 13. Postembryonic development, regeneration, stem cells. In every particular system: elucidation of mechanisms of embryonic origin and development of studied structures (main model – human), deviations from normal development and pathologies, basic signaling pathways regulating development, comparative embryology.
Literature
  • R. Hodge: Developmental Biology: from a Cell to an Organism. 1st edition, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8160-6683-4.
  • K. L. Moore, T.V.N Persaud: The developing human. Clinically oriented embryology. 8th edition, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8089-2387-9.
  • J. M. W Slack: Essential developmental biology. 2nd edition, 2006. ISBN 978-4051-2216-0.
  • B. M. Carlson: Human embryology and developmental biology. 4th edition, 2009. ISBN 978-323-05385-3.
Teaching methods
lectures and homework
Assessment methods
Attendance is not obligatory, but recommended for a good understanding of the topics discussed. A final exam (at the end of the semester) will consist of a test containing 20 multiple-choice questions (one answer is always correct). The test is successfully completed if more than 60 % of answers are correct.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on course enrolment limitations: The course is offered to incoming Erasmus students. The students even of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with can be enrolled in this course.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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