70890 - Embryo-Fetal Development and Associated Tissues

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

As part of the course, this module aims to provide a reminder of the embryo-fetal development in physiological conditions, with some nods to more frequently clinical problems. It is also proposed to provide an update on the latest research field of the potential use of extra-embryonic tissues as human stem cells sources.

Course contents

Topics Covered: introduction to general Embryology: fertilization, segmentation, implantation, development of the second week, third week and fourth of development, the embryonic period. Extra embryo-fetal tissue development: placenta, fetal membranes, yolk sac, allantois, umbilical cord. The extra-embryonic tissues as a source of human stem cells.



Embryology and Medical Embryology books; scientific publications.

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussions

Assessment methods

Written test containing a series of multiple choice questions on lesson topics. The eligibility threshold will be represented by a number of correct answers equal to 80% of the questions.

Teaching tools

Electronic presentations on PC, scientific articles and references.

Office hours

See the website of Francesco Alviano