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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2018–2019
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
BTK4665 Embryology 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Bioteknologian tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students can describe the development of gametes, fertilization and different stages of human embryonic development. In addition, students can outline the basics of organ development and common developmental disorders as well as consequences of different gene and chromosomal changes to the development. Group work activities enhance students capability to summarise important aspects of organ development, skills in group working and oral presentation skills in English.

General description

Basics of gametogenesis, ovulation and fertilization processes. Early state zygote development and embryo cleavage, implantation and development of embryonic layers. Main steps of embryonic and fetal development as well as development of placenta and fetal membranes. Main disorders and teratogens in embryonic and fetal development. Basics of organ development through group work activities.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Heli Skottman, Teacher responsible


8-Oct-2018 – 30-Nov-2018
Lectures 10 hours
Mon 8-Oct-2018 at 12.15-14.00, F213
Wed 10-Oct-2018 at 12.15-14.00, F213
Fri 12-Oct-2018 at 12.15-14.00, F213
Mon 22-Oct-2018 at 12.15-14.00, F213
Wed 24-Oct-2018 at 12.15-14.00, F213
Group work 10 hours
Group work seminar
Tue 13-Nov-2018 at 9.15-11.00, F213
Tue 13-Nov-2018 at 13.15-15.00, F213
Thu 15-Nov-2018 at 9.15-11.00, F213
Thu 15-Nov-2018 at 13.15-15.00, F213
Seminar 8 hours
Exam 4 hours
Fri 30-Nov-2018 at 14.00-18.00, General exam


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Combined evaluation of group work presentation and exam.

Study materials

Materials and further readings provided in the course.

Further information

Participation in the lectures is highly recommended. Participation in the group work and group work presentations and evaluation is compulsory.