Tools for Improving Embryology Education

Mark Holterman, MD, PhD 

rmasjet@uic.edu

Assoc Prof Surgery

Division of Pediatric Surgery

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Embryology Resources

 

Human Developmental Anatomy Center. Collections. Databases. Bibliography. Links.

http://64.106.143.169/collections/hdac/anatomy.htm

 

Resource site with links to teaching resources.

http://isc.temple.edu/marino/embryo/defaulthold.htm

 

Atlases of Embryonic Development

 

3-D Interactive Atlas of Mouse Embryo; microMRI Atlas of Mouse Development. http://quad.bic.caltech.edu/mouseatlas/

 

3-D Digital Atlas of Mouse embryology. Some annotation. Also available on CD.

http://genex.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/Atlas/intro.html

 

The Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo. Atlas of MRM images of Carnegie stages

 13 to 23.

http://embryo.soad.umich.edu/index.html

 

Learning Programs

 

Embryo Images Normal and Abnormal Mammalian Development is a tutorial that uses

 scanning electron micrographs (SEMs)

http://www.med.unc.edu/embryo_images/

 

Simbryo is select animations of embryological process on CD bundled with Langman’s Medical Embryology. 9th ed. T.W. Sadler.

 

Basic Embryonic Review Program. University of Pennsylvania. Demo only. Commercial version available.

http://www.med.upenn.edu/meded/public/berp/movies.html

 

UNSW Embryology. Dr. Mark Hill. Human Embryology. Animations. Stage information

and notes.

http://anatomy.med.unsw.edu.au/CBL/embryo/Embryo.htm

 

Cardiovascular Embryology. Text, useful diagrams and animations (developed at UIC).

http://www.rchc.rush.edu/embryology/embryology.htm

 

Embryology of the CNS  by Marvin Sodicoff, Ph.D.  Text and figures. No animations.

http://courses.temple.edu/neuroanatomy/lab/embryo/

 

Clinical Human Embryology program from Gold Standard Multimedia. For individual use. Not available for use in classroom.

http://www.imc.gsm.com/

 

Animations

 

Embryological development of the Human web site. University of Illinois – Chicago.

http://www.uic.edu/com/surgery/embryo/

 

William Larsen's Human Embryology. Animations and supplemental material for

 textbook.

http://cna.uc.edu/embryology/

 

Eight brief QuickTime and Shockwave/Flash animations to visual select aspects of cardiovascular development.

http://www.indiana.edu/~anat550/cvanim/#

 

Several Quicktime movies showing MRMs of mouse embryos from Scientific American article.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=00077CB6-8C87-1CB9-B4A8809EC588EEDF

 

 

Popular

 

The discovery channel site: fetal development videos; pregnancy FAQs

http://health.discovery.com/convergence/ultpregnancy/video.html

 

Images and animations of Human Development. Aimed at parents.

http://www.justthefacts.org/continue.asp

 

Mouseworks Visible Embryo program. Graphical summary of human development.

http://www.visembryo.com/baby/hp.html