Anatomy Curriculum for General Embryology

The following document outlines the details of Objectives of Anatomy contents to be taught during General Embryology Block/Unit/Course in undergraduate medical sciences (MBBS) program.

Block/Unit/Course: General Embryology


Fertilization and Implantation
Bilaminar Germ Disc
Trilaminar Germ Disc
Notochord and Neural Tube formation
Fetal Membranes
Stages of Development
Critical stages of development


At the end of the block/unit/course, students should be able to:

  1. Define the common terminologies used in embryology.
  2. Define gametogenesis.
  3. Discuss the significance of gametogenesis.
  4. Summarize the process of spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis.
  5. Summarize the process of oogenesis.
  6. Discuss the process of ovulation.
  7. Summarize the steps of fertilization and discuss the result of fertilization.
  8. Discuss the fate of corpus leutum.
  9. Name the site of normal implantation.
  10. Define ectopic pregnancy.
  11. Summarize the normal development of establishment of bilaminar germ discs.
  12. Discuss uteroplacental circulation.
  13. Define gastrulation.
  14. Describe the establishment of trilaminar germ disc.
  15. Enumerate the derivatives of different germ layers.
  16. Summarize the normal development of notochord formation and neural tube formation.
  17. Name the division of mesoderm and its derivatives.
  18. Outline the changes in embryo and fetus at different stages of development.
  19. Discuss the function of placenta.
  20. Discuss the formation of placenta and enumerate the components of placenta.
  21. Enumerate the function of fetal membrane.
  22. Discuss the types and developmental basis of twinning.
  23. Identify the critical stages of development and the factors causing congenital malformations.
You can find compiled curriculum at Undergraduate Anatomy Curriculum.