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Māra Pilmane

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:27.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:MK_027LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Histology and CytologyTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Māra Pilmane
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Morphology
The Head of Structural Unit:Māra Pilmane
Contacts:Rīga, Kronvalda bulvāris 9, aaiakatrsu[pnkts]lv, aaiakatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061551
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)11Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures22
Classes (number)9Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes18
Total Contact Hours40
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Biology, histology, anatomy and genetics.
To develop understanding of general, special and functional embryology; development of cells, tissue and organs.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Teratology. Main terms. Historical aspects of embryology content and tasks. Experimental embryology. Periods of intrauterine life.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Spermatogenesis. Ovogenesis. Fertilisation. Cleavage. Implantation.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Development of bilateral embryo. Development of extraembryonal structures. Gastrulation and neurulation. Development of trilaminar embryo. Development of intra- and extraembryonal cavities.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Placenta. Amnion and chorion. Umbilical cord.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Induction, growth, differentiation. Development of three germ lists.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Development of body external shape. Development of skeleton, limbs. Development of muscles.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Development of cardiovascular system. Development of lymphatic system.Lectures1.00auditorium
8Development of urogenital system. Development of skin and its appendices. Development of endocrine system.Lectures1.00auditorium
9Development of head and neck. Development of oral cavity and tongue.Lectures1.00auditorium
10Development of digestive and respiratory systems.Lectures1.00auditorium
11Development of PNS and PNS. Development of sense organs.Lectures1.00auditorium
12Periods in embryogenesis. Germ cells. Spermatogenesis. Ovogenesis. The 1st week of embryogenesis.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
13The 2d and 3d week of embryogenesis. Placentation.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
14Development of skeleton, limbs and muscles. Development of heart, lymphatic system, urogenital system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
15Colloquium I: Topics from the 1st to 8th lectures. Slides of the 3rd and 5th and 7th week labs.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
16Development of skin and endocrine system. Development of face, oral cavity and tongue.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
17Development of digestive, respiratory and nerve system.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
18Development of eye and ear.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
19Colloquium II: Topics from the 9 to 11 lectures. Slides of the 10­ and 12-week labs.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
20Test about the schemes and slides.Classes1.00Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology
Unaided Work:
The students study the given readings and literature independently in accordance with the topics of the course; they analyse embryonic specimen structure in the laboratory and prepare the protocols of their practical work.
Assessment Criteria:
• Laboratory class protocols of appropriate quality, finished and submitted in due time; • Participation in colloquia and demonstration of the acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills during the test. • Multiple choice examination in combination with practical analysis of specimens at the end of the course. During the examination the students’ theoretical knowledge of embryonic tissue and organ morphology and practical skills in analysing specimens and schematic images are tested. Students show how to specify age-related changes in tissues and organs. They demonstrate their understanding of development of tissues and organs as well as the ability to relate morphology with processes.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:On successful course completion students will be able to demonstrate understanding of embryology and significance of prenatal diagnostic methods, to describe structural features of primordia in tissue and organs at different developmental stages, to define risk periods in histo- and organogenesis, and to analyse the most often observed developmental anomalies.
Skills:Students will be able to detect microscopically primordia of the tissue and/or organs and approximate stage of development, to use embryological schemes and to evaluate the possible structure adequacy to the intrauterine stage.
Competencies:Students will be able to recognise embryonic tissue and organ morphology and structure in clinical specimens. They will be able to analyse variations at different stages of embryonic development and distinguish between healthy and pathological tissues in specimens. The students will be able to estimate the significance of various inducers on the developmental processes with respect to postnatal life.
1Pilmane M., Pļaviņa L., Kavak V. 2016. Embryology and Anatomy for Health Sciences. Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. 511 lpp. ISBN-10: 9984793915, ISBN-13: 978-9984793917
2Pilmane M., Šūmahers G.-H. 2006. Medicīniskā embrioloģija. Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. 335 lpp. ISBN10: 9984788024, ISBN13: 9789984788029
3Boka S., Pilmane M., Kavak V. 2010. Embryology and anatomy for health sciences. Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. 404 p. ISBN-10: 9984788504, ISBN-13: 978-9984788500
4Sadler T.W. 2014. Langman's Medical Embryology. 2014. 13th Edition. LWW. 424 p. ISBN-10: 1451191642, ISBN-13: 978-1451191646
5Schoenwolf Gary C., Bleyl Steven B., Brauer Philip R., Francis-West Philippa H. 2014. Larsen's Human Embryology. 5th Edition. Churchill Livingstone. 576 p. ISBN-10: 1455706841, ISBN-13: 978-1455706846
6Moore Keith L., Persaud T. V. N., Torchia Mark G. 2015. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology. 10th Edition. Saunders. 560 p. ISBN-10: 0323313388, ISBN-13: 978-0323313384
7Moore Keith L., Persaud T. V. N., Torchia Mark G. 2015. Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects. 9th Edition. Saunders. 384 p. ISBN-10: 032331337X, ISBN-13: 978-0323313377
8Carlson Bruce M. 2013. Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. 5th Edition. Saunders. 520 p. ISBN-10: 1455727946, ISBN-13: 978-1455727940
9Dudek Dr. Ronald W. 2013. High-Yield Embryology. 5th Edition. LWW. 176 p. ISBN-10: 1451176104, ISBN-13: 978-1451176100
10Slack Jonathan M. W. 2018. The Science of Stem Cells. 1st Edition. Wiley-Blackwell. 264 p. ISBN-10: 1119235154, ISBN-13: 978-1119235156
1Bath-Balogh M., Fehrenbach Margaret J. 2011. Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy. 3rd Edition. Saunders. 344 p. ISBN-10: 1437717306, ISBN-13: 978-1437717303
2Blechschmidt E. 2004. The Ontogenetic Basis of Human Anatomy: A Biodynamic Approach to Development from Conception to Birth. 1st Edition. North Atlantic Books. 272 p. ISBN-10: 155643507X, ISBN-13: 978-1556435072
3Blechschmidt E., Gasser R.F. 2012. Biokinetics and Biodynamics of Human Differentiation: Principles and Applications. Reprint Edition. North Atlantic Books. 312 p. ISBN-10: 1583944524, ISBN-13: 978-1583944523
4Breedlove Marc S. 2017. Foundations of Neural Development. 1st Edition. Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press. 370 p. ISBN-10: 1605355798
5Cochard Larry R. 2012. Netter's Atlas of Human Embryology: Updated Edition. 1st Edition. Saunders. 288 p. ISBN-10: 1455739774, ISBN-13: 978-1455739776
6Dudek Dr. Ronald W. 2014. BRS Embryology. 6th Edition. LWW. 336 p. ISBN-10: 1451190387, ISBN-13: 978-1451190380
7England Marjorie A. 1990. Colour Atlas of Life Before Birth: Normal Fetal Development. Year Book Medical Pub. 224 p. ISBN-10: 0815131194, ISBN-13: 978-0815131199
8Hombría Castelli-Gair J., Bovolenta P. 2016. Organogenetic Gene Networks: Genetic Control of Organ Formation. 1st Edition. Springer. 376 p. ISBN-10: 3319427652, ISBN-13: 978-3319427652
9Lambert Wayne H., Wineski Lawrence E. 2010. Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Anatomy and Embryology. 1st Edition. LWW. 234 p. ISBN-10: 1605473154, ISBN-13: 978-1605473154
10Schoenwolf Gary C. 2007. Atlas of Descriptive Embryology. 7th Edition. Pearson. 300 p. ISBN-10: 0131585606, ISBN-13: 978-0131585607