Cardiac Embryology

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Cardiac Embryology     Begin Basic     Begin Intermediate     Begin Advanced  


This website is an educational resource designed to teach human cardiac embryology and is a Medicine ILP project carried out by Phoebe Norville. Heart development represents an important area of both embryological and clinical studies, predominantly due to the high incidence of congenital heart disease in the community. Therefore this website aims to teach cardiac embryology to students of all ages with varying degrees of knowledge in the area. The module contains three different levels:

  • Basic - begin here if you are new to heart embryology (high school level)
  • Intermediate - begin here if you have some background in heart embryology (university level)
  • Advanced - begin here after you have completed the earlier levels and have a good background in heart embryology (university level)

Your initial knowledge level determines your start level. Each level is then divided into a sequence of units/pages that roughly correspond to the sequence of heart development. The more detailed, the more pages; basic level has only 3 units, intermediate has 7 units, and the advanced module has 9 units. You can work through each level in sequence or jump to a more detailed level within each unit.

Navigation

Each unit also has two sets of navigation panels and a timeline, to help work through the cardiac embryology modules.

Top navigation panel

This panel allows you to easily move between pages within the same level or to jump to the beginning of a different level; green is the basic module, yellow the intermediate, and red the advanced.

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Bottom navigation panel

This panel allows you to easily move through the information sequentially as well as moving to the same content in a different level of complexity.

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Timelines

A timeline will appear at the top of each page to help you understand the order and context of the events occurring in cardiac embryology.

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Many of the concepts taught in embryology are best represented with animations or diagrams. The animations in this module are played using Adobe Flash Player. Most of the pictures appear in the units as thumbnails. To see the images more clearly simply click on the picture which will take you to the original-sized version. To return to the module simply click the back button in your browser window.

Basic module

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  1. The Primitive Heart Tube
  2. Divisions of the Embryonic Heart
  3. Vascular Connections to the Embryonic Heart

Intermediate module

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  1. Primordial Heart Tube
  2. Looping of the Heart Tube
  3. Atrial and Ventricular Septation
  4. Development of the Outflow Tract
  5. Development of Heart Valves
  6. Abnormalities of Cardiac Development
  7. Overview of Vascular Development

Advanced module

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  1. Early Embryonic Heart Fields
  2. The Endocardial Heart Tubes
  3. Cardiac Looping
  4. Cardiac Septation
  5. Outflow Tract Development
  6. Valve Development
  7. Development of the Cardiac Conduction System
  8. Developmental Abnormalities
  9. Molecular Control of Development


Cardiac Embryology     Begin Basic     Begin Intermediate     Begin Advanced  

Glossary Links

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Numbers | Symbols
Cardiovascular Links: Introduction | Heart Tutorial | Lecture - Early Vascular | Lecture - Heart | Movies | Coronary Circulation | Heart Valve | Heart Rate | Blood | Blood Vessel | Blood Vessel Histology | Cardiac Muscle Histology | Lymphatic | Spleen | Stage 22 | Abnormalities | OMIM | ECHO Meeting | Category:Cardiovascular
Historic Embryology
1915 Congenital Cardiac Disease | 1921 Human Brain Vascular | 1923 Head Subcutaneous Plexus | 1922 Aortic-Arch System | 1922 Pig Forelimb Arteries | 1922 Chicken Pulmonary | Ziegler Heart Models | Historic Disclaimer

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2014) Embryology Cardiac Embryology. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from https://php.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php?title=Cardiac_Embryology

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© Dr Mark Hill 2014, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G


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