25137 Vertebrate Embryology Comparative

Course Description

This course is a study of introduction of comparative anatomy, concept promise and bioneeds, protochordites,    surveys the evolution of organs and organ systems and presents a comparison of structures in vertebrate classes. Homologous, analogous and prototype structures of lower forms will be examined in relation to mammalian structures.


Learning Objective

  • By the end of the course students should be able to:
  • 1. To learn the anatomy of several representative vertebrates
  • 2. To gain familiarity with anatomical terms and descriptors
  • 3. To learn how to use guides and diagrams to identify anatomical features in an actual organism
  • 4. To learn dissection techniques 5. To understand how morphology relates to function 6. To understand how biomechanical constraints influence anatomy and physiology 7. To understand the basic workings of major vertebrate systems (including the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, urogenital system, and nervous system).



Books for this Course

  • Comparative Vertebrate Embryology, Dr.Eric Follmann

Times Offered

  • September
  • January

Course Prerequisite