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Swansea University Medical School: Anatomy and Embryology

A series of human embryology and anatomy podcasts linked to the teaching at the Swansea University College of Medicine, but hopefully helpful to all students with an interest in how we are made.

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11: The heart

We continue to talk about the development of the cardiovascular system by discussing how the heart forms, and how it becomes split into four chambers.

26mins

7 Apr 2008

Rank #1

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16: Neuroembryology

Sam and Rhiannon finally get around to the development of the nervous system, and talk about neurulation, development of the brain, the ventricles, the spinal cord, and the spinal nerves.

39mins

19 Jun 2008

Rank #2

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Video 4: The brachial plexus

Sam draws a quick diagram of the parts of the brachial plexus that you often see laid out in textbooks.

2mins

17 Jul 2008

Rank #3

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19: The eye

We spend half an hour talking about how the eye forms from the developing brain and overlying ectoderm.

33mins

23 Sep 2008

Rank #4

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9: Reproductive system

Rhiannon talks about the development of the different parts of the male and female reproductive systems.

29mins

31 Mar 2008

Rank #5

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8: Urinary system

Rhiannon goes through the development of the urinary system from mesoderm to nephron, and most of what happens in between.

22mins

12 Mar 2008

Rank #6

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15: Oogenesis

Rhiannon tells us how ova develop and how great Double Decker chocolate bars are.

24mins

23 May 2008

Rank #7

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14: Pharyngeal arches

We talk about the structures within each of the pharyngeal arches and what they will form into. We also link to cardiovascular embryology and mention Chuck Norris.

28mins

8 May 2008

Rank #8

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Video 2: Anterior triangle of the neck

Here's our second video podcast. Rhiannon paints the borders of the anterior triangle of the neck and some of the important structures within on Sam's neck.

4mins

5 Jun 2008

Rank #9

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17: Bye bye Rhi

Rhiannon records her last pocast before moving back to England..

10mins

30 Jun 2008

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12: Cardiovascular changes at birth

To complete our discussion of the developing cardiovascular system we call on Dr Geraint Morris again to help explain what changes normally occur with birth. We also find out about the many problems and complications that he sees when these changes don't occur quite as they should.

27mins

7 Apr 2008

Rank #11

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20: The ear

We talk about the development of the ear and its different parts.

27mins

13 Oct 2008

Rank #12

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10: Blood vessels

We talk about the initial formation of the cardiovascular system, and discuss the development of some of the major arteries and veins, comparing embryological and foetal structures with those of the adult.

28mins

2 Apr 2008

Rank #13

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Video 3: The cervical plexus

Rhiannon and Sam look at the cervical plexus in the neck very briefly, highlighting the roots and some of the key nerves.

3mins

10 Jun 2008

Rank #14

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13: Spermatogenesis

>We talk about the process and stages of spermatogenesis from spermatogonia to spermatozoa, and briefly discuss elephants.

18mins

24 Apr 2008

Rank #15