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General Anatomy, Histology & Embryology: Course Outline for BDS Embryology

Course Outline

General Embryology

  1. Male & female reproductive systems.
  2. Cell Division and gametogenesis
  3. Fertilization, cleavage, blastocyst formation and implantation
  4. Development during second week
  5. Development during third week
  6. Embryonic period
  7. Fetal period
  8. Fetal membrane (amniotic cavity, yolk sac, allantois, umbilical cord and placenta)
  9. Introduction to Genetics and teratogenesis
  10. Perinatology

Special Embryology

  1. Development of Head & Neck
  • Tongue
  • Thyroid
  • Pituitary
  • Upper respiratory system
  • Development of face and palate
  1. The digestive system
  2. The respiratory system
  3. The cardiovascular system
  4. The musculo-skeletal system
  • Development of skeleton
  • Development of muscles
  1. Special Senses
  2. Development of nervous system

Region to be Covered in Each Part


  • General anatomy
  • General histology
  • General Embryology including teratogens
  • UPPER LIMB} Introduction
  • LOWER LIMB} Introduction
  • Thorax


  • Special histology
  • Special embryology
  • Abdomen
  • Head & Neck
  • Neuroanatomy

Text Books

Relevant Books