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Postgraduate course


  • ECTS credits2
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeODO-EMBR/06
  • Number of semesters1
  • Resources

Main content

Teaching semester

Every 3. spring. The next time the course will be arranged, is expected to be spring 2024.

Objectives and Content

Course description

The Human Embryology course contains 10 lectures. The discipline describes the formation of the new human individual from the fertilized egg cell to the delivery. The central aspects in the course are cell division period, embryonic period and foetal period, and how various parts of the body develop and grow in each period. The special emphasis is in the development and developmental defects of the head and neck. Furthermore, some syndromes, which affect face development are presented. The course covers also principles of teratology and gives introduction to molecular embryology.

Recommended literature

T. W. Sadler: Langman´s Medical Embryology, 14th Edition (2018).
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN9781975114848.


Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Participation in lectures (requirement 80 % attendance)

Forms of Assessment

Written exam, 2 weeks deadline

Grading Scale

Passed/ Not passed

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.


Administrative contact: Else Fredriksen

E-mail: else.fredriksen@uib.no

Telephone: (+47) 55 58 61 86

Course coordinator:

Päivi Kettunen, https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Paivi.Kettunen
Department of Biomedicine