General consideration of the male and female reproductive organs, gametogenesis, fertilization, implantation, cleavage, the morula, the blastocyst formation of the primitive streak, the Bilaminar and trilaminar germ disc. Development of tissues and organ system of the embryo, the chronic and amniotic cavities. Foetal membranes , placental formation and

functions. The molecular regulation in differentiation of tissues and organs and in the establishment and patterning of the body axis. Birth defects, chromosomal and genetic factors. Twins and twin defects. General characteristics of the embryonic and foetal periods.

Level of Study: 200 Level