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Embryology is part of the 1st year anatomy course, but will also reappear in the 2nd year human reproduction course.

Initially, embryology can seem quite complicated. That’s why I recommend reading a short and simple book first, such as “the “illustrated colour text”, which I really liked and still used in 2nd year. For essays etc., you can use a larger textbook, such as Larson’s Embryology. I used it to look up particular details, but have also got very good use of the animations provided with the Student Consult access online.

In terms of learning anatomy for the 1st year, I found it quite sufficient to just learn what embryological structure becomes what in the adult. This is what I’ve summarised in the document below.

Some notes on embryology in the 2nd year will follow eventually. E-mail me if you urgently require them.

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