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Ch 33: Reproductive Sequence for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution

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The Reproductive Sequence chapter of this MCAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the reproductive sequence. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach information involving the reproductive sequence required for the MCAT exam.

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Learning objectives:

  • Review fertilization and zygote formation.
  • Learn about oocyte activation and cell cleavage.
  • Explore early embryonic development.
  • Examine embryo implantation and placenta formation.
  • Find out how the placenta works to keep a fetus nourished and healthy before birth.
  • Learn about amniotic fluid, the amnion and the yolk sac.
  • Study gastrulation and the three germ layers.
  • Review external genital development in males and females.
  • Explore fetal development in the first, second and third trimesters.
  • Learn about the three stages of labor.
  • Find out the role hormones play in labor and delivery.

14 Lessons in Chapter 33: Reproductive Sequence for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution
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Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

1. Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

Follow the male's sperm and the female's egg on their way to meet each other in this lesson that takes you through the process of fertilization in humans. Learn about the obstacles the sperm must get through before it can fertilize the egg.

Fertilization: Oocyte Activation & Cell Cleavage

2. Fertilization: Oocyte Activation & Cell Cleavage

When is the exact moment of fertilization? Learn the answer in this lesson. We'll look at what happens after the sperm penetrates the outer layers of the oocyte during the process of fertilization.

Early Embryonic Development: The Morula and Blastula

3. Early Embryonic Development: The Morula and Blastula

This lesson on the early stages of mammalian development covers the processes following fertilization, such as cleavage, the morula formation and blastula formation. Watch to learn what the inner cell mass, trophoblast cells and blastocyst are, as well as their functions within embryonic development.

Embryo Implantation and Placenta Formation

4. Embryo Implantation and Placenta Formation

This lesson will cover the journey the mammalian embryo first makes after it has been fertilized. Learn how maternal blood moves through the embryo, and how the placenta is formed.

The Placenta and the Fetus: Structure and Function

5. The Placenta and the Fetus: Structure and Function

Have you ever wondered how a baby eats before it's born or if babies go to the bathroom while still inside their mother? In this lesson, you will learn about the placenta and how it works to ensure a fetus stays well-nourished and healthy before birth.

Amniotic Fluid, The Amnion, and the Yolk Sac

6. Amniotic Fluid, The Amnion, and the Yolk Sac

From a chick developing inside an egg to a human baby growing in its mother's womb, all developing vertebrates rely on a support system to protect them, feed them, supply them with oxygen, remove wastes, and do much, much more to ensure that the embryo grows and develops into a fully functional organism. In this lesson, you'll learn about the different parts of that support system and some of the things that they do.

Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)

7. Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)

Gastrulation is a key process in embryonic development - it's how a simple ball of cells begins to grow into a fully functioning being! Watch this lesson to learn about a key process in the development of almost all multicellular organisms.

External Genital Development in Males and Females

8. External Genital Development in Males and Females

The developed genitals of a male look much different than the developed genitals of a female. However, they both grow from identical sets of tissues. Learn more about external genital development and find out how and when the tissue changes.

Fetal Development in the First Trimester: Stages & Timeline

9. Fetal Development in the First Trimester: Stages & Timeline

We all know it takes 9 months for the baby to develop inside the mother's womb, but have you ever thought about how or when all those different organs and systems appear? When does the fetal heart start beating or the brain develop? Find out in this lesson covering the first trimester of pre-natal development.

Second Trimester Fetal Development

10. Second Trimester Fetal Development

The growth and development of a baby is an amazingly detailed and complex process. It starts with a ball of cells, which grows all the way to a full grown, eight pound baby in nine months! In this lesson, learn about what happens during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Third Trimester Fetal Development

11. Third Trimester Fetal Development

This is it - the last step, the last few months before the birth of a baby! Learn about the changes the developing fetus goes through during the third and final trimester.

The Three Stages of Labor: Dilation, Expulsion & Placental

12. The Three Stages of Labor: Dilation, Expulsion & Placental

You may think of the process of labor and childbirth as one long event, but it is actually divided into different stages. Learn about each of the three stages of labor in this lesson.

Childbirth: The Role of Hormones in Labor and Delivery

13. Childbirth: The Role of Hormones in Labor and Delivery

How does a mother's body know when it is time to give birth? How does the labor process begin and end? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson on the hormones involved in childbirth.

What is a C-Section? - Procedure, Types & Delivery

14. What is a C-Section? - Procedure, Types & Delivery

Do you know what happens when something goes wrong during the birthing process? You may have heard about C-sections, but do you know why they are performed - or how? Learn about this and more in this lesson on Cesarean sections.

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