Embryology is a key discipline of medical study, describing how a human comes to be. It has important implications in the understanding of anatomy and pathophysiology of many diseases.

In this section, I will explain the key principles of embryology to allow you to grasp a fundamental grounding in the knowledge and understanding required as a medical student.

I will try to explain the aspects that are – in reality – quite simple but often overcomplicated by many of the books, lectures, and diagrams you will come across.