$ 115.00   USD
  • Course Code:  PMOL006

  • Term:  Open

  • Start Date:  Jan 1 2019

  • Self-paced

  • Course Author(s)
    James White Ph.D
Original Price:   $ 115.00   USD
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Pelvic Anatomy


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The Thoracic Embryology course discusses how the heart and lungs develop with comments on early embryology, fetal and postnatal circulation and common congenital heart malformations. We use the extraordinary images from texts published by Elsevier and selected Embryology animations from the Larsen Embryology text. A must for future health professionals. 


1. Discuss how the primitive heart tube forms, compare the components of the heart tube that are derived from the primary and secondary heart fields, and how cardiac looping changes the position of the future atria and ventricles.

2. Describe how and why the atrioventricular canal is realigned, how the atria enlarge and the atrioventricular valves form.

3. Compare and contrast the changes that occur in fetal versus postnatal circulation.

4. Summarize how the interatrial, interventricular and conotruncal septa form and the involvement of neural crest.

5. Classify acyanotic and cyanotic congenital heart malformations.

6. State the mechanisms involved in early lung development and the cause and common form of a tracheoesophageal fistula

7. Describe how the bronchi and bronchioles branch and how the alveoli develop.




dr-white-phdJAMES S. WHITE. Ph.D.

James S. White, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine, where he participates in the teaching of a number of courses, including Human Gross Anatomy, Cell and Tissue Biology and Brain and Behavior. Dr. White has been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania for 25 years.

He is the is the author of two review books, USMLE Road Map Neuroscience (2008 McGraw-Hill) and USMLE Road Map Gross Anatomy (2006 McGraw-Hill), and a co-author of the Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Anatomy Lecture Notes.

Dr. White has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA, and a Ph.D in Anatomy from The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. White has received over 20 teaching awards including the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching at the Perelman School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. White was elected as an honorary member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Course Information

Release Date: January 17, 2017

Expiration Date: January 17, XXXX

Amount of CME Credit: xx AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Target Audience

The Goal of this activity is to provide learners with basic knowledge of the functional and clinical anatomy, histology, and imaging of the thorax with an emphasis on the heart and lungs. In this activity, learners will engage with the content by reviewing lecture videos, links to related readings, downloadable resources, and quizzes.


Target Audience
This continuing education activity has been designed for physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Define and discuss the structures that make up the thoracic wall and how muscles, bones, and 
cartilages of the wall participate in the process of respiration
• Compare and contrast the regional differences of structures situated in the mediastinum
• Describe the differences in the anatomy of the right versus the left lung, the arrangement of 
structures in the root of each lung, and how each lung utilizes its pleural relationships to 
• Summarize the differences in the structure of the atria and ventricles of the heart, how these 
chambers contract, and how this activity is correlated with when the atrioventricular and 
semilunar valves are open or closed
• Analyze and identify anatomic structures in plain films or other imaging modalities
• Compare and contrast the differences in the histologic structure of the walls of the heart, 
bronchi, bronchioles and lung alveoli

Successful completion of this educational activity and receipt of certificate of credit includes achieving a minimum score of 80% on the post-test.

James S. White, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Accreditation and Designation of Credit

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this enduring material for a maximum of xx AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 3 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

The following faculty and planning committee members have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity:

James S. White, PhD
Gail Morrison, MD
William G. Baxt, MD
Anna T. Delaney, MBA
Kimberley Halscheid, BA
Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP

The faculty involved with this activity have reported that their presentations contain no mention of investigational and/or off-label use of products.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support used in the development of this educational activity.

For CME/CNE related questions regarding this activity, contact the Office of CME and CIPE at Penn Medicine at penncme@mail.med.upenn.edu or at 215-898-8005.
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01. (25.) Thoracic Embryology; Early Embryology, body folding and formation of the primitive heart tube

02. (26.)Thoracic Embryology; Cardiac looping, primary and secondary heart fields

03. (27.)Thoracic Embryology; Formation of the atrioventricular canal and its realignment

04. (28.)Thoracic Embryology; Enlargement of the atria and formation of the atrioventricular valves

05.(29.)Thoracic Embryology; Fetal circulation

06. (30.)Thoracic Embryology; Formation of the interatrial septum

07. (31.)Thoracic Embryology; Postnatal circulation

08. (32.)Thoracic Embryology; Interventricular and Conotruncal septum formation

09. (33.)Thoracic Embryology; Congenital cardiac malformations

10. (34.)Thoracic Embryology; Early lung development and tracheoesophageal fistula

11. (35.)Thoracic Embryology; Branching of the bronchi and alveolar developments

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