Human Embryology from a Biodynamic Perspective - 6 DVD Set - NTSC Format

Human Embryology from a Biodynamic Perspective - 6 DVD Set - NTSC Format
Lecturer: Dr. Brian Freeman, PhD.
Video Description: 

These 12 lectures by Dr. Brian Freeman were filmed on July 3 and 4, 2010 in Bath, U.K. before an audience of 130 osteopaths. The material presented is essential for understanding the basic principles of embryology from a biodynamic perspective and is based on the work of Dr. Erich Blechschmidt. In a well documented and persuasive manner, Dr. Freeman gives an overview of embryology and its clinical importance. Lecturing without notes and in a conversational manner, this brilliant lecturer illuminates the embryological developmental processes while giving us a clear view of the sequencing and continuity of life unfolding. In these lectures he de-bunks many myths and misunderstandings of embryology that have led to confusion for most students. Dr. Freeman presents this material in a humorous and logical manner that communicates the depths of his understanding and creates metaphor and bodily connection with the developmental movements.
Each lecture is approximately 60 minutes long with an additional chapter of questions and answers from the audience.


Disc 1: 1) Early human development 1: The conceptus & biodynamic principles.
2) Early human development 2: The changing form of the embryo.

Disc 2: 3) Neural groove & spinal cord; neural crest, ectodermal ring & sensory dendrites.
4) Somites & motor neurites; musculoskeletal metabolic fields.

Disc 3: 5) Brain: flexures & ventricles; tectonics of cerebrum & cerebellum.
6) Craniofacial development: mesectoderm, pharynx, nose, meninges & skull.

Disc 4: 7) Fluid movements & heart: Development of position, form & structure.
8) a) Heart & major vessels: Introduction to endodermal derivatives.
b) Introduction to the viscera: foregut, midgut, hindgut.

Disc 5: 9) Growth-breathing: Development of lungs, larynx, trachea, paranasal sinuses.
10) Abdominal organs: Development of gastro-intestinal & renal functions.

Disc 6: 11) Growth-grasping & growth-kicking: development of limbs & joints.
12) Development of eye & ear. Final question and answer session.

Dr. Freeman is a retired professor from the University of New South Wales Anatomy Dept. and has spent most of his professional life teaching embryology and anatomy. He is the translator and editor for Erich Blechschmidt’s book, “The Ontogenetic Basis of Human Anatomy: A Biodynamic Approach to Development from Conception to Adulthood” and is considered one of the definitive spokespersons for Dr. Blechschmidt’s work. His brilliant teaching style clarifies and elucidates the complexities of embryological development.

These DVDs are in North American Format (NTSC) and are available exclusively from Books and Bones in this format.
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I sat spellbound as Dr Freeman unfolded the mysteries of the embryo for me, I “got it” as never before”

“After 15 years I finally understood the true depth and relevance of embryology to osteopathy, thank you Dr Freeman”

“Wow, why hasn't someone introduced Dr Freeman to osteopaths before!!”

"I've been reading Erich Blechschmidt's work for many years and never fully understood it until I viewed these lectures. Dr. Freeman makes everything so clear and it is so easy to understand the significance of the early stages of embryology."

Price: $119.95