Connective Tissue - Bone Development

This module focuses on the two types of bone development: intramembranous ossification and endochondral ossification, and the kinds of bone remodeling necessary for development, growth and reshaping of bones.

Content authors:
  • Edith Robbins
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
  • Gregory Dorsainville

Learning objectives for this Activity:

At the completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Name the 2 different types of bone development and where they occur

2. Describe the roles of mesenchyme, osteoprogenitor cells, osteoblasts, osteocytes and osteoclasts in bone development

3. Describe the process of intramembranous bone development

4. Describe the steps in endochondral ossification and periosteal bone formation

5. Describe the role of epiphyseal growth plates and what happens in closure of an epiphysis

6. Describe bone remodeling in development

Sign in to access this activity