OB&GYNAE 3001 - Reproductive Biology

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

In this course, students will investigate the biological processes of reproduction, including the endocrinology and physiology of male and female reproduction, puberty, lactation and menopause. They will gain an understanding of the determinants of fertility and infertility, and how reproductive biotechnology is used to overcome poor fertility. This course will also include a focus on the biology of normal and disordered pregnancy. Students will explore how reproductive biology impacts other aspects of health, exploring implications of early life exposures for later health and of the biology of reproductive cancers. Social and ethical implications of reproductive technologies and research will be discussed within appropriate topics. Students will have opportunities to hear from scientists and practitioners with relevant expertise. Active learning will be encouraged, for example, through guided reading and group exercises. Students will enhance skills in analysis of literature and in creating a coherent written account of a body of work.

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