Reproductive Sciences and Medicine (RHHG5005)


This unit covers the following topics: reproductive cycle 1 (hypothalamus and pituitary); gamete approximation and fertilisation biology; ovarian function, oogenesis and ovulation; testicular function, spermatogenesis, male accessory organs; sexual physiology; reproductive cycle 2 (ovary and genital tract); implantation, embryogenesis; placentation; fetal development - ultrasound perspective; endocrinology of pregnancy and parturition; lactation; puberty and menstruation; menopause; effects of reproductive steroids on metabolism and other body systems; gonadal differentiation and genital development.

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7x4hr lectures


essay assignment (100%)

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