This unit will cover reproductive endocrinology including: the reproductive cycle, gamete approximation and fertilisation biology; ovarian function, oogenesis and ovulation; testicular function, spermatogenesis. It will also cover infertility including causes, risk factors and investigation of male and female infertility. It will provide an understanding of ovulation induction reproductive technologies and assisted conception together with ethical and regulatory aspects.
Weekly 1 hour lectures and podcasts online; Weekly online discussion boards, Block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am -5pm
3 x Clinical case study work tasks (30%); 1 x 2,000 Word written assignment (30%); Online quizzes (25%); Participation in online discussion of case work tasks /webinars (15%)
Online journal readings.