This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. Causes of amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides a basic understanding of the causes and investigation of male and female infertility.
Online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards and/or webinars; intensive face to face on campus 3 x days 9am - 5pm (compulsory)
Clinical case studies (3 x 700 words) (30%); written assignment (1x 2000 word) (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion of case studies/ webinars (15%)
Online journal readings; Fritz MA, Speroff, L. (2010). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins