This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. The reproductive endocrinology of common conditions such as amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides an introduction to the causes and investigations of male and female infertility with a special focus on the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Online plus intensive block mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm.
Clinical case studies (25%); written assignment (40%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online learning tasks (10%);
Prescribed: Hugh Taylor (2019). Speroff's Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins