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Regulation and ethics in assisted reproductive technologies (6 points)


Leader: Ms G Fuscaldo

Clayton 2-30 2003 (Day)
Clayton 2-30 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Examines the role of legislation, regulations and ethics in decision-making about clinical human IVF practice and research. The organizational structure, international regulations and laws governing human IVF clinics, the audit processes essential to the conduct of an efficient IVF program, and the role of ethics committees in regulating in vitro fertilization research will also be covered. Ethical issues such as surrogacy, gamete donation, ovarian transplantation, ART and single parents will be examined along with the controversial issue of embryo experimentation.

Assessment: Written examination (1.5 hours):50% + Presentation of journal review:20% + Essay (2,500 words):30%

Contact Hours: 6 weeks (first 5 weeks - two 1-hour lectures, 1-hour tutorial, 1.5-hour seminar, 1.5-hour journal review), 2-hour revision tutorial in week 6

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