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Developmental physiology (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Graham Jenkin

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Explores cutting-edge research into maternal adaptations to pregnancy and the physiological adaptations that allow development of the fetus from embryo to maturity at term. Mechanisms that allow the fetus to achieve the structural and functional maturity necessary for survival at birth and in infancy will be explored. The fetal development of the major body systems and the effects of stress as experienced by the fetus during gestation and at delivery will be considered. Assisted self-directed learning and interaction with research groups undertaking projects in the area will be a feature of this unit.

Assessment: In-semester assessment will consist of oral presentations and/or practical reports/ project assignments: 35% + Written theory examination (2 hours): 65%

Contact Hours: Four 1-hour lectures and one 5-hour practical per week in weeks 7-12

Prerequisites: Any two of PHY2011, PHY2021 and PHY2032, or both BMS1052 and BMS2031 or BND2011, or permission

Prohibitions: PHY3022, PHY3042

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