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MRS0001 - Coursework core lectures

4 points, SCA Band 3, 0.083 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Assoc Prof Mark Hedger


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Topics include physiology of human and animal; role of growth factors; statistics used to analyse data in reproductive endocrinology; hormones produced by the pituitary, hypothalamus, ovary and testis and their interactions, regulation and mode of action.


The objectives of this unit are to provide students with an understanding of the science of reproduction with particular emphasis on the molecular and cellular endocrinology of reproduction. Much research in the reproductive sciences requires an understanding of hormonal function and growth factors. This series of lectures thus provides students with the theoretical background for amore intensive study of various areas of reproductive sciences.


Exam (50%)
Practical Reports (50%)