Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University

2 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0416667 EFTSL

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Associate Professor Peter Temple-Smith



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


Topics include physiology of human and animal reproduction; development and differentiation of the male and female reproductive systems; oocyte and follicular development; ovarian cycles; testicular function and cell/cell interactions in the testis.


The objective of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the theory of reproduction with detailed study of female reproductive anatomy and physiology and the fertilisation process. This series of lectures provides students with the theoretical background for more intensive study of particular areas of the reproductive sciences.


Exam (50%)
Oral presentation (50%)

Chief examiner(s)