GRS4101 - Reproductive endocrinology - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kiri Beilby


Associate Professor Peter Temple-Smith

Unit guides


Monash Medical Centre

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 0101, M5010


This unit provides students with a theoretical background to reproductive endocrinology. Information about the general organisation and regulation of the reproductive endocrine system will be taught including hormones produced by the pituitary, hypothalamus, ovary and testis and their respective interactions, regulation and mode of action.

The role of growth factors will also be considered. Students will develop presentation skills through both oral and digital forms, and learn to critically appraise their own work.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the anatomical and chemical components of the reproductive endocrine system
  2. Explain the role of hormones produced by the pituitary, hypothalamus, ovary and testis and their interactions, regulation and mode of action
  3. Describe and contrast the cell cycles via mitosis and meiosis
  4. Apply different strategies to communicate fundamental principles of reproductive endocrinology
  5. Demonstrate skills in reflective analysis


  • Examination (2 hours) (40%) (hurdle)
  • Team video (40%) (hurdle)
  • Journal Review (20%)

Workload requirements

This unit is conducted over six weeks in the first semester. For the first five weeks, students are required to attend lectures and practical session. It is expected that all students, including part-time students, attend all the lectures and practical classes from Week 1 to Week 6 inclusive.

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