6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 0101, M5010
This unit will examine all aspects of human pregnancy from implantation to the puerperium. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of implantation and placentation, the fetus and pathophysiological changes within the mother.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Explain the pathophysiology of human pregnancy from both maternal and fetal perspectives
- Explain the processes regulating implantation and placental development and function.
- Describe fetal growth, development and the prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormality
- Outline neonatal and maternal adaptation in the context of pregnancy
- Outline the regulation of parturition
- Examination (2 hours) (40%) (hurdle)
- Pregnancy case study in iSAP (1,500 words) (30%)
- Controversies essay (2,000 words) (30%)
This unit will be held over 3 weeks in first semester. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and journal review sessions. In addition attendance is required from 9 am to 5 pm for a one week practical laboratory project.
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