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Undergraduate Course: Implantation to Parturition (REBI10002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryAn optional module suitable for Reproductive Biology Honours dealing with the following: Preparation of the endometrium and implantation; Maternal Recognition of pregnancy; Risks to mother during pregnancy; assessment of fetal growth and wellbeing; Initiation of labour.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
The course is made up of a series of lectures to allow the student to gain an understanding of the physiological processes of pregnancy and birth, with insight into the clinical issues and experimental models. By the end of the course you will be able to:

Discuss the physiological processes of implantation, establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, and the control of labour;
Explain the control of fetal development and growth, programming of the fetus within the uterus to influence wellbeing in later life, and the adaptations the fetus undergoes from the intra- to the extra-uterine environment;
Describe the main clinical problems that can arise during pregnancy and labour, and to discuss the underlying pathophysiology, and
Critically analyse some of the main animal and in vitro models used in pregnancy and parturition research
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Little France
KeywordsRBIMP
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Riley
Tel: (0131) 242 6423
Email: Simon.C.Riley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
Email: Anne.Law@ed.ac.uk
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