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Endocrinology and the Life Cycle

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Alexandra Kermack
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This is an eight week module which begins with basic endocrinology, moving on to how this is relevant in understanding adult reproductive function. Following this, the module moves on to the establishment of new life - pregnancy and birth - then child development and adolescence. The last weeks of the module focus on diseases associated with getting older, including diabetes and cancer. The module therefore reflects a continuum of human development from conception, embryonic and fetal life, through childhood and puberty, to adult life and ageing and death. Each week uses patient-based learning with access to an online interactive or discursive virtual patient. Students will be able to draw on their experience of seeing the birth of a baby in Year 1. There is a week clear of teaching sessions for students to revise, prior to the examination week.

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