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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore the biological bases of fertility and factors which contribute to infertility. Students will focus on interventions for the prevention of infertility and the implications of these interventions for both the individual and society. Students will discuss psychosocial, legal and ethical factors associated with modern reproductive technology. Students will explore recent developments in the human genome project, and in cloning, both reproductive and therapeutic, and will discuss possible applications of these to reproductive and other technology.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElizabeth Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBF or HBS1HRB or HBS2HPA or HBS2HPB or BIO1OF or HBS1HBA or HBS1HBB


Incompatible subjects HBS3FSA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is taught in the winter vacation in block mode.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsObstetrics, gynaecology and women's healthRecommendedO'Connor, V and Kovacs, G 2003CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsSexual health: an Australian perspectiveRecommendedTemple-Smith, M and Gifford, S (eds) 2005IP COMMUNICATIONS

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