Teaching on specific course modules/units

  • Human Reproductive Biology
    [3rd year unit run by the Faculty of Life Sciences]
    This course explores how reproduction is controlled, influenced by medical and pharmacological intervention and affected by disease. Students will discuss the
    • action of peptide and steroid hormones
    • gamete production in male and female, fertilisation, the pre-implantation embryo, implantation, placental function and parturition
    • how imaging techniques can reveal embryonic and fetal growth
    • how genetics has been exploited in mouse and human to probe aspects of reproductive physiology.
  • Endocrinology
    [2nd year unit run by the Faculty of Life Sciences]
    This module explores the physiology and biochemistry of the mammalian endocrine system. It describes the structure, function and regulation of the principal endocrine glands, and the hormones they produce. Students undertaking this module will gain an understanding of the mechanisms through which endocrine signaling molecules influence the growth, differentiation and function of tissues throughout the body.
  • Glycobiology: Glycan Functions in Health and Disease
    [3rd year unit run by the Faculty of Life Sciences]
    This unit discusses the properties and roles of glycans. Students are introduced to the roles of glycans in cell recognition, cell adhesion, growth factor signalling and extracellular matrix organisation.

BSc undergraduate research projects

The Centre offers undergraduate BSc students the opportunity to conduct their third-year project in the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre’s laboratories.

Medical undergraduate students

The Centre offers medical students the opportunity to conduct their preliminary PEP and fourth-year project in our laboratories.