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Life Cycle Block


 

This 10 week course in the Spring semester provides an interdisciplinary approach to the normal biology and pathobiology of the male and female reproductive systems, reproduction and pregnancy, the fetus, newborn and child, aging, and end of life. Clinical cases and physical examination will be integrated throughout.

Block Directors:
Andrew Bradford, PhD
Sonya Erickson, MD

Coordinator:
Ellen Valentine (303-724-2069)

Course goals

  • Describe the normal biology of the male and female reproductive systems and breast.
  • Describe the pathogenesis, pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and clinical correlation of the important diseases of the male and female reproductive systems and breast.
  • Describe the normal biology and important diseases of pregnancy - as they affect the fetus, placenta, and mother.
  • Describe the important features of childhood development - from newborn to adolescent - normal and abnormal.
  • Describe the important features of aging - normal and disease.
  • Describe the features and issues relating to end of life.
  • Describe the features and issues relating to domestic violence and child abuse.