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Obstetrics and Gynecology Course Listing

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OBGYN 199. Undergraduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

OBGYN 202. Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Mechanisms of Disease and Clinical Frontiers
(Same as DBIO 202) Primary literature in basic and clinical science, and demonstrations of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Techniques include in vitro fertilization covering micromanipulation procedures such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection and the culture of blastocysts, using mouse gametes, and pre-embryos. Class only may be taken for 1 unit. 2 units includes papers and attendance at clinical demonstrations. 3 units includes a term paper. Pre-requisite: DBIO 201recommended, or consent of instructors.
1 to 3 units, Win (E. Porzig, B. Behr)

OBGYN 216. Current Issues in Reproductive Health
Reproductive Health is a broad subject encompassing many concepts and practices. Issues and services within the context of reproductive health include such diverse topics as fertility, pregnancy, contraception, abortion, sexuality, menopause and parenting. This elective focuses on topics related to abortion services, fertility and contraception; current research and practices in family planning are covered; legislation and issues of access. Sponsored by Medical Students for Choice.
1 unit, Win (M. Druzin )

OBGYN 230. Women's Health Medical Forum
Required for the Women's Health Scholarly Concentration. Ten seminars featuring a Women's Health research presentation (by faculty or student), followed by discussion. Emphasis is on topics related to the five Stanford Institutes of Medicine (cardiovascular; cancer; stem cell; neurosciences; and immunity), and the subspecialties of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Assigned readings and related papers.
1 unit, Aut, Win, Spr (L. Westphal)

OBGYN 240. Sex Differences in Human Physiology and Disease
(Same as HUMBIO 140, MED 240) Chromosomal and hormonal influences on cells, tissues, and organs that underlie the development of reproductive organs and sexual dimorphism of the neuroendocrine system. Consequences of sex hormones and environmental factors that differ between men and women in systems including the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, and immunological. Guest lecturers. Prerequisite: Human Biology core or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
2-3 units, Win (M. Stefanik)

OBGYN 256. Current Controversies in Women's Health
(Same as HUMBIO 125) Interdisciplinary. Focus is on the U.S. Topics include: health research; bioethical, legal, and policy issues; scientific and cultural perspectives; social influences; environmental and lifestyle effects on health; and issues related to special populations. Guest lecturers; student debates. Prerequisite: Human Biology core or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
3 units,Spr (M. Jacobson,M. Stefanick)

OBGYN 280. Early Clinical Experience in Gynecology and Obstetrics
(Enrollment limited to MD and MSM candidates.) Provides an observational experience as determined by the instructor and student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 2 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

OBGYN 282. Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy
(Same as Pediatrics 282) Comprehensive clinical experience where medical students follow pregnant women in the community to attend prenatal visits, delivery, and postnatal visits. Continuity clinic format, combined with didactic lessons, discussion seminars and practical teaching sessions. Students are exposed to clinical activities in a meaningful context, related to their on-going classroom studies in anatomy, physiology, embryology and human development, as well as social, economic, and personal issues related to medicine. This program spans one quarter, covering topics related to pregnancy, labor and delivery and newborn care. In addition to clinic experiences, students are expected to spend 1-2 hours/week in lectures and workshops, and to complete a reflection of their experiences in the course. Prerequisite: medical student.
3 units, Spr (Y. El-Sayed, J. Aby)

OBGYN 299. Directed Reading in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

OBGYN 370. Medical Scholars Research
Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.
4 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

OBGYN 399. Graduate Research - Reproductive Biology
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter, (Search for instructor in Axess)



 

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