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REPD 473 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

 Fall 2023 (Online), Winter 2024 (Blended & Online)
 Year 4
 3 units
On-Campus Course
Online Course

REPD 473, Development Origins of Health and Disease, will cover how the early-life environment contributes to later-life health. Four major topics will be covered: maternal exposures, maternal nutrition, infection, and pregnancy complications. Students will learn about how alterations in the embryonic and fetal environment due to these four parameters can and do contribute to the development of non-communicable diseases that persist throughout life. Students will have the opportunity to explore and consolidate the academic literature pertaining to DOHaD, as well as investigating the resources available to these populations of patients.

Note: The Blended offering of this course is only available to students registered in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Minimum 4th year (Level 4) standing and REPD 372/3.0 (formerly BMED 372/3.0) and one of (PHAR 230/3.0; PHAR 270/3.0; PHAR 340/3.0; PHAR 370/3.0; PHAR 380/3.0) or equivalent courses with permission from the instructor.