Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the scientific basis for the main methods of contraception (Question 1)

  • list the factors affecting fertilization (Questions 2 and 5)

  • describe with the help of diagrams the early stages of embryonic development (Question 3)

  • describe the main developmental forces at work during early embryonic development (Questions 3 and 4)

  • discuss s
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Job interviews
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Risk, Uncertainty & The Future of National Security
Officially we are still fighting a "War on Terror", but few people in Australia would say we are still living in an "Age of Terror". Oil prices have quadrupled, but we have not seen the same panicked queuing at petrol stations as when this last occurred. This lecture launches an important new book, Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives , by discussing how risk and uncertainty inform the democratic politics of national security; and more specifically, how the management of national
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1.2.5 Natural methods of contraception

Many people with particular religious beliefs are fundamentally opposed to the use of artificial methods of contraception. In the developing world, where, as you saw above, the population is frequently increasing at an unsustainable rate, this is a particular problem. For Muslims and Roman Catholics (and others), who may nonetheless wish to limit their families, the preferred option is to use natural family planning methods. The most commonplace method, which involves estimating the ‘fertil
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An Architecture for International Cooperation on Climate Change
The Fifth Annual Sir Leslie Melville Lecture was presented by Professor Warwick J McKibbin.  Sir Leslie Melville’s legacy includes the design and establishment of new institutions for dealing with global macroeconomic interdependence. Today the world is grappling with a far more complex set of problems related to environmental interdependence on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that major countries must respond to the issue of climate change, tak
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The Next 100 Years - A Forecast for the 21st Century
In his book The Next 100 Years, George Friedman offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century. He explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century. Drawing on history and geopolitical patterns dating back hundreds of years, Friedman shows that w
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Ecology, Conservation, and Public Policy: A Vision for the 21st Century
One of the great challenges of this century is to answer the question: Howdo we bring first class basic science to bear on important appliedproblems? Although the path is not completely clear, it is becoming moreso. Professor Mangel will address a series of sub-questions including: How does the nature of environmental problems differ from other kinds of problems? How do we deal with uncertainty, data and models? How can science support policy making? How do we and what should we learn from ot
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Public Goods: Some inter-temporal considerations
This lecture reviews the literature on the voluntary contributions to public goods by repeatedly-interacting contributors and discusses how the economic theory of choice of sequences of actions sheds light on the outcomes of voluntarism. Professor Long will draw attention to abstract public goods, such as the stock of mutual trust in a community, and the building up of a spirit of cooperation. Game-strategic aspects of voluntary contributions are also discussed, including the role of behavioural
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Spartan game changer: MSU Football coach Mark Dantonio on the importance of a degree
At Michigan State University, when academic and athletic excellence come together the results are game changing. Big Ten Coach of the Year Mark Dantonio instills in athletes that leaving MSU as a student with a degree transcends leaving as a football player.
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Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. BFI head of festivals and cinemas Clare Stewart thanks the sponsors of the 2015 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, and programmers Brian Robinson, Jay Bernard, Jason Barker, Emma Smart and Michael Blyth outline some of the highlights. Justin Kelly then introduces his opening night film: I Am Michael. BFI Flare showcases the best new queer cinema, celebrating the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture from around the globe #BFI
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With Dr. Peter Hewson. In this workshop, we explore the role played by prior knowledge in the learning of new science ideas. Only when a new idea is understood, accepted, and found to be useful does it begin to be exchanged for a previously held scientific belief. The workshop examines how teachers’ ideas about teaching and learning may be altered as they eng
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How does living with disability and chronic illness impact on a person's quality of life? What are the consequences of physical limitations and treatment regimes? The tracks on his album explore real-life case studies in a variety of care environments. From domestic homes to residential and hospital settings, we explore physical, social and psychological impacts and investigate the extent to which care environments are enabling or disabling. The album also contains a fictional case study which
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Op de site van deze auteur vind je korte teksten die je op verschillende manieren in de klas kan gebruiken, bijvoorbeeld:
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  • vind de verschillen tussen het Nederlands en het Engels;
  • rubrice
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SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson says it looks like Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott has the edge over Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis in the race to become the next Texas governor and the only real question may be how wide will the margin of victory be.
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Meeting the demand for clean, low-cost energy in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way is one of the defining issues of our time. Solar power can be a big part of the solution; however, ensuring it is affordable and scalable requires significant scientific and engineering breakthroughs. Explore the potential of solar energy and learn how UW researchers are combining basic scientific research in chemistry and physics with the powerful tools of molecular engineering, advanced materials an
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Climate & Wildfires in the 21st Century
Douglas Morton spoke about his research using NASA satellite data and climate models, which have projected drier conditions across the U.S. and other fire-prone landscapes in coming decades, with an increase in frequency of extreme events (e.g., megafires). Speaker Biography: Douglas Morton from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is part of a team of scientists and engineers that develop, operate and analyze data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites. Morton's research focuses on h
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In this Beginner lesson, you’ll learn Japanese words about things that you find in your wallet. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find Japanese lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! How would you react if someone [...]
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How to Become a Coach I
This eBook will teach you what it takes to become a coach. It describes the history and the future of coaching, coaching associations, certification requirements, competencies of a Personal and Business coach, the difference between coaching and other professions and what you need to jump-start your own coaching practice. You will learn to create a Business and Marketing Plan, set up multiple streams of revenues, determine your coaching niche and much, much more.This eBook is filled with real li
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4.1 Introduction

As you have now seen, the concept of the ‘new economy’ has inspired a number of studies that compare the effect that new technologies have had on economy-wide productivity in previous eras with the effect that IT has – or has not yet – had in the current era. I shall now ask another question, still along the lines of ‘what's new in the new economy?’, but this time from a more microeconomic perspective, which focuses on the individual firm and industry rather than on the whole econ
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