There is so much information that you need to know and memorise in medical school. Therefore, I believe that it is really important to have notes that are concise which summarise all the key aspects that you need to know to save time and be efficient - nothing more and nothing less. Here are my handwritten electronic notes that I made using different sources including lectures, books and research. They are the exact notes that I used to pass and score highly during my second year of medical scool. I hope you find them as a useful addition to your own notes and hopefully you will achieve the same :) 


These are the topics covered:


  • Pituitary - clinical
  • Basic principles of clinical endocrinology
  • Hypothalamus & pituitary
  • Thyroid - basic
  • Adrenal - basic
  • Thyroid - clinical
  • Adrenal - clinical
  • Introduction to women’s health
  • Woman’s health examination
  • Physiology of the menstrual cycle and pharmacological interruptions
  • Menopause and premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Embryology revision
  • Control of testicular function and sperm physiology
  • Investigation and treatment of infertility
  • Implantation and early placentation
  • Placental and fetal physiology
  • Hormonal and maternal adaptations to pregnancy
  • Antenatal screening
  • Antenatal care morbidity and mortality in the UK and globally
  • Physiological pregnancy symptoms and pre-conceptual care 
  • Chromosomal disorders and prenatal diagnosis
  • Prenatal genetic screening
  • Physiology of parturition and lactation
  • Normal birth and puerperium
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Fetal growth and nutrition
  • Determinants of normal and abnormal growth
  • Nutrition in childhood and pregnancy (Maternal and infant nutrition)
  • Epigenetic and imprinting
  • Normal childhood development
  • Congenital abnormality
  • Control of sex determination
  • Disorders of sexual development
  • Endocrinology of puberty


These notes were written to my best of knowledge during medical school. Please do not use them as an alternative to your own medical curriculum or to what you have been taught.


    Medicine Year 2 Notes - Human Development Module Only