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Cover image for lecture: Preeclampsia - What Are we Learning? (Part One)

Lecture Overview

Part one of this two-part series on preeclampsia provides a fascinating introduction to a disease of pregnancy that is steeped in history and myths. Professor Shaun Brennecke's insightful, practical and knowledgable talk will uncover the facts and bring you up to speed on the most modern information available regarding this deadly disease.


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Shaun Brennecke

Professor Shaun Brennecke is the Director, Department of Perinatal Medicine, and Head of its Pregnancy Research Centre at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. Professor Brennecke graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1978 and in 1984 he received a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Oxford University, England for studies on the control of prostaglandins in the perinatal period. Professor Brennecke's clinical and research interests focus on aspects of Maternal Fetal Medicine, especially pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, preterm labour, placental function, the endocrinology of human pregnancy and parturition, the assessment of fetal welfare, miscarriage and factors influencing perinatal morbidity and mortality. He has published over 170 clinical and research papers on these topics. See Educator Profile


57 Total Rating(s)
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Sandra Brimelow
31 May 2019

This was a good review of preeclampsia, with very clear information about this condition.

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Nicole jerome
22 May 2019

easy to understand the physiology of pre eclampsia

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Alison Short
21 May 2019

Very interesting.

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Jodie Smith
21 May 2019

Overview of pre-eclampisa and the disease process for pregnant women.

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Natalie Taylor-Rose
15 May 2019

Very informative and clearly presented.

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Kerry Topping
15 May 2019

It was great. I have been a midwife for 30+ years & this was probable the easiest explanation I have heard that explains how preeclampsia develops & affects the woman's body.

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Caroline Robins
14 May 2019

Very well presented and informative talk on PE.

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Cecilia Morrison
04 May 2019

important to learn new knowledge about an old condition

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Christine Krahe
19 Mar 2019

Informative presentation

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Maura Penn
17 Feb 2019

Good resource