The aim of this block is to facilitate the learning process through which the students will acquire a thorough knowledge about the process of fertilization, embryological development, intrauterine growth and the physiology of pregnancy. They will also acquire knowledge about growth and development during infancy and early childhood with special emphasis on nutrition. It is also an aim of this block to guide students towards the adolescent period and make them learn about physical, psychological and hormonal changes occurring during this phase. An integral part of this block is to make the students realize and gain knowledge about the health needs of the elderly in the society and the provision of health care facilities for them.