University College Dublin
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended: Students should have taken a basic course in biology before attempting this course.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module is for students with an interest in the physiology of reproduction in domesticated animals. The module includes comprehensive components on the physiological systems of reproduction and on the approaches that are used to manipulate reproduction in domesticated animals. The module gives students foundation knowledge of the physiology of hormones and pheromones of reproduction, ovarian and testicular function, sperm and oocyte development, embryo development, establishment and maintenance of pregnancy and parturition. In addition to basic physiology, the module includes a large component on the application of physiology and new technologies to animal reproduction in agriculture including factors affecting puberty; expression, detection and synchronization of oestrous behaviour; artificial insemination, in vitro embryo production and embryo transfer.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.