University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Biology, Human Biology
Taught In English
ANAT 243 or ANAT 233
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 Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction. Female and male reproductive biology. Genetics of reproduction.
ANAT 333 looks in detail at the mechanisms the brain uses to drive reproductive hormone secretion and fertility, male and female-specific reproductive processes, and genetic aspects of reproduction.
All teaching is undertaken on-campus
Module 1 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Reproduction
Module 2: Male and Female Reproductive Biology
Module 3: Genetics of Reproduction
- Demonstrate an understanding of some of the major theories in, and current experimental evidence for, key aspects of reproductive biology
- Be familiar with key techniques used in experimental reproductive biology and be able to demonstrate how you would use these to investigate specific questions
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate information given in different lectures and to use this information to discuss aspects of reproductive biology
- Exhibit an awareness of the experimental basis of reproductive science, and be able to understand and interpret experimental data
- Exhibit an awareness of the uncertainty of the current state of knowledge in reproductive science, and demonstrate an ability to engage in critical and analytical thought
There is no prescribed textbook. Essential Reproduction by Johnson and Everitt (7th edition or similar) provides recommended background reading, and will be referred to in lectures along with other sources including original papers.
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