Human Reproductive Biology

Timetable

The contact hours for Human Reproductive Biology 2216 are as follows:

LECTURES: Two per week Monday 2 pm Austin Lecture Theatre, Arts Building and
Wednesday 2pm, Austin Lecture Theatre Arts Building
PRACTICAL: One per week, Tuesday 3-5 or Wednesday 3-5, G03 A&HB School.


Week
Number

Week Beginning

Assessment schedule

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Practical

1

20 July

 

Endocrinology I: Hormones

Endocrinology II: Determinants of hormone action

Intro to unit & revision

2

27 July

Lab book

Endocrinology III: Cycles

Gender I: Sexual differentiation

The Male

Assignment topics allocated

3

3 August

Lab book

Gender II: Sexual maturation

Gonads & gametes

The Female

4

10 August

Group assignment proposal due 14 August 4:00pm

Gamete transport & fertilization

Pregnancy I: Implantation & placentation

Gonads & Gametes

5

17 August

Lab book

Pregnancy II: Placental endocrinology
Pregnancy III: Fetal growth & development

Placenta

6

24 August

 

No lecture

No lecture

No lab

7
31 August
Lab book
Pregnancy IV: Monitoring fetal wellbeing
Pregnancy V: Maternal adaptations
Fetal Growth & Development
Mid semester break 1 week

8

14 September

Group assignment - individual written component due 14 September 4:00pm

Pregnancy VI: Birth & lactation

No lecture
History of Perinatal Loss

9

21 September
Lab book
Biology of reproductive cancers
Fertility & Infertility
Birth & Lactation

10

28 September

Lab book

Assisted Reproductive Technology
Sexually transmitted infections

Fertility Control

11

5 October

 

Reproductive ageing I. Female biology

Reproductive ageing II. Male biology

No lab (group work)

12

12 October

Lab book and Group assignment - group presentation

Reproductive Ageing III. Evolutionary and cultrual aspects

Population growth

Assignment Presentations

13

19 October

Group assignment - group presentation

No lecture (Talk prep)
Exam information & 3rd year options

Assignment Presentations

 

You can review the content of the lectures by examining the lecture handouts and listening to the taped lectures accessed via WebCT. Answers to some questions in the practical component will also be available on WebCT two weeks after the completion of that practical class.