Course Description

Course Name

Reproductive Biology

Session: VDNS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

ANAT 243 or ANAT 233

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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.

Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on-campus

Course Structure
Module 1 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Reproduction
Module 2: Male and Female Reproductive Biology
Module 3: Genetics of Reproduction

Learning Outcomes
- 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.

*Course content subject to change