Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 15, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ANSC 2400 - Biology of Reproduction


(OPHLS-AG)      
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: BIOAP 1100  or two semesters of college-level biology.

J. Allen.

Comparative anatomy and physiology of mammalian and avian reproduction, with emphasis on domestic and laboratory animals; fertilization through embryonic development, pregnancy, and growth to sexual maturity; emphasis on physiological mechanisms and application to fertility regulation. Separate laboratory is offered to demonstrate fundamental aspects of reproduction and reproductive technology.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to describe the form and major functions of reproductive structures in male and females.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to explain the neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive function and the endocrine function and regulation of the testis and ovary.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to explain the production and function of male and female germ cells and their interactions required for fertilization.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to describe early embryonic development, recognition of pregnancy, placentation, and parturition.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to compare specie-specific differences in various aspects of reproductive form and function.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to explain the physiological basis for reproductive technologies such as estrous cycle regulation, gamete and embryo preservation and transfer, in vitro fertilization, and pregnancy diagnosis.

Outcome 7: Students will be able to summarize and communicate scientific data from the primary literature on reproductive biology.



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