PSL420H1F - Reproduction 1 - Development & Function (24L)

Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (24L)

Coordinator:   Dr. T.J. Brown 

Description:  This course is designed to give students an in-depth review of the physiology of the reproductive system, focusing on the functions of the male and female gonads, the endocrine regulation of the reproductive system, reproductive behavior, fertilization and implantation. The course consists of 12 - 2h lectures, each dealing with a specific aspect of reproductive function. Pregnancy, parturition and lactation are covered in the companion course ( PSL421H ). Knowledge of basic reproductive physiology is essential. No single readily available textbook provides adequate coverage for the material presented. Readings are therefore issued for each lecture.

Prerequisites:  (PSL300H1, PSL301HS)/PSL302Y1

Evaluation:  Evaluation is by one 2h mid-term exam (40%) and a final 3h exam (55%), participation (5%). The exam questions are of the short (30 min) essay type, with a choice of 4 questions out of five for the mid-term and 5 out of 7 for the final exam.