Mammalian Reproduction

Sexual reproduction in mammals is a complex and multi-faceted process leading to the creation of a genetically novel individual by the contribution of equal numbers of chromosomes from two parents of different sexes. This module aims to provide the student with a firm appreciation of the integrated nature of the reproductive process in selected mammals, including humans. Aspects covered will include sexual differentiation, gonadal function, gamete formation, reproductive endocrinology, anatomy, physiology and behaviour. Students will also gain an understanding how the reproductive process can be manipulated, to either suppress (i.e. contraception) or enhance (i.e. assisted reproduction technology) fertility in animals and humans.

Code: B13BH8- Mammalian Reproduction

Convenor and Lecturer: Professor Phil Knight

Term: Spring

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