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Sex, reproduction and society (6 points)


Leader: Dr Alan Tilbrook

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Explores cutting-edge research in the detailed study of reproduction (hormonal control, sexual differentiation and development, ovarian and menstrual cycles, fertilization, embryonic development and loss, pregnancy and parturition) and considers environmental influences on reproduction, new reproductive technologies and population control. Details current research ideas on normal function and dysfunction in this area, and new methodologies. Emphasis is on assisted self-directed learning and project based learning.

Assessment: In-semester assessment will consist of oral presentations and 2000 word reports on projects or assignments and a practical test: 40% + Written theory examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact Hours: Four 1-hour lectures and one 5-hour practical per week in weeks 1-6

Prerequisites: Any two of PHY2011, PHY2021 and PHY2032, or both BMS1052 and BMS2031 or BND2011, or permission

Prohibitions: PHY3022, PHY3042

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