Undergraduate Course: Reproductive Systems (BIME10016)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to provide an overview of male and female gametes and gonads, incorporating the latest research in ovarian and testis biology, and examines in detail the various mechanisms controlling gonadal function and the wider reproductive system, together with an overview of pathology and male reproductive cancers.
Contributors: Dr Chris Harlow, Dr Ian Adams, Prof Richard Anderson, Dr Simone Meddle, Dr Douglas Gibson, Prof Hamish Wallace, Dr Ruth Andrew, Prof Nicola Gray, Dr Norah Spears, Prof Jeff Pollard, Dr Grant Stewart, Prof Richard Sharpe, Prof Lee Smith, Dr Laura O┐Hara, Dr Simon Riley, Dr Erin Greaves
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Online Activities 12,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
ICA ┐ Group Wiki (25%)
||Feedback will be available throughout the course in many forms:
┐ Feedback from tutors, independent markers and peers on your group Website
┐ Mid-course feedback session on your practice essay question, as well as a revision session later in the course to go over exam questions and techniques.
┐Written feedback from the exam will be made available and a time slot has been organised for early February 2015 to meet individually with Course Organisers to discuss your exam results.
┐ Students will also be presented with an anonymous ┐feedback form┐ at the end of the course. This will have a number of questions relating to course organisation and material, and students are asked to complete the questionnaire and return to the lecturer. The issues raised by students can thus be addressed by the Course team.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Reproductive Systems||2:00|
| The lectures in this course provide a detailed background into the fundamental processes that underpin the varied events occurring in reproductive tissues, together with an in depth insight into gonadal development and function. By the end of the course you will be able to:
┐ Describe the cellular, molecular and biochemical basis of the fundamental control mechanisms in male and female reproductive systems.
┐ Explain, compare and contrast the similarities and differences between reproductive control mechanisms in males and females.
┐ Critically evaluate the importance of particular molecular and biochemical processes and how dysfunction in these may lead to disease, infertility or reproductive failure.
┐ Critically review literature in male and female gonadal development
┐ Understand outstanding research questions in the field and to consider experimental approaches to tackle them
┐ Make connections between basic research and clinical applications in this field
|1. McNeilly AS, Crawford JL, Taragnat, C, Nicol L & McNeilly JR (2003) The differential secretion of FSH and LH: regulation through genes, feedback and packaging. Reproduction Supplement 61:463-76|
2. McNeilly AS (2011) Reproduction and environment. In: Reproduction and Adaptation CGN Mascie-Taylor & L Rosetta (Eds), Cambridge University Press
3. Padmanabhan V & McNeilly AS (2001) Is there an FSH-releasing factor? Reproduction 121: 21-30
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Evelyn Telfer
Tel: (0131 6)50 5393
|Course secretary||Mrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
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