Undergraduate Course: Reproductive Toxicology (BIME10075)
|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||The course will explore the effects of both naturally occurring and manmade chemicals on reproductive and developmental toxicology.
This course will explore the potential for toxic effects of xenobiotic agents or chemical substances on the development and reproductive capacity of individuals. The agents examined will include both environmentally occurring and manmade chemicals, such as endocrine disrupting compounds, pharmaceutical compounds and recreational drugs. The course will explore the evidence for and against their effects on the fertility of adults, children and future progeny.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Essay: 60% of course mark
Oral presentation: 40% of course mark
||Students will be given a chance to practice their oral presentations, and receive verbal feedback on this.
Students will also be given the opportunity to carry out a formative assessment for their essay (mock manuscript), again, receiving verbal feedback on this work.
Finally, tutorial classes will be structured to allow students to ask questions, and gain feedback on the data interpretation skills that they will develop throughout the course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the development and physiology of male and female reproductive systems
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the underlying mechanisms of action of selected reproductive toxicants within reproductive physiology.
- Develop analytic abilities and critical thinking skills by critically reviewing and explaining scientific
- Effectively communicate concepts in the discipline area of reproductive toxicology research verbally.
|Recommended further reading will be advised by the Course Organisers and contributors throughout the course.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will allow students to develop transferrable skills in the following areas:
Interpretation of scientific data
Critical review and consolidation of knowledge
Oral & written communication of a complex field
Discussion and critical appraisal of the work of others
|Keywords||Reproductive biology,reproductive toxicology,developmental toxicology
|Course organiser||Dr Agnes Stefansdottir
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
|Course secretary||Miss Jinyi Wang
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160