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120.620.01 FUNDAMENTALS OF REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Janice Evans
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Addresses the basic biological mechanisms that underlie male and female reproduction and that pertain to reproductive health issues, such as contraception, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive aging. Suitable for students with limited backgrounds in the biological sciences.

Learning Objective(s):

After completing this course, this student should be able to: (1) demonstrate a working knowledge of biological aspects pertinent to a variety of issues in reproduction and reproductive health and medicine (2) comprehend biological issues in reproductive health and medicine at a level sufficient to explain and analyze questions of interest (3) use this knowledge of the biological principles of reproduction in practical ‘real world’ applications, such as writing position papers or explaining relevant information to lay people such as patients or groups (e.g., how a contraceptive works, what the advantages and risks of in vitro fertilization are, why there is controversy regarding embryonic stem cell research).


Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail