UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB3316 Human Reproduction

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Anatomy and Human Biology major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit is an extension of ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology. Emphasis is placed on integrating molecular, cellular, structural and functional aspects of reproduction to address contemporary problems. For example, the molecular basis of hormone secretion, action and metabolism is dealt with as a basis for considering determinants of fetal growth. This information is then integrated to explore the biological, social and ethical consequences of low birth weight that impact on individuals' long-term health. A particular emphasis is placed on the influence of stress, nutritional status and the effect of new technologies on human reproduction. Workshops cover topics ranging from experimental methods in endocrinology to assisted reproductive technology, to human lactation.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) learn to understand and clearly define questions and problems in human reproduction; (2) acquire techniques for seeking out information or designing experiments to answer such questions; (3) critically assimilate, analyse and discuss information acquired; (4) present findings in written and oral forms; and (5) integrate molecular, cellular, structural and functional aspects of reproduction to address contemporary problems such as reproductive ageing, pregnancy outcome, fertility and ethical and legal issues pertaining to human reproduction.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class presentations; (2) individual assignments based around lecture, tutorial and workshop material; and (3) laboratory report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Peter Mark
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology or two of (ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems, ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation) or [ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two of (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)]
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorial and laboratory work: 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB3316/SEM-2/2017

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