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PHY3181

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Belinda Henry

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 population control and new reproductive technologies, such as stem cells and cloning, and their impact on society. Details current research ideas on normal function and dysfunction in this area, and new technologies. Emphasis is on assisted self-directed learning and project based learning.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to examine the role of hormones in the regulation of physiological processes and their interaction at the cellular and whole animal level; critically examine our understanding of the factors controlling male and female reproductive function and how this can be manipulated; provide an understanding of legal, ethical and religious attitudes to assisted reproductive technologies and the regulation of reproduction.

Assessment

In-semester assessment will consist of oral presentations and/or 2000 word reports on projects and/or assignments/posters: 50%
Written theory examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Belinda Henry

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

PHY3022, PHY3042, PHY3052