Students will obtain a general background on various aspects of human reproduction, ranging from male and female gamete development to pregnancy and birth. The course will serve as a gateway to more advanced courses in human reproduction and development.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.
Comprehensive overview of cellular and molecular biology of mammalian
reproduction including gametogenesis, fertilization, early embryo development and placentation; selected topics of clinical aspects of reproduction. Participation in seminars and group discussion is required.
REPD 473, Development Origins of Health and Disease, will cover how the early-life environment contributes to later-life health. Four major topics will be covered: maternal exposures, maternal nutrition, infection, and pregnancy complications. Students will learn about how alterations in the embryonic and fetal environment due to these four parameters can and do contribute to the development of non-communicable diseases that persist throughout life. Students will have the opportunity to explore and consolidate the academic literature pertaining to DOHaD, as well as investigating the resources available to these populations of patients.
An examination of the development and present state of knowledge in selected research areas of Reproduction and Development. Research project involves experimental design, data collection and analysis, written report, poster presentation and oral presentation. Students will be required to attend seminars and tutorials on topics related to research.
NOTE Limited enrolment; restricted to 4th year honours; permission of the Department required. Acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration.
NOTE Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also complete the Introductory Animal Care Course and if required the appropriate Animal Use workshops through the Office of the University Veterinarian.