School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Reproductive and Development Biology

Module code: BIO337

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 9, 11: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Prof Anthony Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD211 (SBS009), BIO241 (SBS641)

This module reviews all aspects of reproductive and developmental biology (from molecular and cellular mechanisms to physiology, ecology and evolution). Topics to be addressed will include molecular gametogenesis, fertilization, embryo development, placentation, pregnancy, parturition, lactation, reproductive and parental strategies, reproductive suppression, courtship and sexual selection, and the evolution of reproductive-isolating mechanisms. The module will take a comparative approach to compare and contrast reproductive and developmental mechanisms across a range of vertebrate and invertebrate species.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6