117767

Reproduction and Fertility

An advanced course in the physiology and application of reproduction in farm animals, control of breeding activity and parturition and new reproductive technologies in relation to animal production.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

117767

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Animal Science

Course planning information

Prerequisite courses

Complete first

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Describe at an advanced level the anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive tract (including the endocrine control of reproduction and with special reference to spermatogenesis); the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract; mechanisms involved in the maternal recognition of pregnancy; pregnancy (including placentation and the control of foetal growth).
  • 2 Analyse population data, recognise fertility problems and suggest solutions.
  • 3 Appraise and evaluate how environmental phenomena such as photoperiod interact with the reproductive endocrine system.
  • 4 Critically review primary literature on fundamental and applied aspects of reproductive physiology.
  • 5 Demonstrate skills presenting logical, well-supported arguments in view of the ideas formulated / constructed from the review of literature.
  • 6 Evaluate the physiological principles underpinning reproductive technologies that are applied to domestic or wild animal species.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 4 5 6 20%
Written Assignment 2 4 5 6 20%
Written Assignment 3 4 5 6 20%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 3 5 6 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Highly recommended

CRASH COURSE ENDOCRINOLOGY

Author
DEBUSE
ISBN
9780723438564
Edition
4R ED
Publisher
Elsevier

VETERINARY REPRODUCTION AND OBSTETRICS

Author
NOAKES, PARKINSON & ENGLAND
ISBN
9780702072338
Edition
10TH EDITION (2019)
Publisher
ELSEVIER

Recommended

REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN FARM ANIMALS

Author
IAN GORDON
ISBN
9781780646022
Edition
2017 SECOND
Publisher
CABI

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