Module Information

Module Identifier
BR23310
Module Title
Reproductive Physiology, Growth and Development
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Dr Andrew Hemmings (Principal Lecturer - Royal Agricultural University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 3 x 2 Hour Practicals
Lecture 22 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Practical report  (2,500 words)  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Detail the anatomy of the female and male mammalian reproductive tract and explain the functions of the constituent parts.

2. Discuss the control of reproduction in the male and female.

3. Explain the role that the maternal system plays both during pregnancy and lactation in ensuring the successful production of offspring.

4. Describe the patterns of growth and development of the major tissues and organs from conception to maturity.

Brief description

This module will consider mammalian reproductive anatomy and physiology, and animal growth and development. Areas covered will include anatomy, function and control of reproductive activity in males and female including pregnancy and lactation. Patterns of growth and development of the major tissues and organs from conception to maturity will also be covered. The knowledge gained within this module can then be applied in subsequent subject specific, equine, livestock, companion animal modules.

Aims

To give an appreciation of comparative reproductive anatomy, growth and development so that this knowledge can be applied in subsequent subject specific, equine, livestock, companion animal modules.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Written communication skills will be an essential assessed component of student's practical report.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be given detailed feedback on the coursework which will help them improve their subsequent performance in other modules.
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving
Research skills Students will be expected to demonstrate laboratory and literature research skills in their practical lab work and these will be assessed in the associated report.
Subject Specific Skills A knowledge of reproductive physiology and growth and development sufficient to enable an understanding of stud management animal production systems, reproductive technology etc
Team work

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5