|Assessment length / details
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.
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.
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.
|Application of Number
|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.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|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
This module is at CQFW Level 5