ANIMAL REPRODUCTION

EEE3ANR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a comprehensive program on basic and applied aspects of animal reproduction, with particular emphasis on livestock, domestic animals and wildlife. Fundamental topics include: the structure and function of male and female reproductive systems, endocrine, neuroendocrine and environmental control of reproduction, development of gametes, embryos, pregnancy and parturition. An understanding of assisted reproductive technologies, impact of environmental endocrine disruptors and fertility control of wildlife and pest species will be developed through lectures, workshops, online modules and assignments. In addition, practical training in skills associated with reproductive assessment and management is provided (i.e. artificial insemination, pregnancy detection, sperm analysis).

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO1MGC, BIO1EEB or BIO1APM and 90 credit points from second year biology subjects (AGR, BIO, BOT, ZOO, MIC, BCH, GEN) or 60 credit points from second year biology subjects for BA with Zoology Major

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSenger P.L.

Year2003

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherCurrent Conceptions, Pullman, WA, USA.

ISBN0-9657648-2-6

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain concepts of animal reproduction and lactation using key terms correctly.
02. Relate the structure of the different parts of the reproductive system to their role in reproduction, gestation and parturition
03. Apply knowledge of the role of hormones in the control of reproduction and lactation to explain assisted reproductive technologies in animal production, wildlife conservation and fertility control in pest species
04. Apply understanding of the link between different levels of sex differentiation to explain the impact of endocrine disrupters in the environment
05. Critically review scientific literature to present written and oral overviews of research topics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

In-class exercises (9 x 1% - ~110 words each, approx. 1000 word equiv.) Active participation in teamwork based exercises (2 of 9 exercises are team based, 10% of grade assesses contribution to team)

N/AN/AN/ANo9 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Weekly online quizzes (11 x 10 minute multiple choice questions x 2% , 1000 word equiv)Students receive instantaneous assessment at completion of each online quiz

N/AN/AN/ANo22 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Literature review (1000 word equiv)Students receive comments on the literature review to feedback into poster presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO5

Poster presentation (500 word equiv)Students receive comments on the poster presentation, including peer review

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5

Exam (1 hour exam)1 hour exam, short and long answers

N/AN/AN/ANo44 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4