Texts: Human Reproductive Biology, R.E. Jones, ed., 2nd ed.
Optional: Controlling Reproduction J.S.M. Hutchison, ed., 1st ed.
Other supplemental texts available in LAP 308, and 2-hr library reserve
Instructor: Dr. Reinhold J. Hutz; LAP 308, 229-6880, x5416; firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: TR 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. or by appointment
Lecture: TR 2:05 p.m. - 3:20 p.m., LAP 260
January 13 Quiz, Reproduction: An historical perspective; time-line of ontogeny
15 Gonadal and accessory organ development
20 Sexual differentiation of the brain/fetal sex determination and preselection techniques
22 Anatomy and function of male and female sex organs
27 Gonadotropin secretion
29 Mechanism of GnRH action/phosphatidylinositol metabolism
in hormone mediation
February 3 Protein and steroid hormone receptors and their signal transduction
5 Radioimmunoassay theory, Initiation of puberty
10 Ovarian function, folliculogenes's ovulation
12 EXAM 1
17 Atresia, apoptosis, ovulation
February 19 NOVA videotape "The Miracle of Life"
24 Methods of ovulation induction/techniques of ovulation detection
26 The menstrual cycle; luteolysis
March 3 Fertilization/ the acrosome reaction and sperm capacitation
5 Blocks to polyspermy: electrical and cortical granule reactions/ implantation
17 Role of estrogen and histamine in implantation/embryonic development
19 Placentation; pregnancy/ embryo transfer
24 EXAM II
April 2 Suckling effects on reproduction/role of prolactin
7 The menopause/neuroendocrine changes with age
9 Female contraception/ male contraception
14 Induction of fertility; IVF/ GIFT/ ZIFTETTET GnRH analogs and reproduction
16 Stress and infertility/ pheromones in reproduction
21 Photoperiod and reproduction/reproduction and the immune system
23 Abortifacients, old and new/Surrogacy / xenobiotic estrogens / Reproductive toxicology
28 HIV/AIDS/New reproduction technologies: embryo freezing/ectogenesis/blastomere splitting/gene injection/cloning, ICS1, SUS1
30 Videotapes on "Infertility" and "The Perfect Baby"
May 8 FINAL EXAM, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Grading: EXAM I 100 pts.
EXAM II 100 pts.
FINAL EXAM 100 pts. (Cumulative)
Oral presentation 100 pts.
(grad students only)
*Written report 100 pts.- grad students - due one week after (See R.J.H for subjects) oral presentation
-ungraduate students - due April 6
Class Participation 50 pts.
* Needs to be 5-8 pp. typed, enclusive of references, use Biology of Reproduction
If anyone has need for special note-taking or test-taking accommodations, please feel free to come and discuss this with me early in the semester, after you have contacted the Student Accessibility Center.
Note: If you take this course upon consent of instructor, you cannot receive credit for taking the prerequisites at a later date.
Last day to drop with instructor or department approval is March 6, 1998.
Call 229-4444 to determine whether classes are cancelled due to an emergency.
For the Biological Sciences web site, access http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Biology/