This is a one semester, combined lecture/discussion course on various aspects of human reproduction. Topics include: human anatomy and physiology, childbirth, fertility, fertility control, fertility impairment, birth control, V.D., sexually transmissible diseases, and pregnancy termination. Extensive use will be made of films and other A.V. materials as they relate to the above topic. Three class hours a week. Competency met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Spring
- Compare and contrast Mitosis and Meiosis. Describe the two cell division processes and identify differences in the final outcomes of each process.
- Label and explain the functioning of the internal and external organs of the male and female reproductive systems.
- Describe hormonal control in the physiological processes related to sexual functioning and in the female menstrual cycle.
- Analyze atypical sexual development related to chromosomal and hormonal disorders.
- Recognize common ailments of the reproductive system related to STDs caused by viruses, bacteria or miscellaneous organisms.
- Explain physiological changes involved in pregnancy and childbirth and some causes of infertility.
- Compare various methods of contraceptives and how they may be used effectively.
- Distinguish how DNA and RNA compare in structure and function.
- Summarize when, where, and how DNA replication takes place.
- Relate how DNA and the three types of RNA work together to control protein synthesis and heredity.
- Distinguish between different modes of inheritance, such as autosomal dominant and recessive, sex-linked, polygenetic, incomplete dominance, multiple allele, etc.
- Review techniques being utilized in the field of biotechnology and appraise existing products currently manufactured in this field.