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Fall 2017 Catalog 
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 140 - Human Reproduction

Credit Hours: 3

A science elective designed for non-science majors. This course will deal with the production of a new human individual including structure and function of reproductive systems, fertilization, embryonic and fetal development, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, heredity, birth defects and their causes. This course does not satisfy the science requirement for liberal arts/science majors.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • general concepts in reproductive biology: Describe the structures and functions of a generalized cell, the processes of mitosis and meiosis, and the importance of hormones;
  • structures and functions of reproductive systems: Describe the structures and functions of the reproductive system of the human male and female;
  • fertilization and intrauterine development: Explain the processes of fertilization, implantation and embryonic and fetal growth and development;
  • pregnancy, childbirth nad neonatal changes: Describe the changes in maternal anatomy and physiology during pregnancy, the stages of labor and delivery including childbirth techniques, and medical interventions. Discuss intrauterine diagnostic procedures, the physiological changes occurring to the neonate, and infertility causes and treatments;
  • teratogens and their effects: Discuss various teratogens and their effects on a developing embryo/fetus;
  • contraception and sexually transmitted diseases: Detail the various contraceptive methods available and the relative effectiveness of each method, as well as characterize the major sexually transmitted diseases including their causative agents, transmission, symptomology, and treatments; and
  • classical genetics, molecular genetics and genetic aberrations: Discuss the fundamental concepts of both classical and molecular genetics and describe the major genetic aberrations, their patterns of transmission, and causes, if known.

F/S (N, S)