Module Content

Module Title: Reproduction

This is an extract of one of the modules in the Diploma to provide a brief example of: Indicative Content, Assessment Methods, Learning Support and Suggested Reading

Indicative Content: Evidence of an understanding of the structure and function of male and female reproductive systems, the role of hormones throughout the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, birth and lactation. The process from conception through to birth which maintain a healthy foetus and results in a healthy birth will be clearly understood. Additional evidence should be provided of factors that are associated with reproduction e.g. sexually transmitted infections, IVF and a range of contraceptive measures.

Assessment Methods: Annotated drawings of the male and female reproductive systems accompanied by explanations of the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems. Written exam: Explanations of the effects of hormones on the reproductive system through the menstrual cycle and from conception to healthy birth. Consider secondary sexual characteristics of both males and females; spermatogenesis, oogenesis, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause. Produce written researched outcomes for other factors associated with reproduction e.g. pregnancy complications, sexually transmitted infections, IVF,  a range of methods of contraception.

Learning Support in achieving the module:

A range of dedicated authored supporting material and powerpoint presentations accompany each module to assist with learning development.

On-line tutorial support is also available to registered students.

Suggested Reading Material:                                                                              

Johnson, M. and Everitt, B. (1999). Essential Reproduction. 5th ed. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science.

Jones, R. and Lopez, K. (2013). Human Reproductive Biology. 4th ed. London: Academic Press.

Tortora, G. and Derrickson, B. (2011). Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (vol. 1). 12th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.

Waugh, A. and Grant, A. (2014) Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. 12th ed. London: Elsevier

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