About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF REPRODUCTION (120.622.01), a course offered by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Addresses current research in the cellular and molecular biology of fundamental reproductive processes. Topics, which may vary year-to-year based on current issues in the scientific literature, can include: synthesis and actions of hormones, gametogenesis, fertilization and activation of development, embryogenesis, sex determination, pathologies of the reproductive tracts, developmental origins of reproductive health and disease, contraception, and infertility.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie a number of reproductive processes
  • Describe the organs, cells, molecules, and regulatory pathways involved in reproductive processes
  • Identify the hypotheses tested in scientific papers and the strengths and limitations of experimental methods used to test the hypotheses
  • Critically evaluage data described in scientific papers and integrate data from multiple papers into coherent theories about the regulation of complex biological processes

Course Time

Tue Thu   3:30 PM to 4:50 PM

Course Faculty

An undergraduate or graduate level course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or other relevant area of biology.

Intended Audience

Designed for both Master's and PhD students.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Evaluation of performance is based on a series of quizzes and a final exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

William Wright
E-mail: wwright@jhsph.edu
Sharon Warner
E-mail: swarner@jhsph.edu