About The Course
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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.

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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.

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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

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Course Time

Tue Thu   3:30 PM to 4:50 PM

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

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

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Intended Audience

Designed for both Master's and PhD students.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

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

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

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

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