120.622.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    William Wright
  • 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 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.
  • Intended Audience
    Designed for both Master's and PhD students.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Evaluation of performance is based on a series of quizzes and a final exam.
  • Prerequisites
    An undergraduate or graduate level course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or other relevant area of biology.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at