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English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Romanian, Arabic

Learners taking this Course are

  • Biologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Translators
  • Nurses

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Anatomy, Development, and Hormones

6 videos (Total 16 min), 18 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Lecture 1.1 Part 1 - Male Reproductive Anatomy2m
Lecture 1.1 Part 2 - Female Reproductive Anatomy3m
Lecture 1.2 - Reproductive Hormones1m
Lecture 1.3 - Reproductive Development5m
Lecture 1.4 - Summary of Module 152s
18 readings
Survey: Reproduction & You10m
Annotated Video Scripts - Lecture 1.010m
Course Logistics & Grading10m
Meet Your Professor10m
Meet your Teaching Assistants!10m
Course Collaborators10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 1.1 Part 110m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 1.1 Part 210m
Reading: Overview of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems10m
Reading: Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System10m
Reading: Ovaries10m
Reading: Uterus10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 1.210m
Reading: Hormonal Regulation of the Male Reproductive System10m
Reading: Hormonal Regulation of the Female Reproductive Cycle10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 1.310m
Reading: Puberty10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 1.410m
1 practice exercise
Apply your Knowledge - Module 118m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Menstruation, Oocyte Maturation, and Sperm Activation

5 videos (Total 12 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 2.1 - Male Hormones & Sperm Activation3m
Lecture 2.2 - Menstrual Cycle5m
Lecture 2.3 - Meiosis1m
Lecture 2.4 - Summary of Module 237s
13 readings
Annotated Lecture Script - Module 2.010m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 2.110m
Reading: Spermatogenesis10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 2.210m
Reading: Uterine (Menstrual) Cycle10m
Reading: Ovarian Cycle10m
Reading: Hormonal Regulation of the Female Reproductive Cycle10m
Reading: Oogenesis10m
Apps for Menstrual Cycle Tracking10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 2.310m
Reading: Introduction to Meiosis10m
Suggested Reading10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 2.410m
1 practice exercise
Apply Your Knowledge - Module 220m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Sex, Sexuality, and Contraception

4 videos (Total 11 min), 15 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 3.1 - Male & Female Sexual Biology2m
Lecture 3.2 - Contraception7m
Lecture 3.3 - Module 3 Summary45s
15 readings
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 3.010m
Suggested Reading10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 3.110m
Reading: Female Sexual Response10m
Reading: Male Sexual Response10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 3.210m
Reading: Surgical Sterilization10m
Reading: Hormonal Methods10m
Reading: Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)10m
Reading: Spermicides10m
Reading: Barrier Methods10m
Reading: Periodic Abstinence10m
Contraception Types Comparison Chart10m
Optional Reading: Bedsider.org10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 3.310m
1 practice exercise
Apply Your Knowledge - Module 320m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Reproductive Health Concerns

6 videos (Total 28 min), 15 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Lecture 4.1 - Infertility9m
Lecture 4.2 - Reproductive Tract Disorders6m
Lecture 4.3 - Sexually Transmitted Disease8m
Lecture 4.4 - Oncofertility1m
Lecture 4.5 - Module 4 Summary39s
15 readings
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 4.010m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 4.110m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 4.210m
Reading: Endometriosis10m
Reading: Testicular Cancer10m
Reading: Ovarian Cysts10m
Reading: Ovarian Cancer10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 4.310m
Reading: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)10m
STD Comparison Chart10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 4.410m
Reading: Oncofertility10m
Annotated Video Script - Lecture 4.510m
TA Ending Thoughts10m
Survey: Reproduction & You - Back to You!10m
5 practice exercises
Case Study - Ian12m
Case Study - Ava12m
Case Study - Micah & Alena12m
Apply Your Knowledge - Module 420m
Reproduction & You - Back to You! (survey)30m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Reproduction

By YLMay 29th 2017

Very worth taking! Insights on hormonal changes in the female and male body has been very enlightening. I wish I could learn more in a more advanced course.

By ABMay 31st 2016

I really liked the availability to read through notes and word for word of what the videos were talking about. I like the use of pictures as well!

Instructor

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Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Women’s Health Research Institute
Feinberg School of Medicine

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

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