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Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Anatomy, Development, and Hormones

This module focuses on learning, identifying, and labeling all parts of male and female reproductive anatomy and the function of hormones on development. COURSE GOAL 1: Students will be able to label and analyze the basic functionality of all parts of male and female reproductive anatomy, conceptualize the role of hormones in the interactions between the brain, pituitary, and reproductive tract, and examine the basic functionality of the hormones involved during development and puberty....
Reading
6 videos (Total 16 min), 18 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 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 1m
Reading18 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Apply your Knowledge - Module 118m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Menstruation, Oocyte Maturation, and Sperm Activation

This module articulates the hormonal implications of the menstruation cycle and sperm activation as it relates to both reproductive health and overall health. COURSE GOAL 2: Students will be able to conceptualize the hormonal implications of the menstruation cycle, oocyte maturation, and sperm activation as it relates to both reproductive health and overall health, analyze how the hormones of the pituitary relate to target tissues, examine the mechanisms behind oocyte maturation and meiosis, and illustrate how sperm development leads to modal function....
Reading
5 videos (Total 12 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lecture 2.1 - Male Hormones & Sperm Activation3m
Lecture 2.2 - Menstrual Cycle5m
Lecture 2.3 - Meiosis1m
Lecture 2.4 - Summary of Module 2m
Reading13 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Apply Your Knowledge - Module 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Sex, Sexuality, and Contraception

This module outlines the scientific foundations of contraception beyond social norms. COURSE GOAL 3: Students will be able to classify the scientific foundations of male and female sexual biology and contrast differing contraception options through the lens of reproductive function and beyond social norms....
Reading
4 videos (Total 11 min), 15 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lecture 3.1 - Male & Female Sexual Biology2m
Lecture 3.2 - Contraception7m
Lecture 3.3 - Module 3 Summarym
Reading15 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Apply Your Knowledge - Module 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Reproductive Health Concerns

This module spotlights the possibility of infertility in the human body and provides an in-depth understanding upon the biology behind infertility, endometriosis, reproductive diseases, and oncofertility. COURSE GOAL 4: Students will be able to identify the possible causes of infertility in the human body, analyze the effects of reproductive tract disorders, recognize the risks and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, and discuss the field of oncofertility in relation to sexual and holistic health....
Reading
6 videos (Total 28 min), 15 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 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 Summarym
Reading15 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
Quiz5 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

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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