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300472 VO Reproductive biology (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: English

Examination dates



Due to the COVID19 situation the course will take place digitally this semester. Students will receive more information in due course.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course in WS 2020 will address mammalian female reproductive biology, and will cover developmental and evolutionary aspects of the anatomy and physiology involved. We will start with a study of human female reproduction, and proceed by tracing single reproductive phenomena, such as ovulation, implantation, or birth, across the mammalian portion of the phylogenetic tree in comparative manner. The goal is to obtain the general understanding of the female aspects of reproduction, as well as the developmental-evolutionary processes (and principles) leading to its current complexity and diversification across extant species.

Assessment and permitted materials


Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Lecture, provided literature

Reading list

Will be provided in the course.

Association in the course directory

MZO 1, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04, MMB V-3

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