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ANAT333 Reproductive Biology

Neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction. Female and male reproductive biology. Genetics of reproduction.

ANAT 333 looks in detail at the mechanisms the brain uses to drive reproductive hormone secretion and fertility, the biology of testicular, ovarian and uterine function, and genetic aspects of reproduction.

Paper title Reproductive Biology
Paper code ANAT333
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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ANAT 243
Schedule C

Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362

Teaching staff

2023 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.

Paper Structure

The following modules will be covered:

  • Uterine biology
  • Neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction
  • Male reproductive biology
  • Ovarian biology
  • Genetics of reproduction
Teaching Arrangements

All teaching is undertaken on campus.

There is no prescribed textbook. Essential Reproduction by Johnson and Everitt (7th edition or similar) provides recommended background reading and will be referred to in lectures along with other sources including original papers.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Ethics, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some of the major theories in, and current experimental evidence for, key aspects of reproductive biology
  • Be familiar with key techniques used in experimental reproductive biology and be able to demonstrate how you would use these to investigate specific questions
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate information given in different lectures and to use this information to discuss aspects of reproductive biology
  • Exhibit an awareness of the experimental basis of reproductive science, and be able to understand and interpret experimental data
  • Exhibit an awareness of the uncertainty of the current state of knowledge in reproductive science, and demonstrate an ability to engage in critical and analytical thought

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22
Friday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Friday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 16-20
A2 Friday 16:00-17:50 9-13, 16-20