PHYSIOL 541 - Mammalian Reproductive Physiology
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Physiology (PHYSIOL)
Department: MED Molecular and Integrative Physiology
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
Folake Graves (
Enforced Prerequisites:
MCDB 310 or BIOLCHEM 415 or CHEM 351; (C or better).
Advisory Prerequisites:
PHYSIOL 201 or PHYSIOL 502 or BIOL 225.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Each Winter Term, the Reproductive Science Program offers a course in Mammalian Reproductive Endocrinology (PHYSIOL 541) which is part of the curriculum of three departments (Physiology, Anatomy, and Psychology). This course is a study of the physiological and behavioral actions of reproductive hormones responsible for the regulation of the reproductive systems and behavior.

Topics include:

    Properties, regulation and action of protein and steroid hormones, neuroendocrine function and feedback regulation, gonads function and development, reproductive maturation (puberty) and senescence (menopause), sexual differentiation of the brain, developmental programming, epigenetics, stress responses, metabolic control, pheromones and sexual behavior, gender and sexuality, fertilization, embryogenesis, pregnancy and parturition, clinical issues of infertility and assisted reproduction.

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    Intended Audience:

    An introduction to mammalian reproductive physiology for PhD, MS and senior undergraduate students who are considering a career in the biomedical sciences.

    Prior physiology or behavioral neuroscience courses and biochemistry are required.

    Class Format:

    Instruction is via lectures by experts in the fields represented in the course.


PHYSIOL 541 - Mammalian Reproductive Physiology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: For undergraduate students only: If you have not yet successfully completed MCDB 310, MCDB 311 or BIOLCHEM 415 you may not be prepared for this course. If you haven't completed the above courses and intend on enrolling, PLEASE CONTACT Dr. Rainey.

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