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Advanced Animal Reproduction - VETS8008

Year - 2018

This unit of study provides a comprehensive programme on basic and applied aspects of male and female reproductive biology, with particular emphasis on livestock and domestic animals. The fundamental topics include reproductive cycles, sexual differentiation, gametogenesis, fertilization, embryo development, gestation and parturition. An understanding of the applications of advanced reproductive technologies is developed through lectures, tutorials and the assignments. In addition, practical instruction is given on semen collection and processing, manipulation of the reproductive cycle, artificial insemination, and pregnancy diagnosis in sheep and pigs. Classes are held at the Camperdown Campus in Sydney and at the Camden Campus Animal Reproduction Unit and Mayfarm piggery.

Lectures 2 hrs/week, tutorials 1 hr/week, practicals 3 hrs/week.

Written and oral assignments (30%), mid-semester written exam (15%), end of semester written exam (55%)

Senger, PL 2013, Pathways to pregnancy and parturition 3rd ed., Current Conceptions Inc.

Assumed knowledge
ANSC3104 or equivalent


ANSC3002 or ANSC3102


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Simon de Graaf
HECS Band: 3
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