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Human Reproductive System - Introduction

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human reproductive system in this free online course.

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This free online course teaches you about the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction. It covers a range of topics, including sex hormones, common embryonic organs and gametes, and examines the anatomy and function of both male and female reproductive organs. It also looks at intrauterine development and parturition. This is a great basis for anyone who wants to discover more about the human body, why wait? Start learning today.





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If you have ever wanted to know more about the human reproductive system then this course will teach you all you need to know. The course begins by introducing learners to the basics, from sex hormones to common embryonic organs and gametes. The course then moves on to discuss the male sex organs, guiding learners through the function of each aspect.

The course then discusses the ovaries and secondary female sex organs and likewise examining the function each organ plays in the process of reproduction. The course then moves on to look at why the female pelvis is such an important consideration in childbirth as well as the makeup of the mammary glands. Finally, the course examines intrauterine development and parturition.

This course is ideal for students who need to learn about biomedical science and medicine, as well as those who just want to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human body and how the science of reproduction works. So check out the course for yourself and improve your understanding of the human body and how its reproductive systems work today.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to: 

  • Identify the need for a reproductive system in the human body
  • Identify the two different types of sex hormones
  • Describe the terms “external genitalia”, "meiosis", "intrauterine", "parturition", and "episiotomy"
  • Briefly describe the role of gametes
  • Identify where the site of fertilization takes place
  • Briefly describe the difference between an embryo and a fetus
  • Explain the purpose of the placenta
  • Identify the different phases of child birth


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