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HAPS Institute Previous Course Offerings

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Spring 2014 - Online courses 

The Physiology of Reproduction
(2 credits) January 12 - May 29, 2014
Dr. Chad M. Wayne, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
University of Houston
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Description of course: This course is designed to provide college-level instructors with the opportunity to expand and refine their understanding of key molecular and cellular concepts and processes as they relate to human sexual reproduction. Participants will be introduced to material through directed readings from the current literature that examine the mechanisms that govern the union of the human gametes, the organs that promote pregnancy, and the mechanisms of parturition from the molecular level through the organ level. The participants will explore the material through the directed readings, but will also be encouraged to participate in online discussions to test and expand their understanding of the material. Ultimately, participants will need to demonstrate mastery of the material which will be assessed through specific application in online exercises and in a terminal, peer-reviewed project. Participants will be expected to independently develop at the end of the course, a college-level lecture appropriate for the course that the participant normally instructs. This project should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the key themes in human sexual reproduction, integrate molecular and cellular mechanisms into the participant’s normal lecture routine, and expand the college course beyond the typical A&P or physiology lecture. The participants’ projects will be discussed at the end of the course, either in person at the HAPS annual conference in Jacksonville, FL or via electronic methods. The participant will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including performance on online exercises, participation and the quality of final project.

Male Reproductive Physiology
(2 credits) January 12 - May 29, 2014
Dr. Chad M. Wayne, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
University of Houston
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Description of course: This course is designed to provide college-level instructors with the opportunity to expand and refine their understanding of key molecular and cellular concepts and processes as they relate to male reproductive physiology. Participants will be introduced to material through directed readings from the current literature that examine the male reproductive system from the molecular level through the organ level and provide the participant a deeper understanding of how these structures are integrated into a whole system responsible for sperm production and delivery. The participants will explore the material through the directed readings, but will also be encouraged to participate in online discussions to test and expand their understanding of the material. Ultimately, participants will need to demonstrate mastery of the material which will be assessed through specific application in online exercises and in a terminal, peer-reviewed project. Participants will be expected to independently develop at the end of the course, a college-level lecture appropriate for the course that the participant normally instructs. This project should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the key themes in male reproduction, integrate molecular and cellular mechanisms into the participant’s normal lecture routine, and expand the college course beyond the typical A&P or physiology lecture. The participants’ projects will be discussed at the end of the course, either in person at the HAPS annual conference in Jacksonville, FL or via electronic methods.  The participant will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including performance on online exercises, participation and the quality of final project.

Female Reproductive Physiology
(2 credits) January 12 - May 29, 2014
Dr. Chad M. Wayne, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
University of Houston
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Description of course: This course is designed to provide college-level instructors with the opportunity to expand and refine their understanding of key molecular and cellular concepts and processes as they relate to female reproductive physiology. Participants will be introduced to material through directed readings from the current literature that examine the female reproductive system from the molecular level through the organ level and provide the participant a deeper understanding of how these structures are integrated into a whole system responsible for oocyte production and delivery. The participants will explore the material through the directed readings, but will also be encouraged to participate in online discussions to test and expand their understanding of the material. Ultimately, participants will need to demonstrate mastery of the material which will be assessed through specific application in online exercises and in a terminal, peer-reviewed project. Participants will be expected to independently develop at the end of the course, a college-level lecture appropriate for the course that the participant normally instructs. This project should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the key themes in female reproduction, integrate molecular and cellular mechanisms into the participant’s normal lecture routine, and expand the college course beyond the typical A&P or physiology lecture. The participants’ projects will be discussed at the end of the course, either in person at the HAPS annual conference in Jacksonville, FL or via electronic methods. The participant will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including performance on online exercises, participation and the quality of final project.