Lab Reproductive

Objectives

Male

  • Describe the histological organization of the testis and the process of spermatogenesis in the germinal epithelium of the seminiferous tubule.
  • Contrast spermatogenesis from spermiogenesis.
  • Draw a sperm cell and label its major parts.
  • Explain the importance of each portion of the duct system and accessory glands of the male reproductive tract.
  • Explain the structural and functional significance of the blood-testis barrier.
  • Describe the structure and function of the prostate gland.

Female

  • Explain the regular progression of follicular development and atresia occurring in a cyclic fashion in the primary ovary.
  • Describe the structural changes that occur in the uterus over the course of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.
  • Characterize the histological features of the oviduct, uterus, cervix, and vagina, with particular attention to the mucosal linings of these tissues.
  • Describe the cellular organization of the placenta, including the juxtaposition of the maternal and fetal circulations.

 

 Virtual Microscopy

 

Resources:

 

Yale Medcell.med histology (female)  & (male)

Sex infographic (link)