The human reproductive system functions to produce male and female sex cells (egg and sperm cells). Reproduction occurs when a male sex cell fertilizes a female sex cell. This fusion brings about new life. This course provides a general overview of the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems including a discussion of the major diseases that can affect them. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. List the general functions of the male reproductive organs and accessory structures; 2. Describe the process of spermatogenesis; 3. Explain the regulation of hormones that control activities of the male reproductive system; 4. List the general functions of the female reproductive organs and accessory structures; 5. Describe the process of oogenesis (egg production); 6. Explain the regulation of the hormones that control activities of the female reproductive system; 7. Summarize lifespan changes of the reproductive system for men and women. Continuing education:1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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