Ch 18: Reproductive System Disorders Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Reproductive System Disorders chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach dysfunctions in both sexes in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Reproductive Systems Disorders chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Overview of the male reproductive system;
Accessory glands in the male;
Internal anatomy of the female reproductive system;
The uterus and uterine wall;
Uterine diseases
Organs, anatomy and functions;
Names, anatomy and functions of accessory glands;
Organs and their function in females;
Structure and parts of the uterus;
Overview of common conditions, causes and treatments
Tuesday Endometriosis;
Leiomyomas;
Risk factors for endometrial cancer;
Diagnosis and treatment of endometrial cancer;
Ovarian cysts
Definition, symptoms, treatments and consequences of endometriosis;
Definition of leiomyomas, symptoms, treatments and how they can impact pregnancy;
Overview of the risk factors for endometrial cancer;
Signs of endometrial cancer, biopsies, treatment methods;
Types of ovarian cysts, signs, treatments
Wednesday Types of ovarian cancer;
Diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer;
Risk factors for ovarian cancer;
Risk factors and prevention of breast cancer;
Types, symptoms of breast cancer;
Screenings and treatment for breast cancer
Types of ovarian tumors, common outcomes;
Methods of diagnosis, treatment protocols;
Ovarian cancer risk factors such as age, obesity, family history;
Why breast cancer occurs, including risk factors such as genetics, methods of prevention;
Types of breast cancer, signs of breast cancer;
Mammograms, biopsies, lumpectomy, mastectomy, prognosis
Thursday Fibrocystic breast disease;
Amenorrhea;
Dysmenorrhea;
Causes of infertility;
Treatments for infertility
Description of fibrocystic breast disease, causes, treatments;
Definition of amenorrhea, causes, treatments;
Definition of dysmenorrhea, causes, treatments;
Reasons for infertility in men and women;
Treatments for infertility in men and women, such as hormone replacement therapy or in vitro fertilization
Friday Cryptorchidism;
Hypogonadism;
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH);
Prostate Cancer
Definition of cryptorchidism, causes, remedies;
Definition of hypogonadism, causes, treatment options;
Definition of BPH, how it differs from prostate cancer, treatments;
Prostate cancer causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment options

25 Lessons in Chapter 18: Reproductive System Disorders Lesson Plans
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Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

1. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.

Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

2. Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

Males require a number of different glands to aid in the production of semen. Find out more about those glands in this lesson covering the male accessory glands.

Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

3. Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

Ever wonder where a female produces her eggs or how they get from the ovary to the uterus? Find out in this lesson about the internal reproductive anatomy of females.

The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts

4. The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts

Learn all about the structure responsible for the development of babies in this lesson on uterine anatomy. Discover the three layers of the uterus and each layer's purpose.

An Introduction to Uterine Diseases

5. An Introduction to Uterine Diseases

Ever wonder what role hormones play in diseases of the uterus? Or maybe you've wondered what diseases the uterus can get? Find out these things and more in this introduction to uterine diseases.

Uterine Diseases: Endometriosis

6. Uterine Diseases: Endometriosis

Did you know that one of the causes for infertility in women is a condition called endometriosis or that endometriosis is when uterine tissue is found in places other than the uterus? Learn about some of the symptoms, causes and treatments of endometriosis in this lesson.

Uterine Diseases: Leiomyomas

7. Uterine Diseases: Leiomyomas

Did you know that you could have lumps growing inside your uterus and not even know it? Or, that they could interfere with pregnancy? Learn about what a uterine leiomyoma (also called a fibroid) is in this lesson.

Endometrial Cancer and Risk Factors

8. Endometrial Cancer and Risk Factors

While it doesn't get the press that breast cancer does, or have a vaccine like cervical cancer, endometrial, or uterine, cancer is actually one of the more common cancers of the female reproductive tract. So how do you know if you or someone you know is at risk? Learn about the risk factors for endometrial cancer in this lesson.

Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

9. Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Ever wonder how a doctor diagnoses cancer? Learn about some of the symptoms, tests and treatments a doctor considers when looking for cancer of the uterus, or endometrial cancer, in this lesson.

Ovarian Disorders: Ovarian Cysts

10. Ovarian Disorders: Ovarian Cysts

Did you know that you, well, if you are female, could have something called a cyst in your ovary and not even know it? Learn about ovarian cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome in this lesson on ovarian disorders.

Ovarian Disorders: Types of Ovarian Cancer

11. Ovarian Disorders: Types of Ovarian Cancer

You're probably familiar with breast cancer, but did you know that areas of the female reproductive tract can get cancer as well? Learn about the most common types of ovarian cancer in this lesson.

Diagnosis & Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

12. Diagnosis & Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Unlike many cancers, ovarian cancer is usually not diagnosed until it is in the later stages. Find out why, along with how ovarian cancer can be treated, in this lesson on the diagnoses and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

13. Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

Do you know how to tell if you or someone you know is at risk for ovarian cancer? Watch this lesson to learn about some of the more common risk factors for developing ovarian caner.

Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention

14. Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention

Do you know why breast cancer occurs? What factors affect its possible development? This lesson will tell you as we look into what breast cancer is, its many risk factors, and preventative strategies.

Breast Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms

15. Breast Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms

Do you know that there is more than one kind of breast cancer? Which one is most common? Do you know where breast cancer commonly spreads to? You'll learn about all this, as well as tips on how you can tell a bad lump in the breast versus one that's less likely to be cancerous, in this lesson.

Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

16. Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

Some types of lumps and their locations in breast cancer have better prognoses than others. There are multiple ways to try and catch breast cancer early, diagnose it, and treat it properly. You'll learn about all of this in this lesson.

Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Causes and Sequelae

17. Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Causes and Sequelae

Fibrocystic breast disease isn't a disease at all. Or is it? Is it the same thing as breast cancer, or does it lead to breast cancer? You'll learn the answers to those questions and more in this lesson.

Menstrual Disorders: Amenorrhea

18. Menstrual Disorders: Amenorrhea

Ever wonder why a woman's normal monthly cycle stops? You know what cycle I'm talking about, the one that comes with PMS! There are many reasons a woman can fail to begin or can lose her monthly cycle. Learn about the more common reasons in this lesson.

Menstrual Disorders: Dysmenorrhea

19. Menstrual Disorders: Dysmenorrhea

For some women, their monthly menstrual cycle is accompanied by painful cramps. This condition is referred to as dysmenorrhea. Learn what causes dysmenorrhea, what makes the symptoms worse and what treatment options are available in this lesson.

Infertility: Causes and Potential Options

20. Infertility: Causes and Potential Options

Trouble having a baby may be a result of a woman or man's reproductive problems. This lesson discusses some common and important ones as well as the general treatment strategies employed to combat them.

Treatment for Infertility

21. Treatment for Infertility

There are quite a few different kinds of treatment options for both men and women. They include drugs, surgery, hormone therapy, and more advanced techniques this lesson will describe.

Male Reproductive Disorders: Cryptorchidism

22. Male Reproductive Disorders: Cryptorchidism

An undescended testicle can worry any parent of a baby boy. It may or may not resolve on its own, and if it doesn't, it can lead to serious problems without proper care. You'll find out what those problems are as you go through this lesson.

Male Reproductive Disorders: Hypogonadism

23. Male Reproductive Disorders: Hypogonadism

A high-pitched voice, breasts, little body hair, and smaller muscle mass are all things typically associated with women. Yet men can also have these characteristics because of a medical condition known as hypogonadism, which you'll learn about in this lesson.

Male Reproductive Disorders: BPH

24. Male Reproductive Disorders: BPH

Can you get kidney disease from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Urinary tract infections? Bladder stones? It can't be!?! BPH is something many men experience. This lesson tells you what it is, what to expect, and why it occurs and causes all those symptoms.

Male Reproductive Disorder: Prostate Cancer

25. Male Reproductive Disorder: Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American men. Thus, it's a serious matter! Find out what the risk factors are, how and when to screen for it, and how it's diagnosed, graded, and treated in this lesson.

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