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Assisted Reproduction Technology

Course Description

This module is for those with an interest in fertility who wish to improve their understanding of the principles and practices of assisted reproduction technology. Students will gain an understanding of the complex issues surrounding modern infertility treatments and current management strategies for infertile couples.

Suitable for specialist nurse practitioners, hospital doctors, clinicians, GPs and related scientist/health professionals, teaching will be through a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies and small group work. The module is conducted at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire, Coventry

Topics covered include

-Definition & diagnosis of infertility.
-Hormonal control of the menstrual cycle.
-Embryology & blastocyst culture.
-Initiating pregnancy.
-Fertility preservation.
-Male factor infertility.
-Patient support including management of recurrent miscarriage.
-Donated sperm & eggs.
-Follow up of pregnancies & children born.
-Regulation & the law.
-Treatment pathways.
-Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
-Gamete & tissue cryopreservation.
-Role of the infertility nurse.

Visit the Assisted Reproduction Technology page on the University of Warwick website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the accredited module/PGA must be graduates in an appropriate science discipline (lower second class minimum) or show evidence of longstanding vocational experience and meet the University standard entry requirements. See website for details: View Website

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