This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes, investigation and management of male and female infertility. Topics covered include: gametogenesis, fertilisation biology, embryo development, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), controlled ovarian stimulation and the processes of embryo culture, cryopreservation and preimplantation genetic analysis. It also explores the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of ART.
online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards and/or webinars; intensive face to face on campus 5 x days 9am - 5pm (compulsory).
3 x 700 words clinical case study work tasks (30%); 1 x 2, 000 word written assignment (30%), online quizzes (25%) participation in online discussion of case work tasks /webinars (15%)
Online journal readings; Fritz MA, Speroff, L. (2010). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Gardner, DK, Weissman, A, Howles, CM and Shoham, Z (2018). Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press.