Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of both male and female infertility and wider aspects of andrological dysfunction. They will understand the psychosocial aspects of male and female infertility and how to support men and women referred for investigation. They will also understand the role of regulation and accreditation in diagnosing and treating infertility and the legislatory quality management aspects of licensed treatments. They will apply their understanding of the interrelationship of the different problems to potential outcomes; the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available for conditions beyond the field of subfertility and the impact of infertility on the male, their partner, extended family and friends.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Plan and optimally time andrological investigations exercising their own professional judgement.
Perform witness checks during a procedure to meet regulatory and good practice requirements.
Review the required consents appropriate for a variety of diagnostic testing and different treatments.
Follow the appropriate guidelines for incident reporting.
Review case notes to link the results from semen analysis to fertility prognosis and produce an interpretive report of the investigations.
Review case notes to link the cause of male sexual dysfunction with the suggested treatment plan and produce an interpretive report of the investigations.
Review case notes to link the cause of male endocrine dysfunction with the suggested treatment plan and produce an interpretive report of the investigations.
Review case notes to assist diagnosis of male genital tract pathologies and design/confirm a suggested treatment plan.
Perform a risk assessment for screening for sexually transmitted infections.
Perform an audit for an endocrine diagnostic laboratory procedure related to this module.
Analyse the data, present a report and discuss and implement recommendations.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Perform identity checks with a patient having a procedure meeting regulatory and good practice requirements||DOPS|
|Perform witness checks during a procedure meeting regulatory and good practice requirements||DOPS|
|Review the required consents and what is appropriate for a variety of diagnostic testing, including for endocrine and STI tests||DOPS|
|Perform a blood endocrine assay for a male patient||DOPS|
|Perform a witnessing audit||DOPS|
|Perform a risk assessment||DOPS|
|Discuss a male patient case where endocrine diagnosis has been indicated at an MDT, include discussion of endocrine markers beyond testosterone.||OCE|
|Discuss subsequent pathways for a patient with male sexual dysfunction / spinal cord injury / psychosexual issues in an appropriate MDT or specialist clinic team meeting.||OCE|
|Discuss male patient experience/needs either at a group or individual level within a service.||OCE|
|Present and evaluate to colleagues an array of treatment options for men beyond simple assisted conception (e.g. varicocele surgery / vibratory stimulation for anejaculation / etc).||OCE|
|Discuss the impact of STI diagnosis on the individual and the couple.||OCE|
The academic parts of this module will be detailed and communicated to you by your university. Please contact them if you have questions regarding this module and its assessments. The module titles in your MSc may not be exactly identical to the work-based modules shown in the e-portfolio. Your modules will be aligned, however, to ensure that your academic and work-based learning are complimentary.
The need to be empathetic and sensitive when considering issues of male infertility and sexual dysfunction should be paramount to all learning in the academic and work-based setting and should be considered alongside all causes and cases listed below: