Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of culture systems used in an IVF laboratory. They will gain experience of the culture of gametes and embryos in a clinical setting. They will gain understanding on how quality management integrates with the laboratory processes, and how to identify, troubleshoot and correct problems.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Assess air quality in the laboratory.
Correctly use incubators, heated stages and tube warmers to maintain temperature conditions.
Use workstations/safety cabinets correctly to maintain sterility of samples.
Perform sterilisation and decontamination techniques for equipment and facilities used in tissue culture.
Prepare consumables and media for oocyte collection; fertilisation checks; embryo culture; embryo transfer; embryo cryopreservation and thawing/warming.
Analyse data required for specific key performance indicators (KPIs)
Perform inward receipt of consumables to carry out the necessary quality control checks and traceability requirements.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Carry out QC checks to assess laboratory air quality||DOPS|
|Prepare culture dishes utilising medium suitable for the different stages of development using aseptic technique||DOPS|
|Perform functional equipment checks on workstations to ensure viability can be maintained||DOPS|
|Check consumables in to the system and ensure the correct information is required to maintain traceability||DOPS|
|Perform sterility checks on medium||DOPS|
|An appropriate activity agreed with your Training Officer||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.