Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with the knowledge and understanding of the development and assessment of human pre-implantation embryos. They will gain experience of grading and assessing embryos and of interpreting the outcomes of assisted reproductive technology.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Grade embryos both at the cleavage stage and the blastocyst stage.
Accurately record embryo grading and outcome.
Label, identify and witness embryos for use in embryo transfer.
Use procedures and workstations to maintain embryo viability during embryo transfer.
Dispose of unused embryos.
Make clinical decisions regarding the number of embryos to be transferred.
Communicate number of embryos to be transferred to patients.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Carry out an embryo transfer||DOPS|
|Grade and record embryo quality at different stages of development||DOPS|
|Select embryos for transfer||DOPS|
|Assess clinical presentation and cycle details to recommend the number of embryos to transfer||DOPS|
|Dispose of embryos using appropriate witnessing||DOPS|
|Discuss the number of embryos to be replaced with a patient including the implications and risks to the cycle outcome||OCE|
|Discuss embryo development and quality with a patient and the implications for their treatment cycle||OCE|
|Discuss embryo quality and the implications for cryopreservation with a patient||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.