Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of the causes and treatment options for male and female infertility and the approach to managing the infertile couple. They will understand the role of regulation in treating infertility and become familiar with legislatory quality management aspects of licensed treatments.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Review case notes to link the cause of infertility with the suggested treatment plan and produce an interpretive report of the investigations.
Plan and optimally time a thaw/warming cycle within a natural or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cycle.
Perform witness checks during a procedure to meet Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) requirements.
Review the required consents appropriate for a variety of treatment cycles, including those involving donated gametes.
Perform quality assurance and quality control tasks within the laboratory.
Perform and report a risk assessment for one procedure performed in your laboratory.
Follow the appropriate guidelines for incident reporting within the centre.
Minimise risks and hazards in compliance with health and safety policies.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Peform an EQR||DOPS|
|Undertake a NEQAS submission for both sperm and embryos||DOPS|
|Perform QC checks on a specific piece of equipment||DOPS|
|Examine consents in the patients notes for appropriateness and accuracy for the selected treatment||DOPS|
|Perform an audit||DOPS|
|Perform a risk assessment||DOPS|
|Complete an incident report form through your internal system||DOPS|
|Perform a health and safety audit||DOPS|
|Perform a witnessing audit||DOPS|
|Perform a COSHH assessment||DOPS|
|Review a patient notes to plan when embryos should be thawed rewarmed within the frozen embryo replacement cycle, discuss and confirm the thaw plan with the 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.