Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with the knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of micromanipulation and cryopreservation and associated regulatory requirements. They will gain experience of the micromanipulation and cryopreservation of gametes and embryos in a clinical setting.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Label and perform witnessing prior to micromanipulation of oocytes.
Use correctly the micromanipulation equipment.
Label and perform witnessing prior to cryopreservation and following thawing/warming of semen, oocytes and embryos.
Perform sperm cryopreservation.
Thaw semen samples and compare pre-freeze and post-thaw parameters.
Perform embryo freezing and embryo vitrification.
Thaw cryopreserved samples and warm vitrified samples.
Release and receive cryopreserved gametes and embryos to other centres.
Discuss embryo development with patients and the multidisciplinary team with specific reference to the suitability for cryopreservation and the survival.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Set up micromanipulation equipment||DOPS|
|Perform oocyte cryopreservation||DOPS|
|Perform sperm cryopreservation||DOPS|
|Perform embryo cryopreservation||DOPS|
|Perform thawing of sperm||DOPS|
|Thawing rewarming of cryopreserved oocytes||DOPS|
|Thawing rewarming of cryopreserved embryos||DOPS|
|Discuss with a patient a test thaw from a frozen semen sample and its implications for future treatment options||OCE|
|Inform the patient of the number of embryos that are suitable for cryopreservation||OCE|
|Discuss embryo rewarming thawing results 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.