Module - Principles and Practice of Reproductive Science and Diagnostic Semen Analysis (SLS302)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings at which a range of relevant clinical cases and/or procedures are discussed. Review and discuss the patient pathway through the treatment process and the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach.
- Visit a clinical biochemistry laboratory. Review and discuss the methods used for the measurement and reporting of reproductive
- Attend infertility clinics and assisted conception Review and report on their role and importance in the patient pathway.
- Observe work activities with specific reference to embryology procedures from egg collection to embryo transfer (including in vitro fertilisation [IVF], intracytoplasmic sperm injection [ICSI], embryo culture, embryo freezing and thawing) and theatre procedures (including egg collection and embryo transfer), and review these procedures in relation to the patient journey through investigation and treatment.
- Observe follicular and clinical pregnancy scanning to follow the patient pathway and understand how monitoring is carried out in a controlled ovarian stimulation regimen.
- Observe, participate and review the application and interpretation of quality assurance methodologies in Reproductive Science.
- Review and discuss the preparation, interpretation and reporting of diagnostic semen analysis.