2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
15 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dr John Huntriss
Taught: 1 Jan to 28 Feb, 1 July to 30 Apr, 1 July to 31 July View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsAttendance at REPR5210M, REPR5220M.
|REPR5210M||Fund. of Clinical Embryology|
|REPR5220M||IVF and Embryo Culture|
|REPR5160M||Research in Reproduction, Embryology & Assisted Reproduction|
|REPR5240M||Cryobiology & Cryopreservation|
|REPR5250M||Ethics & Law for Embryologists|
|REPR5260M||Res. Proj: Clinical Embryology|
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- critically discuss the importance of assisted fertilisation techniques;
- critically assess the techniques required to perform micromanipulation for assisted fertilisation, assisted hatching and embryo biopsy;
- describe and evaluate the theory and procedures and techniques required to run a preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) programme;
- Understand the theory and practical application of stem cells.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- assess and evaluate the latest micromanipulation techniques and their risks and benefits to the patient;
- have a comprehensive knowledge of how to set up a PGD service and how to apply it to the appropriate patients;
- critically evaluate the epigenetic risks associated with the use of assisted reproduction and micromanipulation technologies.
Students will learn the latest micromanipulation techniques; their risks and benefits.
Students will learn how to provide a preimplantation genetic diagnosis service to appropriate patients.
Students will learn the epigenetic disorders resulting from the use of assisted reproduction techniques.
This module will concentrate on the new technologies now available in assisted reproduction. Students will learn the implications of new techniques and gain an appreciation of the equipment and skills involved. Existing and new technologies for micromanipulation, stem cell generation and use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis and their genetic and epigenetic consequences will be discussed and evaluated in relation to assisted conception procedures.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||90.00|
|Total Contact hours||60.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyStudents will be expected to work in their own time researching online coursework and building their knowledge from the online materials.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackPersonal tutors are in regular, frequent contact with students by email, internet and telephone. Students have face-to-face tutorials to discuss current issues and questions, review progress and assess feedback, with early identification and support for students who are not achieving at a satisfactory level.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
The schedule for submission of the assessment for full-time MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology as detailed above is different to the schedule for submission of the assessment for the part-time MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Embryology due to the different schedule for delivery of the two programmes. For the part-time MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Embryology the essay will be set in S7 for submission in S13 of year 1 of study. Resits will be available for the coursework.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr 00 mins||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
The schedule for examinations for full-time MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology is different to the schedule for examinations for part-time MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Embryology. To reflect the different schedule for delivery of the two programmes, the full-time MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology examination will be set at the end of semester 2. For the part-time MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Embryology the examination will be set at the end of semester 2, week 21 of year 2 of study. A re-sit exam will be available for both programmes in September. The exam will take the form of an unseen paper of 3 hours duration consisting of 40 MCQs and a choice of 2 out of 4 essays.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 15/04/2019
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