The MSc in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology (CEART) is a full-time, specialised, vocational course. It offers students a unique opportunity the chance to study and prepare for a rewarding career in a dynamic field that carries has the potential to transform lives. The programme is designed to appeal to recent graduates in biology, biomedical science, biochemistry, and medical or nursing disciplines. If you who aspire to make a significant impact in clinical embryology, andrology and or assisted reproduction technology, this course is an ideal choice. The programme covers:
- the theory of human reproduction and infertility
- clinical andrology
- clinical embryology
- laboratory management
- ethics and law
- fertility cryopreservation
- oocyte recovery, maturation and denudation
- sperm preparation and counting
- intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- embryo culture and grading
- gamete and embryo cryopreservation
- research methods such as microscopy, cDNA library preparation, and real time PCR.
Through a series of compulsory modules, you’ll learn about: -cell and molecular biology of human reproduction, fertility, andrology and embryology and efficient running of an ART laboratory -the practices, genetic and epigenetic concepts of micromanipulation and techniques, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) -advances in cryobiology and its application to gamete and embryo freezing and fertility preservation. The course also gives you valuable insights into the theory underpinning clinical treatments and the ethical and legal controversies surrounding assisted reproduction in humans.
Course assessments will include essays, presentations, projects, practical log books, a research dissertation and examinations.
A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in an appropriate biological, biomedical or veterinary science subject, medicine or healthcare sciences, or equivalent qualification. Your experience in laboratory related settings will be considered but you do not have to demonstrate any set number of hours or competency. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Fees and funding
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