Through a series of compulsory modules you’ll learn about:
- cell and molecular biology of human reproduction, fertility, andrology and embryology
- management 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.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Fundamentals of Clinical Embryology
IVF and Embryo Culture
Cryobiology and Cryopreservation
Ethics and Law for Embryologists
<p><a href="http://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynprogrammes.asp?Y=202021&P=PGD-CEMB%2FART">For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology MSc in the course catalogue</a></p>
Learning and teaching
The course is delivered using a blended learning approach, which combines: lectures, seminars, tutorials, interactive group discussions, presentations and problem-based-learning sessions or case studies, and self-directed learning.
Theoretical training is complemented by a small number of laboratory-based practical sessions.
The course content is enhanced by extensive online resources and the provision of printed versions of all module workbooks.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Course assessments will include essays, presentations, projects, practical log books, a research dissertation and examinations.