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Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology PGDip

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Overview

This vocational training course is for recent biology, biomedical, biochemistry and medical graduates who want to develop a career in the field of clinical embryology and assisted reproductive technology (ART) and/or the associated reproductive sciences.

It provides a detailed knowledge of the underpinning theory and practices and is a laboratory-based science degree not a clinically-based infertility treatment course.

Make an impact

Our course is designed to provide the breadth of practical training to prepare you for a career working in a field that gives you the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. You’ll be instructed by leading experts who bring the latest research findings into their teaching.

Course highlights

The course emphasises all aspects of practical training for clinical embryology and assisted reproduction technology.

You’ll receive hands-on training from specialist practitioners in:

  • andrology
  • gamete handling
  • IVF
  • ICSI
  • embryo culture
  • gamete and embryo freezing
  • vitrification

You'll also interact with established, clinical embryologists and reproductive medicine specialists.

The course has been developed by the Division of Reproduction and Early Development within the Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics. It has also been developed in association with the clinicians and embryologists working at Leeds Fertility in the Leeds NHS Trust. The course leaders have over 20 years of experience of training clinical embryologists, reproductive medicine practitioners and reproductive scientists.

You can also study this subject at Master of Science level.

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.

Assessment

Course assessments will include essays, presentations, projects, practical log books, a research dissertation and examinations.

Career opportunities

The Clinical Embryology and Associated Reproductive Technology PGDip will educate graduates who want to pursue a career in human assisted reproduction (eg clinical embryology, infertility treatment) and/or research in the reproductive sciences.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,833overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

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    23rd out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

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    74 74%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

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  • Entry standards

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    152 73%

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  • Graduate prospects

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.17 83%

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    179 74%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    100 100%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

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