Clinical Reproductive Practice HEA4111


This module has a focus around the application of physiology to clinical decision making related to pharmacology, pathology and the clinical environment in support of reproductive medicine. The student will acquire an advanced understanding about the management of the infertile couple. They will learn how to interpret clinical investigative information and to construct a management treatment plan for the infertile couple at secondary level. There will be a deeper understanding generated about the management of basic invitro-fertilisation and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection techniques.

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Module Code: HEA4111
Level: 7
Credits: 40
Cost: £1440 for Sept 2021 to July 2022

Who is this module for?

This module can be accessed by registered health professionals working as a Fertility Practitioner.

What are the key aims of the programme?

  • To enhance clinical decision making around clinical reproductive practice.
  • To construct management treatment plans.
  • To develop knowledge related to pharmacology, environment and pathology related to fertility.

How Will I Study?

This module is normally studied over two semesters. The module overall takes 36 weeks.

Location: The Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

What will I study?

  • Anatomy of the male and female reproductive system.
  • Male and female reproductive system.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Pathology, including micro-biology.
  • Legal and national frameworks.
  • Ethical.
  • The clinical environment.
  • Technology.
  • Communication skills.
  • History taking and recording.
  • Clinical decision making.
  • Counselling for infertility.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment required for successful completion:

  • Practice: The collection of 30 Clinical Episodes.
  • Theory: 5,000 words.

On successful completion you will:

This module has a focus around basic science to inform the acquisition of clinical skills to underpin the ability to take a history, develop a working diagnosis, interpret investigative strategies and provide a rigorous management treatment plan to provide the infertile couple with an appropriate therapeutic programme.

Study Dates and Venues

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Applicants also need to complete & submit this form with their application: Mentorship agreement to underpin the application process for HEA4111

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

For further module information, please contact the Programme Leader for MSc Advanced Fertility Practice, Dr. Lesley Briscoe, Tel: 01695 65 7055 or email [email protected].

Alternatively, you can contact the Medical School on [email protected].


This module can be studied on a stand alone basis. It is also an optional module on the following programme:

  • MSc Advanced Fertility Practice