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.

Module Code: HEA4111
Level: 7
Credits: 40
Cost: £1440 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

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

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

September 2019 S1

Venue: Liverpool Women's Hospital, Fertility Centre

Starts: Wed 11th Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Wed, 11 Sep 19, 9.30am - 4pm Attendance
  • 2nd Session: Wed, 18 Sep 19, Online
  • 3rd Session: Wed, 25 Sep 19, 9.30am - 4pm Attendance
  • 4th Session: Wed, 02 Oct 19, Online
  • 5th Session: Wed, 09 Oct 19, 9.30am - 4pm Attendance
  • 6th Session: Wed, 16 Oct 19, Distance Tutorial
  • 7th Session: Wed, 23 Oct 19, 9.30am - 4pm Attendance
  • 8th Session: Wed, 30 Oct 19, Online
  • 9th Session: Wed, 06 Nov 19, 9.30am - 4pm Attendance
  • 10th Session: Wed, 13 Nov 19, Online
  • 11th Session: Wed, 20 Nov 19, 9.30am - 4pm Attendance
  • 12th Session: Wed, 27 Nov 19, Online
  • 13th Session: Wed, 04 Dec 19, 9.30am - 4pm Attendance
  • 14th Session: Wed, 11 Dec 19, Online
  • 15th Session: Wed, 18 Dec 19, Online
  • Tutorials: Wed 05 Feb 2020 & Thu 06 Feb 2020, Online or Face to Face
  • Draft submissions by Wed 18 Mar 20
  • Case Log Submission Monday, 11 May 20, Assessment Attendance
  • Assignment Deadline, Monday, 18 May 20, 4.00 pm.

Study dates and times are subject to change.

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

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

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs

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


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

  • MSc Advanced Fertility Practice