UKAP Qualification Number: UK616306971

DETC Code of reference no. DT0092476

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

THE CONTENT OF UKAP LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN This course provides an avenue for both scientists and clinicians to enter the field of reproductive biology; and for those already familiar with this area, an opportunity to gain greater appreciation of the biological processes of mammalian reproduction that are relevant to the manipulation of fertility and the treatment of reproductive disease.

The course was established in 1993, making it the longest running taught masters in the UK providing full-time training in human ART, and aims to furnish graduates with the formal theoretical and practical training necessary within this highly specialised discipline. Designed to broaden knowledge of the underlying scientific principles and to enhance appreciation of the clinical management of infertility, it aims to encourage independent thought and a research orientated approach to the practice of assisted conception. 

 

A major feature and strength of the course is that the primary components, in terms of reproductive physiology, research methods, clinical embryology and clinical medicine are all provided by experts who are highly active within their own areas of expertise, giving the information provided to the students an immediacy and relevance that it would be impossible to achieve using a more static and established teaching base.

 

OBJECTIVE 

To provide successful candidates with a career path within one of the many disciplines that encompass modern assisted reproduction technology and to this end, students are taught by and given the opportunity to interact with, both full time reproductive biologists and the consultants, clinical embryologists, andrologists and counsellors that work in assisted conception.

Aims

  • To encourage independent thought and a research oriented approach to the practice of assisted conception;
  • To provide theoretical and practical training in Assisted Reproduction Technology;
  • To provide an opportunity to research into some aspect of the practice of Assisted Reproduction Technology.

 

KEY FACTS

  • An opportunity to obtain training in and perform all laboratory aspects of assisted conception (including semen evaluation, IVF, IVM, ICSI and cryopreservation) utilising human (sperm) or mammalian (mice, sheep, cattle) gametes and embryos.
  • A laboratory-based, science degree course rather than a clinically-based infertility treatment course.
  • No direct contact with patients or tuition in gynaecological/ surgical procedures.
  • Input from other units within the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences and Biosciences.

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

THE UKAP LEVEL 5 QUALIFICATIONS CAN BE OFFERED TO LEARNERS. UKAP DOES NOT SPECIFY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS QUALIFICATION IS LEVEL 4 QCF OR UKAP LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA, BUT CENTRES ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE THAT LEARNERS ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAMME HAVE SUFFICIENT CAPABILITY AT THE RIGHT LEVEL TO UNDERTAKE THE LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT.

   

 

 

UNIT REF. NO.

MANDATORY UNITS (CHOOSE SIX UNITS)

CREDIT

PD002

Patient support including management of recurrent miscarriage

10

UB114

Male factor infertility

10

F2891

Initiating pregnancy

10

EB009

EV003

Embryology & blastocyst culture

Gamete & tissue cryopreservation

10

CE001

Micromanipulation and Molecular Biology

10

Q2891

Introduction to Basic Cell and Reproductive Biology

10

IM003

Hormonal control of the menstrual cycle

10

D0045

Seminology and Cryopreservation

10

P9483

Role of the infertility nurse

10

P1222

PCOS & OHSS

10

 

Total Credit Required:

120

DURATION AND DELIVERY 

THE QUALIFICATION IS DESIGNED TO BE DELIVERED OVER 12-24 MONTHS FOR FULL-TIME STUDY BUT IT IS ALSO FLEXIBLE IN ITS DELIVERY IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE PART-TIME AND DISTANCE LEARNING. 

 

THE QUALIFICATION IS DELIVERED FACE-TO-FACE, THROUGH LECTURES, TUTORIALS, SEMINARS AND DISTANCE, ONLINE BY APPROVED CENTRES ONLY.

 

ASSESSMENT AND VERIFICATION

ALL UNITS WITHIN THIS QUALIFICATION ARE INTERNALLY ASSESSED BY THE CENTRE AND VERIFIED BY UKAP. THE QUALIFICATIONS ARE CRITERION REFERENCED, BASED ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ALL THE SPECIFIED LEARNING OUTCOMES.

 

TO ACHIEVE A ‘PASS’ FOR A UNIT, A LEARNER MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PASSED ALL LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THAT UNIT.

 

THE ASSESSOR SHOULD PROVIDE AN AUDIT TRAIL SHOWING HOW THE JUDGMENT OF THE LEARNER’S OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT HAS BEEN ARRIVED AT.

 

PROGRESSIONS

PASSING THE UKAP LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA ENABLE LEARNERS DIRECT ENTRY INTO YEAR 1 OF A THREE YEAR UK BACHELOR’S DEGREE OR PURSUE UKAP LEVEL 6 DIPLOMA.

 

 

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