Intensive Comprehensive Course in Andrology

Course Description

The emergence of several new assisted reproduction techniques in recent years and new advances in biomedical knowledge of events in reproduction processes make it evident that there is a need to create permanent continuing education programmes for professionals in the field of human Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

This intensive training course is designed for broad range of health care professionals interested in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) or involved in the treatment of infertile males. The course provide training on procedures carried out in the andrology laboratory and to transmit the latest conceptual advances in the field. Participants will learn approaches for semen assessment and preparation, optimization for ART procedures from national and internationally recognized faculty.

Course objectives

This course aims at providing basic knowledge and practical experience on seminology and semen preparation for various ART procedures. Specific objectives of the course include;

  1. To learn routine semen collection, analysis and ancillary tests.
  2. To identify strategies for the treatment of male infertility.
  3. To have hands-on practice in routine and advanced sperm preparation and selection methods prior to use in ART such as: intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  4. To be familiar with advanced sperm function tests (sperm DNA fragmentation, oxidative stress and genetic tests).
  5. To be exposed to routine and advanced methods for male fertility preservation for use in ART.
  6. To enables participants to acquire knowledge for setting up & maintenance of Andrology Lab and Cryopreservation of Semen.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the professional training program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broaden understanding and knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of male reproductive function;
  • Describe the basic method of semen collection and analysis;
  • Conduct step by step sperm preparation for preparation for various ART procedures; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance and control mechanisms in an andrology lab.

Target Audience

This intensive course is available exclusively to andrologists, Embryologists, Specialists in Reproductive Medicine, Researchers, Gynaecologists, Urologists, Physicians, Nurses involved in infertility services, Resident Gynaecologists; Medical Laboratory Scientists involved in Fertility testing; and Graduates and Students in Biomedical Sciences (Biology, Medicine, Veterinary, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, etc.) interested in in developing skills in Andrology and Embryology.

Course Duration

An intensive 3 days laboratory and lecture-based course for the interested participants.

Course Time Schedule

The course programme consists of two main session. In the morning there will be state-of-the-art lectures, while the afternoon is dedicated to videos and hands-on sessions. All participants are expected to attend the designated session.

Course Package Fee: The course fee is $300.