Postgraduate study at Edge Hill University

Advanced Fertility Practice

This Masters degree is delivered in partnership between Edge Hill University and Liverpool Women's Hospital. It bridges the theory of fertility and assisted conception with practice related to the assessment, investigation and treatment of the infertile/sub fertile couple.

The programme is designed to ensure you will be able to plan and implement a treatment pathway for infertile couples, whilst providing opportunities to focus on areas such as ultrasound scanning for reproductive medicine, embryo transfer, oocyte retrieval and clinical andrology. There are practice competencies to achieve that will allow you to develop and enhance your clinical skills, underpinned by exploration of the evidence base that supports fertility practice.

The overall aim is to ensure that on completion of the programme you will meet and exceed the standards of an advanced practitioner in fertility and assisted conception.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is a lower second-class honours degree in a health or social care related subject. You must be employed within a clinical environment that delivers reproductive medicine. You should also be registered as a professional with a regulatory body based in health care, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council. A clinical mentor must be identified within this environment to support learning.

You will be invited for interview to help determine your suitability for the programme. Proof of your work environment and clinical mentor access will need to be provided. Your clinical mentor will also need to be named and contacted prior to admission to the programme to ensure the University can provide support in undertaking the role of mentor and assessor.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

There are a range of practice competencies to be met in clinical practice. Case studies, reflections and presentations will also be assessed to allow you to demonstrate your engagement with the evidence base that supports practice and the application of best practice guidance to your clinical work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 5 5 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 3 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4 4 Years

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