Title Spermatogenesis
Type Stage Two
Code HLS356
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to spermatogenesis be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to the predisposing factors, presentation, differential diagnoses and management of factors affecting spermatogenesis including:

  • embryonic development of the male reproductive system and spermatogonia
  • reproductive endocrinology and spermatogenesis
  • puberty
  • mitotic proliferation of spermatogonia
  • meiotic division to haploid spermatids
  • spermiogenesis and cytoplasmic remodelling
  • temporal and spatial organisation of spermatogenesis
  • post-testicular maturation of spermatozoa
  • factors affecting spermatogenesis and abnormalities.

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance, adaptation and mastery of the following skills:

  • to identify normal sperm and maximise their successful utilisation in assisted conception treatment, and diagnose abnormalities in spermatogenesis.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of spermatogenesis to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage to:

  • diagnose abnormalities of spermatogenesis and develop and recommend treatment strategies accordingly.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS3-1-20 Reproductive Science [v1] View