By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to fertilisation 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 fertilisation events being able to:
- identify gametes with appropriate maturity
- apply suitable techniques to maximise the likelihood of fertilisation
- optimise environmental control of the gametes to support fertilisation
- pronuclear and polar body status
- understand syngamy
- recognise cytoplasmic appearance
- identify the temporal changes of fertilisation
- understand culture techniques.
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 maximise the likelihood of normal fertilisation and identifying viable zygotes.
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of fertilisation to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage to:
- diagnose abnormalities of fertilisation and develop and recommend treatment strategies accordingly
- liaise with the clinical colleagues on the outcome and management of the patient.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.