Title Implications for treatment
Type Stage Two
Code HLS365
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to the implications of cryobiology for treatment 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 implications for treatment including:

  • when cryopreservation is appropriate
  • when cryopreservation can be used to preserve fertility.
  • appropriate cryopreservation methodology
  • the use of embryo cryopreservation programmes to achieve optimum cumulative pregnancy rates
  • the most effective use of the stored material
  • communicating to patients where gamete and / or embryo damage or loss may have taken place following cryopreservation
  • management of a cryostorage system with regard to removal from storage of embryos/gametes where consent is no longer in place.
  • the requirements for patients moving cryopreserved gametes and embryos between centres both in the UK and internationally.

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:

  • providing effective cryobiology for treatment.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of the cryobiology implications for treatment to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to:

  • employ the application of cryopreservation services in the practice of reproductive science.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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