Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Advanced Fertility Practice

This course bridges the theory of fertility and assisted conception with the practice related to assessment, investigation and treatment of the infertile/subfertile couple;it is designed to ensure students are able to plan and implement a treatment pathway for infertile couples, with 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 allow students to develop and enhance their 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 students meet and exceed the standards of an advance practitioner in fertility and assisted conception.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a health or social care related subject. Applicants must be employed within a clinical environment that delivers reproductive medicine. Applicants 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. Applicants are also invited for interview to help determine their suitability for the programme. Proof of work environment and clinical mentor access need to be provided. The applicant's clinical mentor also needs to be named and contacted prior to admission to the programme to ensure the University can provide support in undertaking the role mentor and assessor.

Course modules

Core modules: Clinical reproductive practice; ultrasound scanning for reproductive medicine; development of a research proposal; advanced practice project. Optional modules: embryo transfer; oocyte retrieval; clinical andrology; non-medical prescribing; negotiated learning; sexual health.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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