Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Clinical Reproductive Medicine

This degree has been designed to assist qualified doctors, working in obstetrics or gynaecology and seeking a career in fertility medicine, to enhance their knowledge and skills in relation to general subfertility problems. The programme provides a strong link between theory and practice and is delivered in partnership with the Hewitt Fertility Centre at Liverpool Women's Hospital. A key aim is to enhance your ability to provide interventions suitable to individual patient's needs. You will develop expertise in synthesising findings from an individual's history, combined with the results of any patient examinations and investigations undertaken, to autonomously devise an appropriate, tailored and justified treatment plan. The programme will guide you in how to select and order clinical investigations, how to interpret their results, and how to evaluate the local, national and international drivers that impact upon the development of advanced reproductive medicine. Consideration will also be given to the systems and approaches required to manage risk as well as the professional, legal and ethical demands of working within reproductive medicine. You will develop expertise in clinical reflection and be able to recognise potential professional limitations and challenges in practice, gain a systematic and critical understanding of research governance within reproductive medicine and demonstrate a critical understanding of pharmo-therapeutics related to fertility management.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is an undergraduate medical degree. You should be a doctor practising at grade ST3 or higher (or equivalent), or have spent an equivalent number of years training, and have some experience working in obstetrics or gynaecology. You should also be registered as a professional with the General Medical Council. All applications will be screened by the clinical leader from the Hewitt Fertility Centre at Liverpool Women's Hospital and the programme leader at Edge Hill University. An interview will form part of the selection process.

Course modules

Modules: (20 credits): research: the development of a research proposal; ultrasound scanning for reproductive medicine; oocyte retrieval; clinical andrology; clinical reproductive medicine (40 credits); dissertation for health and social care professionals.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool Womens Hospital Liverpool L8 7SS North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 575171