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SEXH5420: Assisted Reproductive Technologies

2024 unit information

This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes, investigation, and management of male and female infertility. Topics covered include: gametogenesis, fertilisation biology, embryo development, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), controlled ovarian stimulation and the processes of embryo culture, cryopreservation, and preimplantation genetic analysis. It also explores the ethical, legal, and regulatory aspects of ART.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sexual Health

Code SEXH5420
Academic unit Sexual Health
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the fundamentals of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • LO2. describe the origin of gametes, oogenesis and spermatogenesis, process of fertilisation and early embryo development
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of female and male infertility and approaches to diagnosis and management
  • LO4. understand the laboratory aspects of assisted reproductive technologies focusing on embryo culture, cryopreservation and genetic analysis

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Block mode Westmead, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Block mode Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Block mode Westmead, Sydney

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