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These links between IVFCPD courses and ESHRE Curriculum for the Certification for clinical embryologists is intended only as an aid to IVFCPD subscribers. ESHRE has not endosed these links nor are they intended to represent in any way to be part of their certification process. They are only publications links IVFCPD has made in relation to its own activities and considered there is some similarities to the ESHRE curriculum. IVFCPD accepts no responsibility for how these links are used. Good luck.
A link to the ESHRE curriculum can be found at Certification for clinical embryologists
Major Groups
Basic Concepts: cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Developmental Biology
Female Reproduction
Male Reproduction
ART Laboratory Procedures
Laboratory and Quality Management
The Cell
Cell-Cell Interaction
Basic genetics of the cell.
Basic gene regulation
Basic Genetics
Genetic Analysis
Embryonic stem cells
The fetal ovary
Anatomy and function of the female reproductive system.
The Foetal testis
The oocyte - markers of competence
Gamete interaction – until 1st cleavage
Embryo development - from first cleavage to implantation
Post-implantation embryology
Early pregnancy
Clinical workout
Ovarian hyperstimulation
Anatomy and Function of the male Reproductive System
Diagnosis of male infertility
Male Clinical workout
Strategies for choosing fertilisation procedures
The sperm sample – preparation methods
ART techniques
Embryo scoring, Day 1 - 6
Embryo transfer
Culture conditions
Non-routine methods:
Principles for freezing and thawing of cells
Cryopreservation of sperm
Cryopreservation of oocytes
Cryopreservation of embryos
Cryopreservation of ovarian tissue
Cryopreservation of testicular tissue
The frozen-thawed embryo treatment cycl
Patient data
Type and treatment choices
Treatment outcome
Quality assurance
Equipment and facilities
Statistical analysis
Reducing risks/ dealing adverse events/ troubleshooting
Internal Organisation [1]
Cell cycle control, checkpoints [0]
Mitosis [0]
The reproductive cells, spermatozoa and oocytes [0]
Membrane receptors: function, type and regulation. [0]
Signalling [0]
Junctions [0]
DNA chromatin and chromosomes [0]
Concept of a gene [0]
Mutations [0]
Epigenetics [0]
Translation [0]
Transcription [0]
Expression [0]
Imprinting [0]
Genotype and phenotype [0]
Basic Mendelian inheritance patterns [0]
Monogenic Diseases [0]
Chromosomal abnormalities: numerical structural [0]
Interpretation of an inheritance / family tree/ pedigree [0]
How and why it is performed [0]
Basic methods: cytogenetics (karyotyping, FISH), molecular genetics (eg PCR) [0]
Origins, definitions characteristics. [1]
Factors regulating development [0]
Primordial cells [0]
Cell Migration [0]
Time Scale (days/weeks) [0]
Accessory systems [0]
function of the organs [1]
Regulating factors [3]
Factors regulating development [0]
Primordial Cells [0]
CNS,pituitary [0]
FSH, LH, Estrogen, feedback [0]
Cell Migration [0]
Time scale (days/weeks) [0]
Theca and granulosa cells [2]
Maturation biochemistry and metabolism of the ovary [2]
Oocyte morphology and structure. [4]
Function of each structure [0]
Nuclear maturity [2]
Cytoplasm [3]
Polar bodies [0]
Zona Pellucida [0]
Cumulus cells [0]
Fertilization [4]
Acrosome reaction [0]
Sperm- oocyte signalling [0]
Sperm decondensation [0]
Oocyte activation [0]
Meiosis II, pronuclei and spindle formation [0]
Metabolism, cell positions, embryonic axis [4]
Kinetics, timing, regulation [5]
Apoptosis [0]
Hatching, adhesion, invasion, endometrium [0]
Gastrulation [0]
Organogenesis [0]
Sex differentiation [0]
hCG production, pregnancy test [0]
Implantation rate, ultrasound (sacs, heartbeat) [0]
Extra uterine pregnancies [0]
Spontaneous abortions [0]
Embryo factors vs. uterine factors [0]
Evaluation of (in)fertility: aetiology, medical/physical aspects, genetic diagnosis, hormonal evalu [4]
Definitions, primary infertility, secondary infertility, female vs. male [0]
Serological screening for patients and/or donors [0]
Effects of treatment [2]
Oocyte donation [0]
Basic principles [0]
Types of medication [0]
Stimulation regimes (types, rationales) [0]
Complications of treatment [1]
Accessory glands [0]
Testicular function [0]
Function of each sperm structure [0]
Maturation [0]
Regulating Factors [0]
Hypothalamus, pituitary, gonad axis [0]
Endocrine regulation-FSH, LH, testosterone, endocrine feedback [0]
Leydig and Sertoli cells [0]
Differentiation and maturation [0]
Biochemistry and metabolism of the sperm cell [0]
Sperm morphology/structure [1]
Semen analysis (functional analysis, microscopic analysis) [8]
WHO and ESHRE guidelines [2]
CASA systems [0]
Evaluation of (in)fertility: aetiology, medical aspects, genetic diagnosis, hormonal evaluation,++) [2]
Definitions, primary/secondary infertility [0]
Serological screening for patients and/or donors [0]
Sperm donation [0]
IVF or ICSI, criteria [6]
IVM [0]
Donor sperm in relation to serological tests (different handling and storage) [0]
Centrifugation, swim-up, ”swim-out”, etc [3]
Advanced diagnostic tests (evaluation of DNA damage, chromatin condensation, etc) [5]
When to use what, why, differences [2]
Practicalities for IVF and ICSI [0]
Pick-up, oocyte handling, insemination [3]
IVF insemination [0]
Denudation prior to ICSI [0]
Injection procedure [0]
PN scoring [0]
Morphology criteria [0]
Kinetics, genetics, physiology (e.g. amino acids, oxygen metabolism) [0]
Time-lapse [1]
Destination of embryos: selection criteria for transfer, cryopreservation, biopsy, etc [3]
Identity check [0]
Selection and criteria for number of embryos to be transferred [1]
Catheter loading and transfer procedure [5]
Assisted hatching: pros-cons, evidence [1]
Timing of biopsy [0]
Tubing techniques [0]
Zona opening (pros and cons) [0]
Different biopsy types, number of cells [0]
Techniques used for evaluation of the cells biopsied [0]
Results and recommendations upon transferring embryos after PGT [2]
Media [3]
Requirements for consumables [0]
Physiochemical parameters (temperature, pH, osmolality) [1]
Stage specific requirements [0]
Culture systems [old section] [8]
Examples of non-routine methods, e.g. in vitro maturation, polar body evaluation, assisted hatching, [4]
Advantages/disadvantages with different methods [2]
Basic cryobiology [0]
Cryoprotectants, additives [0]
Slow freezing, timing [0]
Vitrification, timing [0]
Theory and practice of Sperm freezing /thawing [0]
Theory and practice of Oocyte freezing/thawing [0]
Theory and practice of Embryo freezing/thawing [2]
Theory and practice of Ovarian freezing/thawing [0]
Theory and practice of Testicular freezing/thawing [0]
Machines [0]
Security [0]
Straws/ampoules [0]
Media, contamination from storage medium (what and why) [0]
Minimal safety requirements [0]
Monitoring and timing of the thawing cycle [0]
Controlled and natural cycles [0]
Identity check [0]
Confidentiality [0]
Keeping records [1]
Safety, storage of data [0]
Single European Code [0]
Surgical [0]
Hormone stimulation [6]
Insemination IVF / ICSI [2]
Use of fresh or frozen gametes [1]
Gamete and embryo donation [2]
The health of the children [4]
Risk factors [3]
Maternal factors [1]
Paternal factors [0]
Multiple pregnancies [0]
Chromosomal factors [0]
Malformations [0]
Imprinting [0]
Identification procedures [2]
Laboratory and clinical KPIs [2]
Standard operating procedures [2]
Traceability of samples/material [2]
Validation procedures [2]
Risk analysis [1]
Logbooks [0]
Introducing new methods [0]
Monitoring and use of key performance indicators [old section] [5]
Calibrations [0]
Validation, monitoring, logbooks, maintenance and control [0]
Microscopes [0]
Technical requirements in a ART lab facility [1]
Principals of optical system, calibrations, maintenance and control [0]
Sample size evaluation [0]
Study design [0]
Statistical variance [0]
Interpretation of results [0]
ESHRE guidelines [3]
Ethical consideration [0]
Code of practice [0]
European rules and regulations related to ART practice [0]
EU Tissue and Cells Directives (EUTCDs) [2]
Contaminated samples [0]
Processing and storage of sample known/suspected to be contaminated with contagious agents [1]
Protective measures (gloves, masks, etc) [0]
Hygiene and disinfectants used at ART lab [0]
Protective measures (alarm, sensors, etc) [0]
Actions upon injury [0]
Risk of mix-up of gametes, loss or damage during handling [0]
Transfer of wrong embryos [0]
Breakdown of equipment, back-up strategies [0]
Trouble Shooting [1]
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