What this course covers

  • The overall process

    The overall fertility treatment journey - starting with your first IVF unit appointment

  • The different treatments

    The different medications and procedures that are typically part of fertility treatment

  • The key terms

    The key terminology - the words, acronyms, and definitions you will encounter

The course curriculum

  • 1
    1. Introduction to infertility (5 minutes)
    • 1.1 What is infertility
    • 1.2 The female reproductive system
    • 1.3 The fertilization process
    • 1.4 Why IVF is needed
    • 1.5 Quiz
  • 2
    2. Preparing for treatment (5 minutes)
    • 2.1 Preparation for IVF treatment
    • 2.2 Recommended pre-IVF screening
    • 2.3 Emotional support
    • 2.4 How IVF Works
    • 2.5 Quiz
  • 3
    3. Genetic consultation (5 minutes)
    • 3.1 Human genetics
    • 3.2 Why have a genetic consultation
    • 3.3 Genetic tests (including a video)
    • 3.4 Test procedure & results
    • 3.5 Quiz
  • 4
    4. Your first appointment (5 minutes)
    • 4.1 What to bring
    • 4.2 Questions to ask
    • 4.3 What to expect (including a video)
    • 4.4 Quiz
  • 5
    5. Hormonal treatment (5 minutes)
    • 5.1 The reason for hormonal treatment
    • 5.2 The drugs given during treatment (I/III)
    • 5.3 The drugs given during treatment (II/III)
    • 5.4 The drugs given during treatment (III/III)
    • 5.5 Quiz
  • 6
    6. Treatment protocol & follow-up (5 minutes)
    • 6.1 IVF treatment protocol options
    • 6.2 Treatment & follow-up stages
    • 6.3 Quiz
  • 7
    7. Egg aspiration procedure (5 minutes)
    • 7.1 Before aspiration
    • 7.2 During aspiration (including a video)
    • 7.3 After aspiration
    • 7.4 Potential side effects
    • 7.5 Quiz
  • 8
    8. Sperm collection (5 minutes)
    • 8.1 From a male partner
    • 8.2 Sperm at the IVF lab
    • 8.3 Cryopreserved or from a sperm bank
    • 8.4 Quiz
  • 9
    9. The IVF lab (5 minutes)
    • 9.1 Immediate procedure after egg collection
    • 9.2 Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection - ICSI (including a video)
    • 9.3 Incubation of fertilized eggs & embryo growth (including a video)
    • 9.4 Quiz
  • 10
    10. Embryo transfer (5 minutes)
    • 10.1 Procedure preparation
    • 10.2 The number of eggs to transfer
    • 10.3 Embryo transfer procedure (including a video)
    • 10.4 After the procedure (including a video)
    • 10.5 Additional considerations
    • 10.6 Quiz
  • 11
    11. Post-embryo transfer (5 minutes)
    • 11.1 Luteal support
    • 11.2 When to check - what next
    • 11.3 Quiz
  • 12
    12. Egg & embryo cryopreservation (5 minutes)
    • 12.1 Reasons for cryopreservation
    • 12.2 The freezing & thawing process (including a video)
    • 12.3 Quiz