“If there is one thing that sets the Master of Continuing Education in the Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology programme apart from other programmes, it is the level of the faculty. They are always willing to help you and offer you their expertise"
Joseph Akintujoye is a medical specialist in reproductive medicine and is the Medical Director at Lilyfields Medical Center Abuja (Nigeria). After 10 years of working in the technological area of reproductive medicine, he decided to pursue the Master of Continuing Education in the Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology. He wanted to broaden his knowledge and take a further step in his professional career.
"Studying this master's degree has given me the opportunity to improve my clinical practice. I have also enhanced my skills, experience and confidence. But, in my opinion, if there is one thing that sets this programme apart from the rest, it is the level of the faculty. They are always willing to help you and offer you their expertise," says Joseph, a student of the third edition.
Why did you decide to do the Master of Continuing Education in the Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology?
I was working in a Fertility Centre and I wanted to expand my knowledge in this field. The truth is that it was a good choice to choose this programme. The classes, instructors and professors were superb and were always willing to help and point you in the right direction.
What would you highlight from your time at the Master of Biotechnology of IVIRMA Global Education?
The convenience of learning at your own pace week after week. The modular study structure, interactive online sessions and personalised coursework made the entire experience exciting, stimulating and rewarding.
The team approach to the students is magnificent. The teachers are always available and willing to lend you support. In addition, the course content is enriching, concise and informative at the same time.
Which of the following skills that you have acquired do you consider to be essential?
Basically, everything I have learnt in the course has been useful for my practice. But in my case I would like to highlight the PGT module. Nowadays, genetic diagnosis is fundamental. Being well informed in this field is essential, as well as being up to date with the latest techniques and trends.
Furthermore, I would like to emphasise that this master's degree has provided me with a network platform to establish contacts with fellow professionals. I hope that there will soon be a PhD programme.
As a physician who specialises in reproductive medicine in Nigeria, what is your opinion regarding the current situation of Assisted Reproduction?
In comparison to fields such as surgery, reproductive medicine is still a new speciality. We are not yet at the level we should be, but we are on the path of progress. I think the next big step in this field will involve artificial intelligence to improve the success rate. Whatever the case, educational training must always be present in all areas of medicine as it is the indispensable pathway towards research and development.