This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Once the course is completed, the student will be awarded 20 ECMEC´S credits
Graduates in Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Students and Professionals in Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Laboratory Technicians and related areas.
This course establishes the basic knowledge necessary to understand Assisted Human Reproduction, mainly from a medical point of view.
We will review the anatomy of the female and male reproductive systems, as well as reproductive physiology, explaining in detail the functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis that manages the function of the reproductive system.
The aim is for students to understand the dynamics of the female menstrual cycle, which hormones control these changes and the consequences of the adequate functioning of the gonads at the local and systemic level. We will focus on women, but we will also consider the male factor. We will analyze the age factor in both women and men and study some agents that negatively affect fertility such as obesity or pathologies like the polycystic ovary syndrome.
The online course will be carried out through the e-learning platform: IVIRMA Campus. The student will receive a message with the access information and credentials 24/48 hours before the start of the course.
IVIRMA Campus can be accessed from Windows computers (7, 8 or 10) or Mac, using Chrome or Firefox in its last three versions. Access from mobile devices is not supported and does not ensure the correct operation of the course.
To successfully complete the training and obtain the corresponding certificate, the student must obtain a percentage greater than or equal to 70% of correct answers in the final evaluation. To do this, you will have two opportunities to take the exam.
Learning outcomes expected to be acquired by the student at the end of the course:
1. Identify the endocrine and physiological bases of the male and female reproductive systems.
2. Control menstrual cycles in different patients.
3. Relate the anomalies in the endocrine axes with infertility.
4. Recognize the effect of age on the human reproductive system.
1. Anatomy of the female reproductive organs
2. Steroid and peptide hormones of the reproductive axis
3. Ovarian Rejuvenation
4. Uterine Factor and Implantation
5. Neuroendocrinology of the reproductive axis. Folliculogenesis, ovulation and function of the luteal body.
6. Menstrual vs. Estrous cycle
7. Endocrinology of the testis
8. Effect of ageing on the male reproductive system
9. Analysis of biochemical indicators and ultrasound control of the menstrual cycle
10. Obesity and other endocrine axes
11. Effect of ageing on the female reproductive system
12. The polycystic ovary