Master in Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies
The Master in Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies is designed to provide the resources and skills to meet the challenges posed by the rapid changes currently occurring in the field of assisted reproduction.
The program is designed to meet the growing need for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) professionals, providing the students with skills as doctors and embryologists, and empowering practitioners to operate highly sophisticated ART programs, offering complex treatment to infertile patients.
This course focuses on the transition from a training philosophy centred on technical execution (good hands) to one focused on critical thinking, evidence-based implementation and innovation adoption (good thinking).
Through the program, students will work on their qualitative and quantitative analytical skills inside the evidence-based medicine (EBM) field as well as improve both the individual and team-based approaches to reproductive research and clinical care.
Thanks to the collaboration with Eugin Group the Master in Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies will give the students the opportunity to gain real international experience. Lessons will be imparted by world-class international practitioners and key opinion leaders in the ART field. Moreover, taking advantage of the highly international structure of the Eugin group, with presence in both Europe and the Americas, practical internships will take place in ART clinics in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Brazil.
Whether you are a recent graduate or already an active professional in the field of assisted reproduction technologies (ART), the program seeks to train you formally as clinician or embryologist to work in ART clinics. You will be able to meet the wave of innovation in the field of ART and become a highly specialized reproductive professional.
You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours. You can also check the special bank loans available to participants in the UPF Barcelona School of Management. Ask your Program Advisor for more information.
Why this program?
- Because you will learn to think critically. In a field rapidly evolving towards automation, miniaturization and information assisted technologies, as an ART professional you will need to rely as much on technical skills as on the development of critical thinking.
- Because the use of an Evidence-Based Medicine will enable you to evaluate and approach new clinical and technological proposals with a critical mindset. The curriculum includes a number of fundamentally important topics that are typically ignored in other programs, such as patient-centred care and attention, psychology and psychopathology of infertility, fertility awareness and knowledge, artificial intelligence in ART, and patient communication through new media.
- Because the program includes a unique laboratory module in which you will acquire hands-on experience in embryology laboratory techniques, covering a range of fundamental procedures regarding sperm, oocytes and embryos; besides, you will be trained in basic clinical procedures such as ovum pickup and embryo transfers using state of the art simulator systems.
- Because the program is truly international. Lessons will be imparted by world-class international practitioners and key opinion leaders in the ART field.
- Because you will benefit from practical internships that will take place in ART clinics in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Brazil.
- To obtain a solid theoretical knowledge of human reproduction, endocrinology and embryology, including a broad grasp of the pathology of reproduction, and the clinical and laboratory interventions currently used to treat infertility.
- To understand the importance of ethics in ART and the ethical challenges posed by novel genetic and medical technologies applied to reproductive medicine.
- To obtain knowledge of the regulatory and legal framework governing ART across different world regions. To appreciate the need for transitioning from a method-centred paradigm to a patient-centred paradigm.
- To understand and apply properly genetic technologies in ART.
- To gain hands-on experience with basic embryology laboratory techniques.
- To acquire proficiency in oocyte pickup and embryo transfer using clinical simulators.
Who is it for?
The Master in Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies is aimed at graduates in medicine, biomedical sciences, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, veterinary, pharmacy and related fields.
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