Taught course

Human Reproduction

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Entry requirements

The programme is addressed to healthcare professionals (doctors, gynecologists, biologists, midwives, graduates of Universities, Technologic Foundations, Colleges) as well as graduates of medical and nursing schools, who wish to learn the principles and methods of investigation and treatment of infertile couples.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The educational programme “Human Reproduction” provides high level specialized education in Biology, Genetics, Reproductive Endocrinology and education of specialists (gynecologists, endocrinology-ists, biology-ists, midwives, Researchers, Nurses etc.) in premium level training in this scientific field.

The programme combines coursework and practical experience on individual topics as well as clinical research. The Internship, that requires physical presence, takes place in the meeting rooms, surgery rooms, clinical laboratories of the GENESIS ATHENS Clinic (Greece), and in rooms for pure research as well, using live models and simulators with telematics and personal attendance of learners.

Programme Description

Module 1
The management of the infertile couple

  • Lesson 1 The Investigation of the Infertile Couple - Human Assisted Reproduction Techniques
  • Lesson 2 Consultation – Psychological Support

Module 2
Reproductive Endocrinology

  • Lesson 3 The Physiology of the Axis “Hypothalamus - Pituitary - Gonads”
  • Lesson 4 Breast & Reproduction

Module 3
Male Infertility

  • Lesson 5 The Causes, the Diagnosis and the Treatment of Male Infertility.
  • Lesson 6 The Spermatogenesis and the Interactions of the Spermatozoa and the Oocyte

Module 4
Female Infertility

  • Lesson 7 Endometriosis and Infertility - Pharmaceutical Treatment
  • Lesson 8 Surgical Investigation of Infertility
  • Lesson 9 PCO Syndrome (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Module 5
Recurrent abortions

  • Lesson 10 Infections and Thrombophilia
  • Lesson 11 Immunologic Cause
  • Lesson 12 Genetic Causes
  • Lesson 13 Special Pathologic Situations

Module 6
Human Assisted Reproduction Techniques

  • Lesson 14 In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Lesson 15 Embryology Laboratory in Human Assisted Reproduction
  • Lesson 16 Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Test

Module 7
Research and Clinical Applications in Infertility

  • Lesson 17 Pathophysiology of Endometriosis
  • Lesson 18 Maternal & Fetal Factors affecting the Implantation
  • Lesson 19 New Trends in IVF
  • Lesson 20 Epigenetic Processes in Human Assisted Reproduction
  • Lesson 21 Endometrial Receptivity in IVF

Module 8
Obstetrical Monitoring and Follow-up

  • Lesson 22 High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Lesson 23 Ultrasonographic Assessment
  • Lesson 24 Interventional and Bloodless Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Lesson 25 Mother and Neonatal Care

Clinical practice and training

Module I Surgical Procedures - Laparoscopy - Hysteroscopy

  1. Surgery Theater of GENESIS ATHNS CLINIC
  2. Experimental Operational Animal Model Surgery of ELPEN

Module II Imaging Laboratories

  1. Ultrasound Diagnosis
  2. Colposcopy Test

Module III IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

  1. Ovulation Induction
  2. Selective Improvement of the Quality of the Spermatozoa and Oocytes
  3. Ova Collection and Retrieval
  4. Immature Sperm Cells Utilization

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
9 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office