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MS in Clinical Embryology

MS course in Clinical Embryology offered by Andhra University in collaboration with Life Fertility and Research Centre Pvt.Ltd (an Academic initiative promoted by Life Institute of Fertility Sciences) imparts theoretical, practical understanding and knowledge of subjects like reproductive biology and embryology, infertility, and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It is a stream of biology which mainly focuses on the study of fertilization of eggs and the developmental aspects of the embryos.

The Life IVF Training Institute in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh is proud to offer an Embryology Training course for aspiring medical professionals. Our Embryology Training course is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful embryologists. The program covers a wide range of topics, including fertilization, development of the embryo, and assisted reproductive technologies.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

Following successful completion of this course,

  1. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge on the principles and practices of clinical embryology.
  2. Students can understand the cell structure, organization and cell division, Anatomy and physiology of male and female reproductive system with exposure to Bacteria, Fungi, Growth media, culture techniques and methods of sterilization
  3. Students will gain knowledge on clinical and genetic causes and environmental factors involved in the etiology of Male infertility and Female infertility and also get insights into pharmacotherapy for Ovarian Hyperstimulation
  4. Students will be equipped on handling and applications of Bright field and Phase contrast Microscopy techniques, Applications of centrifugation and incubation protocols in Andrology.
  5. Students will acquire knowledge on the guidelines imparted by agencies like WHO, ESHRE, ASRM, and ICMR to process Human semen for diagnostic and clinical applications in the Male Infertility treatment.
  6. Students will also gain knowledge on principles and practice of sperm preparation – for Ejaculated semen and TESE samples with deeper undersatinding on Male fertility preservation using Cryopreservation techniques.
  7. Students will be enabled with the knowledge and approach towards the design and regulatory requirements for the set up of clean room facility in the ART clinics as per the National ART registry guidelines laid for Level 1, Level 2 and Surrogacy clinics.
  8. Students can have a detailed practical exposure to principles, functional and maintenance protocols of advanced incubation systems, clean air filtration units and micromanipulation systems in the ivf laboratories.
  9. Students will gain understanding and Hands on exposure to processing methods for COC complexes, oocyte identification, Morphokinetic analysis for oocyte Grading and Principles of Invitro maturation
  10. Students will have complete understanding of principles of micromanipulation techniques with hands on experience in Intracytoplasmic sperm Injection (ICSI), Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm Injection and PICSI, Methods for Embryo Grading and Blastocyst Grading and selection for Embryo Transfer
  11. Students will gain knowledge on invasive methods for PGT using Trophectoderm Biopsy and Non-Invasive N-PGS techniques with spent culture and also Deeper insights into Principles of cryobiology with its applications in the Vitrification of Oocytes, Embryos, Blastocysts and Ovarian tissue.
  12. Students will have a complete knowledge on QAQC of IVF lab, Statutory forms mandated by ART registry and practical clinical/IVF Laboratory training during the internship program with exposure to research methodology.

Program Specific Outcomes:

The outcome of this program will be able

  1. To educate the students about Semen analysis and sperm processing methods, Female Gamete biology in evaluation and treatment of male and Female infertility.
  2. To understand and Learn the Laboratory protocols for IVF/ICSI
  3. To understand the IVF Laboratory design protocols, QAQC, and regulatory requirements for ART clinics as per ART registry.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able

  1. To understand the concept of Gamete biology and the significance of physiological, Genetic, Environmental and Lifestyle factors affecting the fertility in males and females
  2. To understand the important concepts of introductory microbiology and its significance in ART laboratories with respect to cell culture techniques and methods of sterilization.
  3. To also understand the morphokinetic analysis of human spermatozoa and role of morphokinetic properties of oocytes in Infertility.
  4. To enrich the students with deep and proper understanding on ovarian hyperstimulation by Hormonal treatment with Pharmacological agents (recombinant hormones), gain the knowledge on the most critical stages of early form of life with micromanipulation systems in invtro.
  5. To educate the students about the importance of morphological quality and genetic health of embryos and blastocysts on their Endometrial implantation.
  6. To gain the knowledge on design aspects, IVF Laboratory instrumentation, QAQC and regulatory requirements as per ART registry laid for Level 1, Level2 Fertility establishments.
  7. To work as an Independent Embryologist, A multifaced personality with expertise in the areas of;
    A) As Technical Expert
    B) As Laboratory Manager
    C) As Researcher
    D) As Collobarator
    E) As a Scholar
    F) As Counsellor
    G) and As a Mentor.

1.1. Eligibility: The candidate must have passed: Pharm/PharmD/MBBS/BDS/BVSC/BHMS/BAMS/BSc Nursing/Engineering with Science (Biotechnology and Life Science related) any other Equiavalent BSc in Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology) from a recognised university with 50% of marks in qualifying examination

1.2. The subjects of specializations for Master of Clinical Embryology Course shall be as follows:

1.2.1. Reproductive Biology

1.2.2. Introductory microbiology

1.2.3. Reproductive Genetics

1.2.4. Assisted Reproductive Technologies

1.2.5. Advance IVF Technology

1.2.6. Biostatistics and Research Methodology

1.3. Each academic year is to be divided into two semesters, with a minimum of 90 working days in each (180 days in any given academic year) for instruction and exams.

1.4. Seminars: For the first and second semesters, two days of each week will be devoted to a seminar that will be conducted with the goal of enhancing the necessary explanatory, communication, and presentation abilities.

1.5. Journal club: the students will be engaged for a period of 1 month in the 4th semester of the course, before the students persue their respective internships. Topics that will be included in the discussion of the journal club by each student are as follows: One Case study, One Research article and One Meta Analysis

1.6.. Internship-IVth Semester: A candidate has to undergo Internship at any DMHO registered Fertility clinic having facilities to carryout Invitro fertilization procedures for a period of 02 months. During the Internship, Candidate is required to attend IVF clinical and Laboratory work

1.7. All the students should present a seminar on the objectives of their work, work protocol, study results and conclusion, etc. in the presence of a committee consisting of one external examiner, and research director during the Final Viva.

1st Year

CodeCourseHours/weekInternal Assessment Semester End ExamTotal
Continuous EvaluationSessional ExamTotal
I Semester
MEMB 101TReproductive Biology410203070100
MEMB 102TIntroductory microbiology410203070100
MEMB 103PAndrology Laboratory-11215153070100
MEMB 104PMicrobiology and Analytical Techniques Laboratory1215153070100
MEMB 105SSeminar450---50
Total3610070120280450
IISemester
MEMB 201TReproductive Genetics410203070100
MEMB 202TAssisted Reproductive Technologies410203070100
MEMB 203PAndrology Laboratory-21215153070100
MEMB 204PEmbryology Laboratory-11215153070100
MEMB 205SSeminar450-----------50
Total3610070120280450

2nd Year

CodeCourseHours/weekInternal Assessment Semester End ExamTotal
Continuous EvaluationSessional ExamTotal
IIISemester
MEMB301TAdvance IVF Technology410203070100
MEMB 302TBiostatistics and Research Methodology210203070100
MEMB 303PEmbryology Laboratory- 21215153070100
MEMB 304PCryobiology Laboratory1215153070100
Total:30806090---400
IVSemester
MEMB 401JournalClub1850---------50
MEMB 402Internship----150150
MEMB 403Thesis submission/ evaluation20---150150
MEMB 404Project Viva-5050
Total:400

Course Fee structureCourse DurationNationalityRegistration Fees (EMBCET)Admission feesFees - I - SemesterFees - II - SemesterFees - III - SemesterFees - IV - Semester
MS in Clinical Embryology
02 yrs (04 Semesters)
IndianRs. 1500/-Rs.50,000/-Rs.1,00,000/-Rs.1,50,000/-Rs.1,50,000/-Rs.1,50,000/-
Foreign (Students from other countries)US $ 50US $ 600US $ 3000US $ 3600US $ 3600US $ 3600

Note:

  • Applicable Fees for Semester Examination Fees, Course Materiel if any, Hostel Facilities and Transportation will be paid by candidates separately
  • Fee payment: DD/Online Bank Transfer / NEFT/RTGS
  • Schedule for Fee Payment:
    A) Registration Fee: At the time of Registration for Online Entrance Examination (20-6-24 to 30-6-24)
    B) Admission Fees: 1-7-2024 (at the time of Interview)
    C)I-Semester Fees:10-07-2024
    D) II-Semester Fees: 01-01-2025
    E) III-Semester Fees: 01-07-2025
    F) IV-Semester Fees: 01-01-2026

Important Notes:

– The college strictly adheres to the prescribed course fee communicated by the Office of Admissions at Life Institute of Fertility Science and does not engage in any form of Capitation/Donation

  1. BSc/MSc (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology).
  2. MBBS/B.Pharm/PharmD.
  3. BDS/BVSC/BHMS/BPT/BSc(MLT)/BSc Nursing.
  4. BTech (Biotechnology).
  5. From a recognised university with 50% of marks in qualifying examination.
  6. Provisional application is open to students awaiting final semester/year results, provided they submit previous semester/year marks cards.

Admission Process:

MS In Clinical Embryology & Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Embryology.
– Admission Criteria encompass Marks secured in Qualifying Examinations, Entrance exams, and Personal Interviews.
– Entrance Exam content covers

  1. Basics in microscopy, microbiology, human anatomy, and physiology related to human reproduction, cell division, chromosomes, genes, etc…..
  2. All questions are objective type and multiple choice.
  3. Total marks: 100 (50 questions x 02 marks)
  4. Entrance Exam(EMBCET) Fee will be 1500/-

– Personal Interview evaluates candidates’ Subject Knowledge, Aptitude, Communication Skills, Attitude, and Overall Suitability.

Original Documents to be Submitted for Verification at the time of Admission:

1. 10th Grade Marks Card / SSLC Marks Card
2. 10+2 Marks Card / PUC Marks Card
Marks Cards of all Semesters/Years
3. Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate from the University Conferring the Degree
4. Transfer Certificate (TC)
5. Passport size photographs
6. Migration Certificate
7. Eligibility Certificate from Andhra University (for Foreign Nationals)
8. Copy of Passport and Visa (for Foreign Nationals)
9. Letter from the respective embassy office (for Foreign Nationals)
NOTE: These documents must be submitted without fail to complete the admission process

Cancellation of Admission:

Procedure for Admission Cancellation:

1) Candidates wishing to cancel admission must visit the Office of Admissions and submit a cancellation request letter. Alternatively, they can authorize someone else in writing to carry out the cancellation process by submitting an ‘authorization letter’ in the specified format.

2) Complete the admission cancellation form provided by the office.

3) Submit the original fee receipt, document submission receipt, and any other documents received from the college.

4) Obtain acknowledgment from the office for the cancellation request.

5) The office will communicate the date for collecting original documents and, if applicable, the fee refund.

6) Fee refunds will be made via account payee cheque only, as online transfers are not feasible due to bank processes and specifications.

Admission Cancellation Policies for Life Institute of Fertility Science:

1. If a candidate’s admission is not approved by our affiliated university, Andhra University (AU), their admission will be canceled, and fee reimbursement will be provided after necessary deductions.

2. Admission will be canceled without refund if a student is found to have submitted fake or forged documents during admission or fails to submit the required original documents.

3. Candidates can receive a complete fee refund if they request admission cancellation within 07 days from the date of admission confirmation, after paying the annual course fee in full.

4. If a student violates college rules, disregards regulations, or faces attendance-related issues post-course commencement, their admission may be canceled at the discretion of the Principal, with no fee reimbursement.

NOTE: Please note that we do not accept email, telephonic, or courier/postal communications for the cancellation/refund process.

The Entrance Examination for PG courses will consist of objective-type question papers totaling 100 marks. The examination will be conducted online, utilizing a computer-based format. The exam schedule is as follows:

Examination Schedule: Online
Exam Duration: 01:30 hours
Admission Process: July 1, 2024
Course Start Date: August 1, 2024

Subjects of Examination:

Subjects of ExaminationNumber of QuestionsMax. MarksTime DurationExamination mode
Microscopy5010001:30 hrsOnline
Reproductive Biology
Microbiology
Cell Biology
Research methodology/statistics
  1. Candidates in the final semester/year of their qualifying degree can also apply under the “Result Awaited” category.
  2. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation during the personal interview/admission process.
  3. Life Institute of Fertility Science reserves the right to modify the modalities of the Entrance examination and the number of candidates admitted per academic year due to administrative reasons.
  4. Any changes in the dates for the entrance examination/admission process will be notified on the www.lifeivftraining.com website.
  5. The decision of the Director, Life Institute of Fertility Science, shall be final and binding regarding all matters related to admissions for various courses.
  6. Information will be communicated through registered Email/SMS.

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