"If you are interested in the field assisted fertilisation this is the course for you. Either you are interested in following clinical embryology or research in this field, the course will provide you with all the fundamental knowledge necessary to successfully take the first steps.
I am currently undertaking a PhD at the university of Leeds investigating the role of gametocyte specific factor 1 (GTSF1) in mammalian oocyte development. The project involves micromanipulation techniques at the oocyte level and in vitro maturation as well as single cell molecular techniques.
If you are interested in the field assisted fertilisation this is the course for you. Either you are interested in following clinical embryology or research in this field, the course will provide you with all the fundamental knolewdge necessary to successfully take the first steps. The multidisciplinary aspects of embryology are covered thoroughly by the range of lectures and lecturers, while practical experience will provide 'hands on' the basic techniques applied in the clinical environment.
The ART course provided me with all the basic tools for commencing a career as a clinical embryologist and scientist. Both the lectures and practicals were designed in order to cover all aspects of embryology from history, techniques, laboratory setup, patient perspective, treatments, as well as the basic science behind the cellular and molecular processes. My final project itself involved several techniques employed by ART laboratories like microinjection and embryo cultures.
By undertaking the MMedSci in ART course I was able to secure a PhD position funded by the MRC, while the experience gained has helped me identify all the techniques and processes related in an ART environment, some of which I am currently employing in my research. Furthermore, the experience that I have gained, allows me to combine clinical embryology with research once I have completed my degree."