Comprehensive Semen Analysis

Course contents

The course includes extensive theory, methods, correct procedures and one-to-one training for the delegate.

  • Collection and delivery of semen sample
  • Macroscopic evaluation
  • Semen analysis
  • Sperm motility
  • Sperm morphology assessment  (WHO and Tygerberg strict criteria)
  • Fructose detection
  • Vitality testing (Eosin-Nigrosin stain)
  • Hypo-osmotic swelling test (HOS)
  • Leuhocyte detection
  • Special sperm stain
  • Antisperm antibodies detection
  • Quality control in andrology laboratory
  • Computer assisted semen analysis
  • Quality control method for semen analysis
  • Sperm Kinematics
  • DNA Fragmentation
  • Preparation of sperm Invitro Fertilisation
  • Chemical enhancement of sperm
  • Surgical sperm retrieval
  • Pathology of Azoospermia
  • Equipment and materials
  • Safety guidelines
Training includes:
  • Discussions
  • Hands-on laboratory training sessions
  • Lectures and multimedia presentations
Additional materials

Each delegate will receive:

  • a LEARNIVF course notebook
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Laboratory manual
  • Complimentary publications
  • Discounts on further courses
  • Free registration to our Jobseekers website
Evaluation of Delegate:

The course concludes with a short exam of multiple choice questions covering laboratory equipment, techniques and protocol.

Course attendance certificates

A certificate will be presented to all delegates who successfully complete the course.

Course duration:
  • The delegates will receive a five day course of 8 hours per day
  • Laboratory and training sessions total 32 hours

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