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Implantation and Early Pregnancy

This module aims to provide a scientific and clinical understanding of the biology of human embryo implantation, establishment of pregnancy, early pregnancy and embryo development. The module will provide insight into common problems with reproduction that manifest clinically. Human reproduction will be studied in light of underlying scientific understanding and clinical evidence at the forefront of research in this area.

Suitable for consultant obsetricians and gynaecologists, specialist nurse practitioners, hospital doctors, clinicians, GPs and related scientist/health professionals. The module is conducted at the Clinical Sciences Research Laboratories (CSRL), University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire, Coventry, CV2 2DX, UK.

Student comments :

I am taking away very helpful content which will help my work with patients.

Made the research understandable within a clinical context.

Topics covered include:
  • Structure and function of the reproductive system
  • Human embryo formation and growth
  • Implantation of the embryo including:
    • Communication between embryo and endometrium
    • Species-specific signalling pathways
  • Diagnosis of embryonic and maternal factors
  • Causes and potential treatments for reproductive failure during implantation and early pregnancy, including:
    • Recurrent implantation failure
    • Endometrial scratch
    • Biochemical pregnancy
    • Clinical miscarriage
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Factors affecting the evidence base for clinical care in reproduction

This module can be attended as an accredited course leading to a University of Warwick Postgraduate Award (PGA) qualification.

Participants wishing to register for the module as a PGA must apply to the University as a part time student with Postgraduate Admissions via the online Postgraduate Admissions registration form.

Entry Requirements: A second class honours degree (2:2) or the international equivalent is required. Applicants with appropriate prior experience and learning will also be considered.

International students are required to show sufficient competence in English (IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing).





Key Facts


Course Type: Postgraduate Award

Module Leaders: Professor Geraldine Hartshorne and Dr Deborah Taylor

Credits: 40

Module Code: MD989

PGA Code: P-B90E


1,000 word case study

4,000 word project or proposal

10 minutes oral presentation

Next Course:

Mon 14 May '18
14/05 - 18/05: Implantation and Early Pregnancy
Mon 21 May '18
21/05 - 25/05: Implantation and Early Pregnancy - Part 2

The deadline for Home/EU and Overseas applications for the Postgraduate Award in Implantation and Early Pregnancy is 8 March 2018.

How to apply

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