Clinical Andrology Programs 2023

Clinical Andrology Program

Andrology is a test conducted in laboratories, and this medical department mainly focuses on a male’s fertility potential for producing healthy sperm. It studies the multiple parameters explicitly under the microscope, including sperm concentration, mobility, and shape. The specialists are called Andrologists and deal with lab procedures such as vasectomy, prostatectomy, and circumcision.

ZIVA Clinical Andrology Program is a three-week intensive assisted reproduction training program for clinicians and prospective andrology technicians. A unique course is devoted to presenting comprehensive practical capabilities in andrology laboratories. Along with the course content, theoretical classes and intensive hands-on practical training are conducted.

The main objectives of this module are to get trained in the following:

    • Semen sample collection and delivery
    • Patient Instructions and consent taking and handling the sample container
    • Studying Semen volume
    • Studying Semen liquefaction
    • Studying Visual Appearance
    • Semen odour
    • Semen viscosity
    • Semen pH
    • Making a wet preparation
    • Initial Investigation of a wet preparation
    • Sperm motility assessment-motility categories
    • Sperm morphology-preparation, fixation, staining, mounting, and evaluation of smear
  • Extended Semen Analysis/ Sperm function tests: In this, the following procedures are covered:
      • Physical membrane integrity(Vaility test)
      • Functional Integrity(HOS test)
      • Sperm DNA Fragmentation
      • Magnetic Sperm cell sorting
  • Sperm Separation:
      • Selecting a sperm preparation method
      • Processing multiple samples
      • Sperm preparation using direct swim-up from semen
      • Sperm preparation using density gradient
      • Dealing with atypical semen samples
      • Sperm cryobanking-fundamentals of cryobiology, cryopreservation method, identification methods
  • Setup of an IUI laboratory:
    • Types of equipment and instruments required
    • Consumables and disposables required
    • Which media to select
    • Quality control of the laboratory

All courses are full-time and are conducted on-site. We connect the students to Ziva laboratories for in-depth, hands-on experience. Textbooks written by renowned master authors will be available, as also ZIVA-specific course books.

Only Indian citizens are eligible to join the Ziva institute for the Vitrification training program.

 The required qualifications are:

  • MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, BDS, BSc, MSc, or equivalent life science qualifications.
  • Healthcare professionals such as., a nurse, scientists, or clinical embryologists. MBBS pass-outs from medical universities from Ukraine, Kazakhistan, Russia, China, Belarus, Georgia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are also eligible for admission at Ziva training institute.

For more information, please contact Anuradha

course correspondent: Anuradha

Ph:+91 98497286464