Human Reproduction | E-Learning University of Athens

Human Reproduction

Human Reproduction
Human Reproduction

The course “Human Reproduction” provides high level specialized education in Biology, Genetics, Reproductive Endocrinology and applies for specialists (Gynecologists, Endocrinologists, Biologists, Midwives, Researchers, Nurses etc.) providing a premium level training of this scientific field.

This online course combines coursework and practical experience on individual topics as well as clinical research. The Internship, that requires physical presence, takes place in the meeting rooms, surgery rooms, clinical laboratories of the GENESIS ATHENS Clinic (Greece), and in rooms of pure research as well, using live models and simulators with telematics and personal attendance of learners. The course includes 25 weeks of theoretical training and 1 week of practical training.

The present course is included in the health category of our online courses and it runs via a user-friendly educational platform. Once the participant completes all the units successfully, he/she receives a certificate of specialized training.


Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Professor of Experimental Physiology

The programme is addressed to healthcare professionals (doctors, gynecologists, biologists, midwives, graduates of Universities, Technologic Foundations, Colleges) as well as graduates of medical and nursing schools, who wish to learn the principles and methods of investigation and treatment of infertile couples.

The purpose of the programme is to provide learners with all scientific insights into every topic of Human Reproduction. Its utility lies in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and very important practical procedures for the treatment of infertility.

The programme of continuing education and training includes theoretical modules with eight separate sections and 25 training lessons on the male and female infertility, providing a high level of specialized knowledge in biology, genetics and endocrinology of reproduction. In addition, the programme will combine beyond the coursework and the practical experience of the specific scientific topics and the clinical research, as well. It should be particularly emphasized that the practice that was first introduced in the e-learning program for continuing education in health and in particular the "HUMAN REPRODUCTION" will take place in the meeting rooms, surgery rooms and clinical laboratories of GENESIS ATHENS, as place of pure research, using live models and simulators as with telematics and personal attendance of learners.

Specifically, it includes:

1. Reproductive endocrinology.

2. Male infertility.

3. Female infertility.

4. Recurrent miscarriages, causes and treatment of these.

5. Management of the infertile couple with assisted reproductive techniques, counseling and support as the legal framework for assisted reproduction.

6. Assisted reproductive techniques with stimulation protocols, artificial insemination, egg fertilization and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

7. Research in Infertility with genomics and epi-genomics in the stem cells, in the pathophysiology of endometriosis, factors affecting implantation, recent data on IVF, as epigenetic processes and human reproduction.

8. Obstetrical monitoring in high-risk pregnancies, antenatal modern bank hematopoietic and mesenchymal cells, ultrasound monitoring throughout pregnancy and as the mother and child care.

The ultimate goal of the program is aimed at health professionals and the most graduate of medical and nursing schools, as possible, to become partakers of the principles and methods of investigation and treatment of infertile couples.

The management of the infertile couple 
Lesson 1 The Investigation of the Infertile Couple - Human Assisted Reproduction Techniques
Lesson 2  Consultation – Psychological Support

Reproductive Endocrinology
Lesson 3 The Physiology of the Axis “Hypothalamus - Pituitary - Gonads”
Lesson 4 Breast & Reproduction

Male Infertility
Lesson 5 The Causes, the Diagnosis and the Treatment of Male Infertility.
Lesson 6 The Spermatogenesis and the Interactions of the Spermatozoa and the Oocyte

Female Infertility
Lesson 7 Endometriosis and Infertility - Pharmaceutical Treatment
Lesson 8 Surgical Investigation of Infertility
Lesson 9 PCO Syndrome (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Recurrent abortions
Lesson 10 Infections and Thrombophilia
Lesson 11 Immunologic Cause
Lesson 12 Genetic Causes
Lesson 13 Special Pathologic Situations

Human Assisted Reproduction Techniques
Lesson 14 In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Lesson 15 Embryology Laboratory in Human Assisted Reproduction
Lesson 16 Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Test

Research and Clinical Applications in Infertility
Lesson 17 Pathophysiology of Endometriosis
Lesson 18 Maternal & Fetal Factors affecting the Implantation
Lesson 19 New Trends in IVF
Lesson 20 Epigenetic Processes in Human Assisted Reproduction
Lesson 21 Endometrial Receptivity in IVF

Obstetrical Monitoring and Follow-up
Lesson 22 High-Risk Pregnancy
Lesson 23 Ultrasonographic Assessment
Lesson 24 Interventional and Bloodless Prenatal Diagnosis
Lesson 25 Mother and Neonatal Care


Module I Surgical Procedures - Laparoscopy - Hysteroscopy
1. Surgery Theater of GENESIS ATHNS CLINIC
2. Experimental Operational Animal Model Surgery of ELPEN

Module II Imaging Laboratories
1. Ultrasound Diagnosis
2. Colposcopy Test

Module III IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
1. Ovulation Induction
2. Selective Improvement of the Quality of the Spermatozoa and Oocytes
3. Ova Collection and Retrieval
4. Immature Sperm Cells Utilization

After each lesson the trainee will have to pass a written test. If the lesson requires a paper, the grade will come from the evaluations test (60%) and from the final paper (40%). The practice is mandatory, and takes place along with the e-learning theoretical training. The final grade comes from the assessment of both the theoretical part and the practice.

Online and distance learning at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens offers a new way of combining innovative learning and teaching techniques with interaction with your tutor and fellow students from around the world.

The e-learning programme is implemented via a user-friendly educational platform adjusted to the Distance Learning Principles. Courses are structured as weekly online meetings; interaction with the course tutor and other students takes place in a virtual learning environment. The courses are designed to fit around your schedule; you access the course whenever it is convenient for you.

The whole world becomes your classroom as e-learning can be done on laptops, tablets and phones – it is a very mobile method. Learning can be done on the train, on a plane or even during your trip to Greece!

The educational platform  is a portal that offers access to electronic classrooms based on modern distance learning technologies. The computer based nature of training means new technology is being introduced all the time to help students engage and learn in a tailored way that will meet their needs. Each e-classroom is similar to a traditional teaching classroom. Students have access to e-classrooms with their personal code number in order to browse  the teaching material, to being informed about the latest news/updates and interact with their instructors. Moreover, through own personal e-mail account through which they can contact directly their mentors or the administration office of the programme and share any concerns or anxieties related to the programme and make the most form their experience.

In each programme, learners submit the corresponding tests, within the deadline given by their instructors. Final mark fluctuates from 0 to 100%. The overall grade in each course is calculated based on the student's marks on assessment exercises that follow each unit  while their instructor might also assign them with a final assessment at the end of the course. Finally, if the total score on one or more lessons of the programme does not exceed 50%, students can ask for reassessment. For more information visit each programme assessment methods section . 

During the programme students will be attending lectures and group seminars presented by academics and speakers from the National University of Athens as well as from other Universities, Research Institutes and Cultural organizations around Greece. In addition, when you study with us, you have online access to first-class resources relevant to your course – plus you can browse material in other subject areas. 

Every week e-learners are provided with the relevant material , either  video-lectures or  typed notes and relevant resources or a combination of both. Additionally, in order to complete the programme, e-learners have to attend a short-term internship taking place at GENESIS ATHENS Clinic (Greece).

Interactivity, lower costs and our long experience guarantees that studying with us will offer a successful and rewarding experience. Finally, the access to a large variety of material and online resources available in each unit aims to excite your curiosity and guide you in studying further on your favourite topic will the online material which can be downloaded will give you the opportunity to quickly refresh your memory after the completion of the programme.

When will I receive the Certificate?

The Certificate will be sent to you electronically 30 working days upon completion, if you have no remaining academic or financial obligations. The Certificate will be also sent to you through traditional post services. Upon request the Certificate can be sent with the use of courier services. In this case, the relative cost should be covered by your side.