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Training in Semen Analysis

Module: 1A
Course: Routine Semen Analysis

Duration: 8 hour (1 day)
Fees: USD 950.00

Course objectives:

Each participant receives one-on-one training to develop knowledge and skills in: routine semen analysis including proper specimen collection, measurement of volume, pH, manual sperm count, and motility using sperm counting chambers, and preparation of seminal smear for morphology.

  • Collection and delivery of semen sample 
  • Routine semen analysis
  • Computer assisted semen analysis (CASA)
  • Review quality control method for semen analysis
  • Proficiency survey for semen analysis

Module: 1B
Course: Sperm Morphology

Duration: 16 hours (2 days)
Fees: USD 1,395.00

Course objectives:

Each participant receives one-on-one training to develop knowledge and skills in: sperm morphology by both Tygerberg's Strict Criteria and World Health Organization criteria for sperm morphology; preparation of slides and staining techniques.

  • Name and perform sperm morphology assessments by WHO and Kruger’s strict criteria (WHO 4th and 5th edition)
  • Distinguish the differences between the two morphology classification systems
  • Observe semen smear preparation and practice staining techniques
  • Review quality control measures

Training in Semen Analysis


Training in this module accredited by the
American College of Embryology –
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Educational teaching methods:

  • Interactive discussion and teaching sessions
  • Hands-on laboratory training sessions
  • Live lectures and multimedia presentations

Evaluation of trainee:

  • Knowledge: Multiple choice questions on lab techniques linked to each course module
  • Practical skills: Tested on specific lab techniques taught during the training
  • Verbal + communication skills: PPT talk on a topic linked to a course module

Each participant will receive:

  • Course Syllabus with Reading Material and Lab Protocols
  • Free Access to the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library
  • WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination of Human Semen and Sperm-Cervical Mucus Interaction. 5th Edition (CD)
  • Certificate of Training (issued upon successful assessment by the instructor)
  • Daily Meal Tickets

Virtual 360° Tour of the American Center for Reproductive Medicine Research Laboratories and Andrology Center

Course Evaluation by Past Trainees

Testimonials by Past Trainees

Contact the Course Director
Dr. Ashok Agarwal

Professor, Lerner College of Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Andrology Center
Director, American Center for Reproductive Medicine
Staff, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, and
Ob-Gyn and Women's Health Institute,
Anatomic Pathology, and Immunology

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