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Advanced Fertility Certification

Advanced Fertility Certification

Elevate your professional expertise

Course duration: 5 Months (20 weeks)
Next intake: Monday 1st July 2024

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About this course

Move beyond traditional approaches and dive deeper into the interconnected world of fertility and natural health. With Dr Leah Hechtman (PhD) as your guide, you’ll gain access to insights that go beyond standard literature, offering advanced knowledge poised to elevate your practice.

This certification stands apart from typical overviews. It’s an intensive exploration designed for health professionals and students eager to deepen their expertise. The curriculum focuses intently on the crucial intersection between reproductive science and natural medicine. Anchored in the latest research and integrative medical practices, Leah’s aim is to reshape fertility care, bridging traditional and modern approaches.

In a span of five months, participants will engage part-time, immersing themselves in the latest knowledge, tools and strategies. This certification isn’t just educational—it’s designed to be a pivotal step in enhancing your professional capabilities.

Next intake starts: Monday 1st July 2024

Course Inclusions

  • Video lectures: Weekly video lectures and accompanying slides
  • Clinic room office hours: Engage directly with Dr Leah Hechtman (PhD) with a weekly 60 minute group Q&A session
  • Podcast-style lectures: Learn on-the-go with two podcast-style lectures each month
  • References: Get access to extensive reference lists
  • Handouts: Essential supplementary material
  • Course assessment: Regular assessments to validate your progress
  • Multi-choice questions: Challenge yourself with topic-wise questions to ensure complete retention.

Next intake starts: Monday 1st July 2024

Module One

Female Fertility

This module offers an integrative exploration of female fertility through the macro and micro lens. Spanning topics from endocrinology to oogenesis; DNA to implantation; immunology to advancing age; we’ll delve into the subtleties and intricacies of all variables that enable the wisdom of the female body to create life.

Module one: Six weeks

Module Two

Male Fertility

Beyond the basic semen analysis, we’ll address male fertility challenges, delve into reproductive immunology and endocrinology, explore nutritional biochemistry, and consider health span, lifespan and sperm parameters from an integrative perspective.

Module Two: Four weeks

Next intake starts: Monday 1st July 2024

Module Three

Couple Fertility

This module explores the interplay and communication between gametes. We’ll examine gametogenesis and fertilisation, and delve into the intricacies of genetics and nutrigenomics.

Module Three: Two weeks

Module Four

Fertility Assistance and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

In this module, we’ll explore ways to provide comprehensive support to patients navigating fertility treatments or Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for men, women, donor cycles, or other forms of assistance. We’ll delve into understanding contraindications and limitations, and discuss strategies for seamlessly integrating care within the broader fertility treatment team.

Module Four: Four weeks

Next intake starts: Monday 1st July 2024

Module Five

Pregnancy Loss

This module sequentially examines pregnancy loss across all trimesters and highlights the synergistic advantages of co-managing miscarriage with ART. We’ll explore immunology, microchimerism and the foetal-maternal dyad.

Module Five: Four weeks

Next intake starts: Monday 1st July 2024

A note from Leah

In today’s rapidly evolving medical landscape, the need for specialised knowledge has never been more critical. This isn’t just another generic certification but a curated journey, distinctly different from routine overviews. Designed with utmost precision, this program is tailored for health professionals like you—those who are not just looking to learn but to master the nuances of fertility and reproductive care. As clinicians with a thirst for excellence, you’ll find the depth of the curriculum both challenging and rewarding.

My focus is intentional: I hone in on the pivotal juncture where reproductive science meets the time-honoured wisdom of natural medicine. The curriculum is not just up-to-date but is constantly evolving, rooted firmly in the latest research and cutting-edge integrative medical practices. With this holistic approach, I don’t just want to inform but to revolutionise the way fertility care is perceived and practiced.

This certification is more than just a credential—it’s a testament to your commitment to be at the forefront of fertility care.

Join me, and let’s shape the future together.

Course FAQs

Who is this course for?

This certification is for any health professional, or student, wanting to expand their knowledge of the intersection between reproductive and natural medicine. Whether you are a Gynaecologist, a General Practitioner, a Nurse, a Naturopath, a Nutritionist, an Acupuncturist, a Chiropractor, or any other health professional keen on broadening your expertise in fertility management.

How many hours will I need to invest into learning each week?

The course is structured to be completed with an average weekly commitment of three hours, encompassing video lectures, podcast discussions, clinic room office hours and research-provisions and assessments.

What day and time are the clinic room office hours?

The clinic room office hours with Leah will alternate each fortnight to accommodate different time zones: one fortnight will have Northern Hemisphere-friendly times, and the next will have Southern Hemisphere-friendly times.

How long will I have access to the course content?

You will have access to the course content for 24 months.

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, once you have completed all course modules and the associated assessments you will be issued with a certificate.

How are the assessments undertaken?

The assessments are in the form of a multi-choice questions and a written assignment at the end of each module .

Is this course eligible for CPD points?

Please check with your professional association for their specific CPE/CPD requirements, however, most associations will allow hours to be claimed.

Are there payment plans available?

Yes, when you choose to enrol, you can select either full payment or one of the payment plan options. As the enrolment date approaches, the payment options will be limited to ensure that full payment is received during the course duration. If you have any queries, please email us at [email protected].