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Body Fluids: Seminal Fluid

 Body Fluids: Seminal Fluid (9847-11) Review the anatomy, physiology and production of seminal fluid and describe the nature of semen in physical and chemical terms. You will learn about the methods used to evaluate sperm motility and viability and consider common abnormalities. Medicolegal situations are addressed as well as the impact of testing on male infertility.

Code 9847-11
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 16
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe in detail the anatomy of semen production
  • Describe in detail the physiology of semen production
  • List the physical properties of semen
  • Describe in detail the method of collection in order to collect the ideal specimen for testing
  • Outline the methods used to evaluate sperm motility and viability
  • Draw a normal and examples of morphologically abnormal forms of spermatozoa
  • List the common abnormalities seen in spermatozoa
  • Describe the normal range and possible interpretation of abnormal results
  • Describe the value of determining the total mobile sperm count
  • Outline the procedures used in medicolegal situations
  • Describe the usefulness of testing for acid phosphatase and other male-specific proteins
  • Outline the nature of sperm antibodies in patients
  • Describe the value of seminal analysis in the investigation of male infertility
  • List the normal ranges for selected chemical constituents of semen
  • List the causes of antisperm autoimmunity in men
  • Tabulate the WHO criteria for Reference Values of Normal semen
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: November 2011