Certificate course in Laboratory Andrology
Certificate course in Laboratory Andrology

Semen analysis is the one of the first steps to detect male fertility issues. New technologies with implications for the treatment of male infertility are being developed and advancing rapidly. It is important, therefore, that clinicians, laboratory scientists and allied health professionals are aware of the basic evaluation and treatment, as well as progress in technology that may have an impact on treatments for male infertility.

Gaining the relevant knowledge and hands on training in andrology is essential to run the andrology laboratory successfully. Qualified, and skilled personnel are the one of the important assets to a laboratory and plays a major role in disease diagnosis.

This 08 module three months part time course targets to equip medical and science graduates with relevant professional knowledge, skills and hands on experience in andrology and enable them to apply their acquired expertise at infertility clinics.

Deadline Closed for Certificate course in Laboratory Andrology

Students will grain following programme outcomes on completion

  • Review the physiology and pathophysiology of male reproductive function.
  • Describe the key elements of the male factor evaluation.
  • Understand WHO criteria for semen analysis and its role in clinical diagnosis and decision making.
  • Restate the limitations of the primary semen analysis and importance of advanced semen analysis.
  • Learn advanced sperm preparation methods used in assisted reproduction such as: IUI, IVF and ICSI
  • Understand advanced sperm function tests.
  • Learn methods for male fertility preservation for use in ART.


At the end of the course students will be able to acquire following learning outcomes:

  • Describe the anatomy of male genital system
  • Identify the basic scientific knowledge related to human reproduction including male fertility
  • Explain the basic of subfertility management
  • Identify concepts of andrological laboratory procedures related to assisted conception, male infertility and STIs
  • Develop skills to perform seminal fluid analysis and semen processing techniques
  • Write the seminal fluid analysis report according to WHO 6th edition and will be able interpret the report
  • Plan and implement the andrology laboratory in low resource setting
  • Understand the concept of sperm preservation techniques
  • Check quality of laboratory equipment and consumables
  • Execute ethics in laboratory and clinical practice

Course duration will be 03 months which consists;

Lectures                                     20 hours

Practical demonstration            20 hours

Hands on practical                     32 hours

Total                                          72 hours

Target group

This course is designed with an intention of catering medical officers, medical laboratory technologist (MLT), nursing officers and Allied Health Professionals with an interest in andrology



  • The applicant should possess at least one year experience in the medical / research laboratory with a recognized qualification (degree/ diploma, etc.).
  • The course committee will review the application forms and selections would be carried out by the committee
  • Lectures (on-site)
  • Practical (Hands on training).
  • Log book assessment.

Formative assessment

Practical assessment of seminal fluid analysis and sperm processing methods

  • Receiving samples and checking the patient identity
  • Sample handling
  • Perform SFA and sperm processing
  • Waste disposal according to standard method
  • Documentation and reporting

Summative assessment

At the end of the course

  • Single best answer questions in andrology
  • Short essay questions

Need to obtain more than 50 marks out of 100 to award the certificate

Professor Athula Kaluarachchi


Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Professor Sumedha Wijeratne

BSc., Mphil, PhD

Retired Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. DMCS Jayasundara


Senior Lecturer & Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. A.K. Prabhodana Ranaweera


Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. M.R.M. Rishard

MBBS, MD(Obs & Gynae), MRCOG(UK), PG Cert MEd(Dundee) , Dip. in Laparoscopy(ESGE)

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. Umayal Branavan

BSc., MSc, PhD


Course coordinator & Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Ms. AM Warnakulasuriya

DLT, Registered MLT, Registered Pharmacist, BMLS

Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Fee structure

Course fees:              Rs. 35,000.00

Exam fees:                Rs.    5000.00

Registration fees:    Rs.    1000.00

Dr. (Mrs.) Umayal Branavan

Course coordinator

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

077 658 8430