Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories

The Online Module for the Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (the Module) provides the framework for the governance, performance and supervision of specialised medical laboratories providing testing performed in, and related to, assisted reproduction.  

The Module is in accordance with the revised National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Fifth Edition 2018) under the auspices of the appropriate governing body for assisted reproductive services, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

The module can only be completed by those who meet the following access criteria:

Access criteria
  1. Responsible for day-to-day clinical management within an assisted reproductive services unit and / or support the Medical Director in the training, competency, and supervision of all clinicians involved in the unit.

  2. Specialist of RANZCOG who:
    1. Holds a Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI), or
    2. Can demonstrate substantial similar experience in the clinical management of an assisted reproduction unit and the management of patients with infertility; and,
    3. Has at least two years’ experience in that role; and,
    4. A minimum of 20% of the required continued medical education points in the RANZCOG programmes must be obtained in the area of reproductive medicine and infertility.


How to apply

Apply online now

Please allow at least 7 working days for a response. 


The module is to be delivered through six distinct self-paced electronic learning units through the RANZCOG CLIMATE.  Each unit encompass formative and summative assessment. 

  • Diagnostic Pathology Laboratory Management
  • Endocrine Immunochemistry
  • Infectious Disease Serology
  • Gynaecological Tumour Markers
  • Andrology
  • Clinical indications for Genetic testing in ART


The RANZCOG online eLearning platform, CLIMATE will generate a Certificate of Completion at the satisfactory completion of the module, which may be used for NPAAC.


For RANZCOG Fellows, 3 hours will be automatically uploaded to your CPD Platform under the Educational Activities domain.

You may wish to reflect on the activity using the Reflection template following completion of the module and claim a further 30 mins under the Performance Review Domain:

> Complete the Reflection template



The module was developed by the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) subcommittee of RANZCOG, responsible to RANZCOG. 

Content Specialists
  • A/Prof Mark Bowman, MBBS PhD PGDipMgt(Macq.) FRANZCOG CREI 
  • Dr Keith Harrison, Msc
  • A/Prof Anusch Yazdani, MBBS (HONS) FRANZCOG CREI 
  • Dr Clare Boothroyd, MBBS(Hons)M Med Sci MBA (Exec) FRACP FRANZCOG CREI GAICD
  • Dr Marcin Stankiewicz, LEKARZ FRANZCOG CREI 
  • Dr Phill McChesney, BHB MBChB MRMed FRANZCOG CREI 
  • Dr Shadi Khashaba, MBBch CABOG FRANZCOG
  • Dr Tamara Hunter, MBBch CABOG FRANZCOG CREI
  • Dr Vamsee Thalluri, MBBS FRANZCOG CREI
  • Prof David Coman, MBBS MPhil FRACP 
  • Prof Roger Hart, MD FRANZCOG FRCOG CREI 
  • Erin Anderson, BScHons GradDipEd GradCertRMed GradCertDiagnosticGenomics


More information

For more information relating to the five Subspecialties Training Programs please contact:


Sophie Swanton, CREI Coordinator
Email[email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9114  3926



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