Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Obstetrics and Gynaecology have two distinct components related to the provision of health care to women: obstetrics which involves the provision of reproductive health care consisting of prenatal, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care; gynaecology which involves the provision of health care in relation to women’s reproductive system, pelvic floor, lower urinary tract and sexuality, and includes the care of female neonates, children, adolescents, women of reproductive age, and postmenopausal women. The students are expected to build on their knowledge, skills and attitudes which they have acquired during their pre and para-clinical phases of their training. A wide spectrum of student-centred learning methods, including simulation-based skills training is utilized, with an emphasis on experiential learning.
The importance of individualized management of women’s health problems, considering the principles of evidence-based medical practice, is stressed. The intended outcomes, the structure, the contents, teaching and learning methods, and methods of assessment of the course, as well as the books, recommended to be read and optional supplementary material which could be read, are available in the Students’ Handbook. Further details regarding the credit values for the course, the logbook and portfolio which need to be maintained and the intended learning outcomes of the course are available in the Virtual Learning Environment.