Skip to main content

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology- Teaching / Learning Activities

  • Interactive and flipped lecture discussions and audio- visual presentations, face to face and online
  • Task based learning and student presentations, face to face and online 
  • Clinical training and experiential learning in hospitals, and shadowing house officers 
  • Case presentations and Case- based Discussions ( CbD)
  • Bedside teaching and learning (BSTL) 
  • Simulation-based training 
  • Multidisciplinary CbD and Student Seminars
  • Critical appraisal of different management options in women’s care and reflective writing   
  • Maintaining a log book and portfolio
  • Independent (self- directed) learning


  1. General Topics 
  2. Pre pregnancy care
  3. Antenatal care for low- risk pregnancies
  4. Antenatal care for high- risk pregnancies  
  5. Management of Labour and delivery
  6. Obstetric Emergencies 
  7. Postnatal Care
  8. Common Gynaecological Problems
  9. Subfertility
  10. Sexual and Reproductive Health
  11. Early pregnancy problems  
  12. Gynaecological oncology
  13. Urogynecology and pelvic floor problems

View Students’ Handbook 


  • Year 1 Semester 2 to Year 2 Semester 3
    • Interactive and Flipped Lecture Discussions and Audio Visual Presentations  –08 hours
    • Visits to a hospital         – 20 Hours (4 hours X 5 visits)  
  • Year 2 Semester 4 
    • Introductory Clinical Appointment       – 01 week (24 hours)
    • Year 2 Semester 4 to Year 5 Semester 9
    • Interactive and Flipped Lecture Discussions, Audio Visual Presentations and Simulation Based training            – 122 hours
  • Year 3 Semester 5 to Year 4 Semester 8
    • 1st Clinical Appointment        – 04 weeks (160 hours)
    • 2nd Clinical Appointment       – 04 weeks (160 hours)
  • Year 5 Semester 9 to Year 5 Semester 10
    • Professorial Appointment       –08 weeks (356 hours)




Formative Assessments

  • Case presentations and CbD during the 1st and 2nd Clinical Appointments 
  • Assessments during ward rounds, BSTL and supervised clinical training,  during Professorial Appointment 
  • Assessment of individual tasks and group tasks assigned to students, online and face to face                                                                                                                                                     
  • Log book and portfolio assessments , during the 3rd week of the 2nd clinical appointment, during the 5th week of the Professorial Appointment   and within three days before  the end of the Professorial Appointment  
  • Case Presentations, CbD, mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise and Direct Observation of Procedural Skills during Professorial Appointment                                                                                     


Continuous (In Course)  Assessments

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) within three days of commencement of the Professorial Appointment:  06 stations of 06 minutes duration each, on basic clinical skills and attitudes - 05 marks 
  • OSCE within three days before the end of the Professorial Appointment: 10 stations of 08 minutes duration each on core knowledge, skills and attitudes  - 15 marks


Eligibility to appear for the End of Course Assessments (Final  MBBS Examination)

  • Satisfactory completion of 17 weeks of clinical appointments 
  • Satisfactory completion of logbook and portfolio


End of Course Assessments (Final  MBBS Examination)

Method of Assessment Number of Questions Time Allocated Marks Allocated
Written Paper I 5 SEQ 2 hours 20
Written Paper II 20 MTF type MCQ + 30 SBA 2 hours 20
Obstetric Case   20 mins. with a patient, 20 mins. with examiners 20
Gynaecological Case   20 mins. with a patient, 20 mins. with examiners 20
Contribution from Continuous (In Course) Assessments     20
Total Marks 100

(* SEQ= Structured Essay Question, MTF = Multiple True False, MCQ= Multiple Choice Questions, SBA = Single Best Answer )

The Continuous Assessment marks out of 20, will be considered only for the first attempt at the end of course assessment (Final MBBS Examination). For subsequent attempts the marks out of 80 will be converted to a mark out of 100