Introduction to audioconferencing, communication and counselling skills, sexual assault management, preliminary labour ward management, preliminary gynaecology history and examination, introduction to ultrasound.
This is an introductory paper held for candidates undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health or the Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology. It includes a three-day residential component held in Christchurch.
|Paper title||Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 1|
|Subject||Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology|
|Points||6 points 6 points 6 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (27 April 2020 - 29 May 2020), 2nd Non standard period (18 May 2020 - 19 June 2020), 3rd Non standard period (2 November 2020 - 4 December 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$571.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,072.60|
- OBGX 718
- Limited to
- PGCertWHlth, PGDipOMG
- (i) This is a three-day residential course held at the University of Otago, Christchurch. The advertised teaching period allows for the literature search assignment, details of which you will receive three weeks prior to attending, and culminates with the final three days being the hands-on course days in Christchurch. It is a compulsory paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology. It may also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health. (ii) For more information: www.otago.ac.nz/womens-health-postg
- Doctors, midwives, family planning trainees, general practitioners (GPs).
Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Tel: 03 364 4634 (Christchurch Campus)
- More information link
- View more information about OBGY 718
- Teaching staff
Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Mary Hunter
Invited lecturers will take some of the sessions.
- Paper Structure
- If the candidate is a new house officer or has had very little obstetrics and gynaecology
clinical experience, they are advised to undertake this paper at the start of their
programme as it provides a foundation knowledge of women's health. The three-day introductory
course includes practical assessments, practicalities of contraception and management
Assessment includes a short literature search assignment that you will present at the course, details of which you will receive three weeks prior to attending. Practical skills are assessed during the workshops. There is a short written paper and one objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) station.
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper centres around a three-day on-campus course in Christchurch.
- The textbook "Introduction to Obstetrics and Gynaecology", by Professor Cindy Farquhar and Associate Professor Helen Roberts, is the recommended textbook for the Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology and the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health at the University of Otago.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to undertake the following
tasks in each area:
- Counsel a woman regarding antenatal screening tests
- Examine an antenatal woman
- Describe the process of normal birth
- Understand cardiotocography (CTG) interpretation
- Recognise and assist in management of obstetric emergencies (e.g. postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), shoulder dystocia)
- Give basic advice regarding breastfeeding
- Counsel regarding management options for early pregnancy loss
- Counsel regarding contraceptive options
- Perform an STI screen and cervical smear
- Give advice regarding common STIs
- Describe the procedure of TOP referral in NZ
- Initiate management/appropriate referral for sexual abuse
- Initiate the management of menstrual disorders
- Describe the examination of the newborn
- Commence resuscitation of a neonate