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Fundamental knowledge and skills for care of women planning pregnancy or wishing to avoid pregnancy, including contraception, pre-pregnancy counselling, antenatal education, the provision of antenatal care, and early pregnancy complications.
OBGY 712 covers the care of women who are planning for pregnancy or who wish to avoid pregnancy. It deals with the first trimester of pregnancy and common complications.
|Paper title||Pre and Early Pregnancy Care|
|Subject||Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (18 January 2022 - 18 April 2022)
2nd Non standard period (14 June 2022 - 12 September 2022) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,762.80|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- OBGX 712
- Limited to
- PGCertWHlth, PGDipOMG
- (i) This paper is designed for the continuing professional education of health professionals involved in the provision of women's health care, and is also a compulsory paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology. (ii) Limited to 30 students per semester. (iii) For more information: www.otago.ac.nz/womens-health-postg
- Recommended for general practitioners (GPs) and GP registrars and sexual health physicians,
and those doctors considering a future in sexual and reproductive health, general
practice, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics or emergency medicine. Suitable
for midwives, practice nurses, family planning and public health nurses.
Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Amanda Phillips: Women's and Children's Health Distance Learning Co-ordinator
Tel: Ask Otago: 0800 808 098
- More information link
- View more information on the Postgraduate Programmes in Women's Health website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- One of four distance-taught papers that are offered as part of Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health (PGCertWHlth) and Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology (PGDipOMG) programmes
- Teaching Arrangements
Consists of six 2-hour Tuesday evening audioconferences on Zoom conducted fortnightly over twelve weeks
There is no single textbook for this paper. Readings will be provided for students to access via the Library, with additional readings and other multimedia material provided via Moodle.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate clinical expertise in the management of pre-pregnancy, antenatal and postnatal care with low levels of complexity.
- Demonstrate clinical expertise in consultation with a specialist in the management of all levels of intrapartum care and in pre-pregnancy, antenatal, and postnatal care with moderate levels of complexity.
- Demonstrate clinical expertise in the management of early gynaecological cancer diagnosis/screening, early pregnancy complications with appropriate consultation with a specialist.
- Demonstrate self-learning in women’s health and other relevant areas of medical practice, including recognition of limits of their own knowledge and abilities.
- Understand and explain underlying physiology and pathology, and the available assessment and management options in order to provide safe and effective care.
- Solicit and accept constructive feedback.
- Demonstrate values of fairness, empathy, acceptance, kindness, respect, and responsibility to and for all people.