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OBGY718 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 1

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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 course held in Christchurch.

Paper title Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 1
Paper code OBGY718
Subject Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology
EFTS 0.05
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (26 April 2021 - 18 July 2021), 2nd Non standard period (17 May 2021 - 8 August 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $577.80
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,134.80

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Restriction
OBGX 718
Limited to
PGCertWHlth, PGDipOMG
Notes
(i) This is a three-day residential course held at the University of Otago, Christchurch.. The advertised teaching period allows for course work and assessment, see the Teaching Arrangements section for the residential dates. 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
Eligibility
Medical doctors, midwives, general practitioners (GPs).

Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact

libby.friel@otago.ac.nz
Tel: 03 364 0469 (Christchurch Campus)

Teaching staff

Academic Co-ordinators: Dr Mary Hunter and Dr Karyn Johnson
Invited lecturers will take some of the sessions.

Paper Structure

OBGY 718 addresses current issues and basic skills in Women's Health with a focus on obstetrics, gynaecology, and neonatology. This paper is taught with a patient-centred focus. The paper consists of independent learning through:

  • conducting a Literature Search
  • pre-course reading
  • a three-day residential course in Christchurch that includes:
    • interactive case-based teaching and skills assessment workshops,
    • a presentation of the Literature search, including answering questions and providing a short one-page summary of the findings and a bibliography,
    • an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a short answer written exam
  • a reflective review of practice.
Teaching Arrangements

This paper centres around a three-day residential course held in Christchurch as follows;

N1 - June 2, 3, 4

N2 - June 23, 24, 25

N3 - Dec 1, 2, 3 (for those enrolling in 2022)

Textbooks

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
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate clinical expertise in the management of pre-pregnancy, antenatal and postnatal care with low levels of complexity
  2. 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
  3. Demonstrate clinical expertise in the medical management of sexual and reproductive health with low levels of complexity
  4. Demonstrate clinical expertise in the management of early gynaecological cancer diagnosis/screening, early pregnancy complications with appropriate consultation with a specialist
  5. Demonstrate self-learning in women’s health and other relevant areas of medical practice, including recognition of limits of their own knowledge and abilities.
  6. Understand the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine and research in a clinical setting.
  7. Understand the need to maintain knowledge and practice in order to provide up-to-date evidence-based care.
  8. Understand and explain the underlying physiology and pathology, and the available assessment and management options in order to provide safe and effective care.
  9. Solicit and accept constructive feedback
  10. Exhibit ethical attitudes and conduct
  11. Demonstrate values of fairness, empathy, acceptance, kindness, respect, and responsibility to and for all people.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (26 April 2021 - 18 July 2021)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Other

2nd Non standard period (17 May 2021 - 8 August 2021)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Other