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    Overview

    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Pre and Early Pregnancy Care
    Subject Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology
    EFTS 0.1250
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (31 January 2023 - 18 April 2023) (Distance learning)
    2nd Non standard period (27 June 2023 - 12 September 2023) (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,509.38
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Restriction
    OBGX 712
    Limited to
    PGCertWHlth, PGDipOMG
    Notes
    (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
    Eligibility
    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.
    Contact

    Amanda Phillips: Women's and Children's Health Distance Learning Co-ordinator
    Email: wch.distancelearning@otago.ac.nz
    Tel: Ask Otago: 0800 808 098

    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Helen Paterson, Emma Macfarlane
    Teaching Staff: Emma Macfarlane, Kate Hulme, Victoria Simes, Rebecca Crabbe

    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

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

    Consisting of six 2-hour evening audioconferences on Zoom conducted fortnightly over twelve weeks, mostly on a Tuesday evening.

    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
    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: 

    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 management of early gynaecological cancer diagnosis/screening, early pregnancy complications with appropriate consultation with a specialist. 
    4. Demonstrate self-learning in women’s health and other relevant areas of medical practice, including recognition of limits of their own knowledge and abilities. 
    5. Understand and explain underlying physiology and pathology, and the available assessment and management options in order to provide safe and effective care. 
    6. Solicit and accept constructive feedback.  
    7. Demonstrate values of fairness, empathy, acceptance, kindness, respect, and responsibility to and for all people. 

    Timetable

    1st Non standard period (31 January 2023 - 18 April 2023)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    Moodle

    2nd Non standard period (27 June 2023 - 12 September 2023)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    Moodle

    Overview

    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Pre and Early Pregnancy Care
    Subject Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology
    EFTS 0.1250
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (22 January 2024 - 12 April 2024) (Distance learning)
    2nd Non standard period (1 July 2024 - 16 September 2024) (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,551.63
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Restriction
    OBGX 712
    Limited to
    PGCertPMG, PGDipOMG
    Notes
    (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
    Eligibility

    Recommended for general practitioners (GPs) and GP registrars and sexual health physicians, midwives, practice nurses, family planning and public health nurses and those doctors considering a future in sexual and reproductive health, general practice, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, emergency medicine.

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

    Contact

    Women's and Children's Health Distance Learning Co-ordinator
    Email: wch.distancelearning@otago.ac.nz
    Tel: Ask Otago: 0800 808 098

    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Helen Paterson, Emma Macfarlane
    Teaching Staff: Emma Macfarlane, Kate Hulme, Victoria Simes, Rebecca Crabbe

    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

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely. It consistes of six 2-hour evening audioconferences via Zoom over three months.The teaching platform is hsmoodle.otago.ac.nz which is used for prelearning and preperation activities. There are five assignments. 

    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
    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: 

    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 management of early gynaecological cancer diagnosis/screening, early pregnancy complications with appropriate consultation with a specialist. 
    4. Demonstrate self-learning in women’s health and other relevant areas of medical practice, including recognition of limits of their own knowledge and abilities. 
    5. Understand and explain underlying physiology and pathology, and the available assessment and management options in order to provide safe and effective care. 
    6. Solicit and accept constructive feedback.  
    7. Demonstrate values of fairness, empathy, acceptance, kindness, respect, and responsibility to and for all people. 

    Timetable

    1st Non standard period (22 January 2024 - 12 April 2024)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    Moodle

    2nd Non standard period (1 July 2024 - 16 September 2024)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    Moodle
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