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Coleen Caldwell and Karyn Johnson are the Academic Co-ordinators for OBGY 719 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Entry Residential Course 2.

Coleen Caldwell imageColeen is based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Karyn Johnson imageKaryn is based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Topics covered include:

  • Antenatal screening, and diagnosis and management of medical conditions during pregnancy, including obstetric emergencies.
  • Urogynaecology, subfertility, contraception choices, menopause, and office gynaecological procedural skills.

OBGY 719 is a three-day residential paper run at the University of Otago, Christchurch. It is a compulsory paper for the PGDipOMG. The paper runs twice yearly.

All sessions are held in the University of Otago's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Level 3, Christchurch Women's Hospital, 2 Riccarton Ave. Please note that the sessions start at 8:00am on Day 1 and finish at 4:15 pm on Day 3. Morning and afternoon teas are provided and there are cafes on-site and nearby for the purchase of lunch.

Who should take OBGY 719?

OBGY 719 is the exit residential which covers revision of topics selected by candidates and tutors. The aim of the paper is to provide revision on topics which may have been covered in the PGDipOMG programme.

The course includes a variety of topics covering O&G and neonates, and largely uses interactive case-based teaching to cover aspects less easily learned via reading and video-based conferences.

Travel and accommodation

You are responsible for getting to and from Christchurch and arranging your own accommodation. Please contact your hospital RMO directly for financial assistance with flights and accommodation.

Below is a list of accommodation options within walking distance of Christchurch Women's Hospital:

Aalton Motel

19 Riccarton Road
Tel 0800 422 586

Central Park Motor Lodge

15 Riccarton Road
Tel 0800 663 664

Chateau on the Park

189 Deans Avenue
Tel 0800 808 999

Thomas' Hotel on Hereford

36 Hereford Street
City Centre
Tel +64 3 379 9536 or 0800 886 061

Towers on the Park

Corner of Deans Avenue and Kilmarnock Street
Tel +64 3 348 0613 or 0800 455 456


12 Hereford Street
City Centre
Tel +64 3 365 0502

Further information

For further information, please contact Libby Friel:

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Otago, Christchurch
Level 3
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Private Bag 4711
Christchurch 8140

Tel +64 3 378 6244

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