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OBGY718 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 1

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
Paper code OBGY718
Subject Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology
EFTS 0.0500
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

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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 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
Eligibility
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.
Contact

libby.friel@otago.ac.nz
Tel: 03 364 4634 (Christchurch Campus)

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 of STIs.

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.

Textbooks
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, Information literacy.
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:

Obstetrics
  1. Counsel a woman regarding antenatal screening tests
  2. Examine an antenatal woman
  3. Describe the process of normal birth
  4. Understand cardiotocography (CTG) interpretation
  5. Recognise and assist in management of obstetric emergencies (e.g. postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), shoulder dystocia)
  6. Give basic advice regarding breastfeeding
Gynaecology
  1. Counsel regarding management options for early pregnancy loss
  2. Counsel regarding contraceptive options
  3. Perform an STI screen and cervical smear
  4. Give advice regarding common STIs
  5. Describe the procedure of TOP referral in NZ
  6. Initiate management/appropriate referral for sexual abuse
  7. Initiate the management of menstrual disorders
Neonatology
  1. Describe the examination of the newborn
  2. Commence resuscitation of a neonate

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (27 April 2020 - 29 May 2020)

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

2nd Non standard period (18 May 2020 - 19 June 2020)

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

3rd Non standard period (2 November 2020 - 4 December 2020)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

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 15 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), 3rd Non standard period (25 October 2021 - 16 January 2022)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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

3rd Non standard period (25 October 2021 - 16 January 2022)

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