Introduction to audioconferencing, communication and counselling skills, sexual assault management, preliminary labour ward management, preliminary gynaecology history and examination, introduction to ultrasound.
OBGY 718 is an introductory paper that provides a broad introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology and centres around a three-day residential course in Christchurch. OBGY 718 is designed as an “entry” course and no prior knowledge or postgraduate O&G experience is assumed. OBGY 718 is particularly suited for new House Officers, or practitioners who have had very little O&G clinical experience. It is offered as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology (PGDipOMG) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health (PGCertWHlth) programmes.
|Paper title||Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 1|
|Subject||Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (9 January 2023 - 9 April 2023)
2nd Non standard period (8 May 2023 - 6 August 2023) (Distance learning)
3rd Non standard period (12 June 2023 - 10 September 2023) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,509.38|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- OBGX 718
- Limited to
- PGCertWHlth, PGDipOMG
- (i) OBGY 718 and OBGY 719 involve independent learning and a residential course component of three days each. OBGY 718 and 719 are designed to bookend the OBGY 717 Clinical Training. We strongly recommend that PGDipOMG candidates complete OBGY 718 before their OBGY 717 clinical training and complete OBGY 719 towards the end of, or after, their clinical training. These papers may be taken separately by non-diploma candidates wishing to apply for a Certificate of Proficiency. (ii) For more information: www.otago.ac.nz/womens-health-postg
- Medical doctors, midwives, general practitioners (GPs).
Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Tel: 03 364 4630 (Christchurch Campus)
- More information link
- View more information about OBGY 718
- Teaching staff
Academic Co-ordinators: Dr Karyn Johnson and Dr Coleen Caldwell
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 with a pre-assigned Topic
- pre-course reading
- a three-day
residential course in Christchurch that includes:
- interactive case-based teaching and skills assessment workshops,
- presentation of the Literature search, including answering questions and providing a short two-page summary of the findings and a bibliography,
- an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a short answer (SAQ) written exam
- a reflective review of practice.
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper centres around a three-day residential course held in Christchurch as follows;
N1 - February 21, 22, 23
N2 - June 20, 21, 22 (designed for PGCertWHlth)
N3 - July 25, 26, 27
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,
Cultural understanding, 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 medical management of sexual and reproductive health with low 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 the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine and research in a clinical setting.
- Understand the need to maintain knowledge and practice in order to provide up-to-date evidence-based care.
- Understand and explain the underlying physiology and pathology, and the available assessment and management options in order to provide safe and effective care.
- Solicit and accept constructive feedback
- Exhibit ethical attitudes and conduct
- Demonstrate values of fairness, empathy, acceptance, kindness, respect, and responsibility to and for all people.