School of Women's and Infants' Health

Fifth year students

Fifth year medical students may undertake a ten week unit in obstetrics and gynaeoclogy.

  1. Core curriculum
  2. Clinical experience
  3. Clinical options

Core curriculum

The core curriculum is centred on obstetric and gynaecological problem based learning and case based learning. Newborn care is incorporated into the obstetric problems.These problems build in complexity as the term progresses.

The problems are supported each week by an interactive seminar / fixed resource session and a clinical skill workshop.

Topics covered in these workshops include:

  • breastfeeding
  • pelvic examination
  • neonatal resuscitation
  • reflection in practice 
  • social issues in women’s health.

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Clinical experience

Students will obtain extensive clinical experience through their involvement in the:

  • antenatal and gynaecology clinics
  • delivery ward
  • Family Birth Centre
  • operating theatres
  • emergency centre
  • inpatient ward areas
  • working in a clinical team.

Clinical experience is completed at:

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Clinical options

Two-week clinical options topics are available for students seeking additional experience, interested in pursuing a future career or research interest:

  • Assisted reproduction
  • Infertility
  • Gynaecology oncology / radiation oncology
  • Lactation
  • Medical disorders of pregnancy
  • Neonatal medicine
  • Womens and newborn drug and alcohol service
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Menopause
  • Family planning

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Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 4:29 PM