OBGY40110 Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Academic Year 2023/2024

This six-week module is designed to build on earlier exposure to reproductive physiology and obstetric gynaecological and neonatal history-taking and examination and to introduce students to pathological aspects of reproduction and their management. The module will be clinically based and will incorporate rotations through the affiliated women's teaching hospitals, linked by daily video conferenced teaching contacts, interspersed with inpatient ward, operating theatre, neonatal units and outpatient clinics. Emphasis will be placed on student-delivered tutorial formats, performance of practical clinical procedures (including normal vaginal delivery) and clinical demonstrations, as well as theoretical lectures.

Professionalism - 'must pass' Component:
Professionalism is integral to and will be assessed throughout the module. Any behaviour which is considered to be in breach of professional behaviour, which includes professional appearance, poor attendance etc, will be formally noted. This forms part of the ‘must pass’ Long Clinical Case practical examination. Any behaviour which is considered to be in breach of professional behaviour as set out in the School's Statement on Fitness to Practice (in addition to the University's policy) will be formally noted and may lead to a fail grade in the Long Case clinical examination.

Satisfactory attendance is required for this module. Any time missed must be remediated and supporting documentation supplied to explain the absence.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:A. Demonstrate an understanding of (i) female reproductive physiology from conception to senescence; specific emphasis on physiological changes of pregnancy and puerperium, (ii) Normal labour and parturition, ((iii) physiology of the neonate and common neonatal problems, (iv) common diseases peculiar to women, including malignant disease of the genital tract, (v) contraception and family planning, (vi) ethical and moral issues relating to reproduction.B. Demonstrate satisfactory ability to perform clinical assessment in the following - (i) abdominal and pelvic examination of non-pregnant women, (ii) abdominal examination of pregnant women (iii) examination of the newborn infant, (iv) conduct of a normal vaginal delivery. Obstetrics and Gynaecology will be a pre-requisite module for the Final Professional Completion Module.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

57

Small Group

32

Tutorial

13

Seminar (or Webinar)

8

Conversation Class

15

Practical

8

Specified Learning Activities

14

Autonomous Student Learning

95

Placement/Work Experience

40

Total

282

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Not yet recorded 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students will not be registered to modules in stage 5 Medicine BHMED001 or Stage 3 Graduate Entry to Medicine BHMED007 unless all preceding stages in their entirety have been successfully completed.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
Students will not be registered to modules in stage 5 Medicine BHMED001 or Stage 3 Graduate Entry to Medicine BHMED007 unless all preceding stages in their entirety have been successfully completed.

Equivalents:
Obstetrics & Gynaecology (MDSA40110)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Examination: Written Examination during the last week of the module 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No

25

No
Portfolio: Reflective Practice Portfolio Unspecified n/a Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No

10

No
Practical Examination: Long Clinical Case (must pass component)
Professionalism Is integral to & assessed through the module
All Assignments must be submitted
Week 6 n/a Graded Yes

35

Yes
Practical Examination: OSCE Week 6 n/a Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No

30

No

Carry forward of passed components
Not yet recorded
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Not yet recorded
Name Role
Shahad Al-Tikriti Tutor
Dr Kristyn Dunlop Tutor
Dr Asma Fagear Mohamed Tutor
Bernard Kennedy Tutor
Dr Clare Kennedy Tutor
Dr Syeda Nazir Tutor
Ms Caitriona Ní Chathasaigh Tutor
Dr Amy O'Higgins Tutor
Nicola Whelan Tutor