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undergraduate teaching 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology is a core subject in the fifth year of the Medical School curriculum. Therefore, the provision of high quality and innovative teaching for clinical medical students is a departmental priority. Medical  students in Year 5 undertake an eight­‐week attachment in the department. Six groups a year of 24-28 students attend a two‐week taught course, followed by five weeks of clinical work in one of seven hospitals, and finish with a week of revision and assessment.          

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  • Build on prior clinical and pre-­clinical learning, so that students learn and understand the presentation, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of  common or important conditions specific to women’s health or affecting pregnant women, and can apply that knowledge in clinical scenarios.    

  • Develop the clinical skills required for students to recognise and analyse symptoms and signs of normality and abnormality related to women’s health and pregnancy and to synthesise these to create an initial management plan.    

  • Enhance, through on going observation and personal reflection, students’ ability to communicate with patients and colleagues about sensitive topics such as menstrual problems or sexual intercourse an in emergency situations.    

  • Develop students’ understanding of the physiological and sociological impact of pregnancy and issues surrounding women’s health.    

  • Enable students to explore and own their personal responses and feelings regarding topics such as stillbirth, termination and sexuality.    

  • Inspire some students to enter Obstetrics & Gynaecology as specialists.    


The Department's Disability Lead is Pip Elphick and the Disability Co-ordinators are Laura Rose & Laura Goude. Please click on their names for their contact details to request further information on disability-related study support.

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For more information please contact: 

Course Director: Jane Moore

Teaching Course Administrator: James Matejtschuk