Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the student should have acquired enough knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable him:

  1. Recognise the principles and practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and explain the physiological basis and applied anatomy of control of conception;
  2. examine clinically all gynaecological and obstetrical cases, obtain relevant clinical history and elicit the relevant physical signs and record them systematically;
  3. Describe common gynaecological diseases including their possible causations, complications and the method(s) of their prevention;
  4. Manage common gynaecological conditions;
  5. Comprehend the principles and practice of antenatal care both as a form of preventive medicine and as a form of health education;
  6. Describe common obstetrical presentations (normal and abnormal), mechanism of normal labour and delivery and methods of early detection of abnormal presentations;
  7. Identify high risk obstetrical problems and be able to prevent or diminish such risks and undertake timely referral to appropriate centres;
  8. Manage normal and abnormal deliveries, bearing in mind the principles underlying such management approaches;
  9. Undertake simple anaesthesia and analgesia in gynaecological and obstetrical procedures;
  10. Manage rationally common obstetrical and gynaecological emergencies, including making timely referrals to appropriate centres a  necessary and prevent their occurrence;
  11. Undertake relevant laboratory and other diagnostic aids to reach or verify diagnosis and appreciate the limitations of such investigations;
  12. Work within a health team and acquire leadership qualities; and
  13. Practice with high bedside manners and ethical standards, have a deep respect and concern for his patients and be aware of the legal aspects of practice in his environment.