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Aim

The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in obstetrics and Gynaecology in that he/she shall acquire understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the reproductive system and gain the ability to optimally manage common conditions affective it, and to prepare him to be a teacher of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.



Objectives

Knowledge

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Outline the anatomy, physiology and Pathophysiology of the reproductive system and common condition affecting it;
  • Detect normal pregnancy, labour, puerperium and manage the problems he/she is likely to encounter therein;
  • List the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality;
  • Understand the principles of contraception and various techniques employed, methods of medical termination of pregnancy, sterilisation and their complications;
  • Identity the use, abuse and side effects of drugs in pregnancy, premenopausal and post-menopausal periods;
  • Describe the national programme of maternal and child health and family welfare and their implementation at various levels;
  • Identify common gynaecological diseases and describe principles of their management;
  • State the indication, techniques and complication of surgeries like casesarean section, laparotomy, abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy, Fothergill's operation and vacuum aspiration for Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP).

Skill

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Examine a pregnant woman; recognise high risk pregnancies and make appropriate referrals;
  • Conduct a normal delivery, recognise complications and provide postnatal care;
  • Resuscitate the newborn and recognise congenital anomalies;
  • Advise a couple on the use of various available contraceptive device and assist in insertion and removal of intra-uterine contraceptive device.
  • Perform pelvic examination, diagnose and manage common gynaecological problems including early detection of genital malignancies;
  • Make a vaginal cytological smear, perform a postcoital test and wet vaginal smear examination for Trichomonas Vaginalis, Moniliasis and gram stain for Gonorrhoea.
  • Interpretation of data of investigation like biochemical, histopathological, radiological, ultrasound etc.

Integration

The student shall be able to integrate clinical skills with other disciplines and bring about coordination of family welfare programmes for the national goal of population control.