Convenors: Dr Clare Floweday & Dr Chivaugn Gordon
Administrator: Mr Tando Mpikwa
This is a four-week Obstetrics Course. Teaching is practical and involves patient assessment and management under supervision in clinics, antenatal and postnatal wards, labour wards, and theatre. Students are expected to monitor and follow up their patients throughout labour or ward admission. All clinical and teaching activities are compulsory. There are whole group tutorials (synchronous/ asynchronous/ blended) according to the schedule stipulated in the course handbook – also compulsory. At the end of the course, students will be expected to be competent in obstetric history-taking and examination; including speculum examination, vaginal examinations in labour, labour monitoring and delivery and assisting at common operations. Students are required to clerk and present 10 Obstetric cases during their course. Students are expected to consolidate and build on their core obstetric knowledge, actively participate in patient care at their allocated hospitals and to demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviours, while also learning empathy and care towards their patients and colleagues.