Gynae & Obs-Course Description

Departmental Objectives

At the end of the course of obstetrics & gynaecology the undergraduate medical students will be able to:

• provide proper care in managing women’s health including pregnancy, labour and puerperium and to ensure maternal and neonatal health and well being and give proper advices.

• diagnose and manage patients with common obstetrical and gynaecological problems.

• describe the basic concept of Counselling and counsel the women in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

• refer high risk cases appropriately.

• resuscitate new born babies and impart proper care.

• initiate & promote infant & young child feeding practices including exclusive breast feeding

• demonstrate appropriate attitude required to practise obstetrics and gynaecology.

• demonstrate an understanding about the impact of socio-cultural beliefs and environmental factors on women in pregnancy, labour and puerperium including their overall reproductive health.

• counsel and motivate women about contraception and family planning, and women’s right.

• be acquainted with ongoing programme to reduce maternal mortality & morbidity.

• value the ethical issues in obstetrics and gynaecology.


List of Competencies to acquire:

• History taking, communication skill, obstetrical examination, gynaecological examination.

• Diagnosis of common clinical problems

• Preparation of a patient before anaesthesia

• Writing a discharge certificate after

- Normal delivery
- Caesarean section
- D & C
- Evacuation of mole
- Hysterectomy

• Care of antenatal patients

• Care of postnatal patient

- Appropriate technique of breast feeding including position and attachment.
- Demonstation of complementary feeding- amount, frequency, content of food

• Management of normal labour

• 1st stage, 2nd stage & 3rd stage (AMTSL)

• Skill about Episiotomy

• PPH management

• Management of Eclampsia

• Shock management

• Writing a BT order

• Blood transfusion note

• Insertion of a cannula

• Catheterization

• Drawing of blood

• Hand washing

• Wearing of gloves

• Identification of instruments/suture materials

• Trolly preparation for major & minor surgery

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