Women’s & Reproductive Health 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/GE 3 undertake a seven week attachment in the department. Six groups a year of 26-30 students attend a two‐week taught course, followed by five weeks of clinical work in one of six hospitals.
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.
For more information please contact:
Education Manager: James Matejtschuk