KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is committed in providing education and training to undergraduate students in the principles of the theory and practice of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The department is given the task to teach and train Year 3 and Year 5 undergraduate students; eleven weeks in Year 3 and eight weeks in Year 5 (MED 33111 and MED 5308).
The curriculum is designed in such a way that students can gain the basic principles of the theory and practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It will provide them with the initial needs for sound grasp of the subject enabling further development as required later. During the stipulated period in this training, students will be facilitated in the relevant process of knowledge acquisition, developing practical and procedural competence and attaining the desired attitude required of them. Moral and ethical perspectives are blended and imbued in consonance with the IIUM and Kulliyyah philosophy throughout the training and learning.
Overview of Undergraduate Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to promote education and training of undergraduates students in the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The design is such that students can gain the basic principles of the theory and practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It will provide them with the initial needs for sound grasp of the subject enabling further development as required later. During the stipulated period in this training, students will be facilitated in the relevant process of knowledge acquisition, developing practical and procedural competence and attaining the desired attitude required of them. Moral and ethical perspectives are blended and imbued in consonance with the IIUM and Kulliyyah philosophy throughout the training and learning. Eleven weeks in Year 3 is principally an introduction to the subject with emphasis on history taking, basic examination techniques including that of the breast, making differential diagnosis, formulating basic investigations and exposure to social obstetrics. Eight weeks in Year 5 is mainly consolidated of the foundation laid in Year 3 with some emphasis in obstetrics problems common in the community.
Objectives of the Undergraduate Curriculum
• Acquire basic understanding of the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with relevance the community. • Understanding the principles of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as a medical science. • Acquire communication skills for Obstetrics and Gynaecology case taking. • Master basic Obstetrics and Gynaecology examination techniques. • Develop competence in arriving at a working diagnosis. • Achieve sufficient ability to propose appropriate investigation plan for a given case. • Acquire ability to propose management plan. • Be able to recognize complicated cases needing further referral to appropriate team. • Develop comprehension and competence in interpersonal professional relationship and working as a team.
Subject/discipline in the curriculum (Year 3 & Year 5) MED 3311 - Women’s Health and Diseases I, Year 3 - 11 weeks posting MED 5308 - Women’s Health and Diseases II, Year 5 - 8 weeks posting Activity Year 3 Year 5
1. Introduction to O&G 2. Antenatal care 3. Normal and abnormal puerperium 4. Post partum haemorrhage 5. Overview of common gynaecological disorders 1. Overview – Confidential Enquiry of Maternal Death
Problem base learning
1. Diabetes In Pregnancy 2. Monitoring normal labour 3. Hypertension in Pregnancy 4. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 1. Primary Amenorrhoea 2. Couple with Fertility Problem 3. High Risk Pregnancy 4. Postpartum Haemorrhage Tutorial 1. Endometriosis 2. Chronic Pelvic Pain 3. Anaemia and Thalasemia in pregnancy 4. Multiple pregnancy 5. Heart Disease in Pregnancy 6. Benign and Malignant Tumour of Cervix 7. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease 8. Benign and Malignant Tumour of Uterine Body 9. Antepartum Haemorrhage 10. Problem in Early Pregnancy 11. Premature Labour & PPROM 1. Uterovaginal prolapsed and urinary incontinence 2. Prenatal screening and diagnosis 3. Normal Labour and monitoring 4. Common Medical Disorder Complicating Pregnancy – Thyroid, SLE, Epilepsy Seminar 1. Menopause 2. Contraception 3. Amenorrhoea 4. Maternal physiology 5. Obstetrics analgesia 6. Puberty 1. Obstetrics Emergencies 2. Gynaecological Emergencies 3. Menses: Physiology & Pathology
Clinical Correlation/skilled lab
1. Obstetrics exam 2. Gynae exam 3. Partogram & CTG 4. Mechanism of Normal Labour 5. Obstetrics Operative
Episiotomy workshop 4 times per year
Year 3 Activity
Lecture Problem base learning Tutorial Seminar Clinical Correlation/skilled lab Episiotomy workshop Bedside teaching Ward work Operation theatre teaching Ambulatory care centre Evening round(on call)
Year 5 Activity
Lecture Problem base learning Tutorial Seminar Ward round Bedside teaching Ward work Operation theatre teaching Ambulatory care centre Evening round(on call) Lecture
Overview of the Postgraduate Programme
Postgraduate in Masters of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (MOG) teaching program is commenced in the academic year 2009/2010. It is a 4-7 years training programme. The curriculum and examination of the IIUM MOG programme is similar with the existing universities; UKM, UM & USM which is governed by Conjoint Committee of Postgraduate of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Malaysia. • 7th intake for Masters of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (MOG) will enroll for their training in the June 2015 academic year.
MOG - Master of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Postgraduate programme in Obstetrics & Gynaecology offered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is supported by Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan as the main teaching hospital during 4 years professional training. The training will also be incorporated with other hospitals for special trainings to ensure the trainees receive a good variety of clinical experience and at all times drawn from a wide range of teachers.
The exit examination for Master of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of IIUM will be a common examination set by the Conjoint Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a subcommittee of National Conjoint Board Subspecialty training. The programme is divided into two phases - Phase I and Phase II. Candidates must pass both phases to be conferred the degree.
Year 1 Learning the fundamentals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with emphasis on basic surgical skills in O & G, ethic and professional development.
Year 2 Learning basic Obstetrics and Gynaecology with emphasis on basic surgical skill in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. One elective posting for 6 months in other clinical departments: Surgery or Anaesthesiology.
Year 3 Learning advanced aspect of O&G eg: sub specialties, gynae-oncology, “feto-maternal medicine”, uro-gynaecology and infertility. This is done as a rotation posting.
Year 4 Learning to function as a specialist in obstetric & gynaecology