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Obstetrics and Gynecology (MBBS): Course Outline(MBBS)

OB/GYN: A commonly used abbreviation. OB is short for obstetrics or for an obstetrician, a physician who delivers babies. GYN is short for gynecology or for a gynecologist, a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs

Course Outline


  1.  History taking:
  2. Takes detailed history to reach a provisional diagnosis
  3. General Physical Examination (GPE) of a Gynaecological patient:
  4. Demonstrates proficient GPE
  5. Abdominal examination of a Gynaecological patient:
  6. Demonstrates adequate P/A with informed consent
  7. Pelvic examination on mannequins:
  8. Demonstrates adequate P/V skills on a model or mannequin with
  9. diagnosis of clinical signs Communication skills and counseling of a Gynaecological patient:Demonstrates good communication and counseling skills with Role players
  10. Ethics and medico-legal issues:Provides adequate knowledge of ethical and medico-legal issues in relation to Gynaecology
  11.  Lab tests in Gynaecology: Orders, interprets reports and justifies various lab tests for Gynaecological patients
  12.  Imaging in Gynaecology: Provides adequate knowledge and interpretation of Ultrasound, X Ray and HSG reports.
  13. Surgical anatomy of female reproductive tract: Describes relevant surgical anatomy for a Gynaecological patient
  14.  Embryology of female reproductive tract and congenital abnormalities:

 Describes embryological development of female reproductiveTractDiscusses variou Describes normal menstrual cycle and its physiological basiss congenital anomalies of genital tract

  1.  Normal menstrual cycle:

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand and demonstrate adequate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in
  2. relation to benign conditions and general presenting complaints to clinics.
  3. Miscarriage and abortion:
  4. Discusses causes and types of miscarriage
  5. Diagnoses miscarriage and describe management principles of miscarriage.
  6. Describes indications of Termination of Pregnancy (TOP)
  7. Enumerates methods of safe TOP
  8. Ectopic pregnancy:
  9. Enumerates causes
  10. Describes principles of management
  11. Dysmenorrhea:
  12. Can discuss causes and management of primary and secondary dysmenorrhea

2- Chronic pelvic pain:

  1. Enumerates causes
  2. Describes principles of management

3-Menorrhagia/heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), and DUB:

  1. Enumerates causes
  2. Describes tools of diagnosis
  3. Discusses medical management
  4. Discusses Mirena and other surgical options
  5. Uterine fibroids:
  6. Describes types and presentations of fibroids
  7. Discusses options of managements
  8. Enumerates indications for surgery

4- Pruritus Vulvae:

  1. Enumerates causes, including types of NNED (non neoplastic epithelial disorders)

5-Benign Ovarian cysts:

  1. Describe various types
  2. Can diagnose benign cysts
  3. Discusses principles of surgery, and when surgery required

6-Cervical ectopy and polypi:

  1. Can diagnose benign cysts
  2. Describe types


Learning outcomes

  1. Understand and demonstrate adequate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in relation to Reproductive EndocrinologyPuberty:
  2. Describes basic physiology
  3. Describe management of disorders of puberty, other than menstrual disorders

· Amenorrhea:

  1. Enumerates causes of amenorrhea
  2. Can diagnose cause by relevant investigation
  3. Describe management plan of individual cause

· Endometriosis and Adenomyosis:

  1. Describes presentation of such a case
  2. Describes medical management options if pain is main complaint
  3. Describes various surgical options if Infertility is main
  4. presentation

· Hirsutism and virilism:

o Enumerates causes

o Describes principles of management


· Infertility:

  1. Describes common causes
  2. Understands concept of “unexplained infertility”
  3. Discusses relevant lab tests, Semen analysis
  4. Discusses management principles

· Polycystic Ovaries (PCO):

  1. Defines PCO and PCOD
  2. Discusses investigations and plan of management

· Recurrent pregnancy loss:

  1. Enumerates causes
  2. Discusses investigations and plan of management
  3. Counsels such a patient

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