OBSTGYN 724 : Obstetrics Residential

Medical and Health Sciences

2020 Semester One (1203) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Attitudes to women's health, including cultural and ethical issues. History-taking techniques and techniques for minor procedures are developed.

Course Overview

The course will cover:
- Introduction to CANVAS
- Communication and Counselling Skills
- Sexual Assault Management
- Preliminary Labour and Postnatal Ward Management of Mothers and Babies
- Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecological Examinations
- Preliminary Gynaecology Procedures
- Introduction to Ultrasound

Course Requirements

Restriction: OBSTGYN 721

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate evidence-based practice and understandings to inform the ability to provide healthcare to pregnant women and their newborn infants, and to women with reproductive health issues including contraception, termination of pregnancy and menstrual disorders at the level of primary care doctor. (Capability 1.1, 2.1 and 2.2)
  2. Draw on disciplinary knowledge and approaches to critically analyse services identifying strengths and weaknesses and the impact on women’s reproductive health and newborn infants’ health.
  3. Identify recommendations based on high quality evidence for improvements in integrated, community-based approaches to women’s reproductive health care and newborn infants’ health care. (Capability 3.1 and 4.1)
  4. Communicate , engage and collaborate professionally with colleagues, incorporating multi-disciplinary approaches in the safe and effective delivery of health services for women, newborn infants and families from all ethnicities (Capability 4.2)
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to provide empathetic care with patients who have pregnancy loss, infertility and gynaecological cancers (Capability 1.2)
  6. Demonstrate a core set of attributes and values that provide a platform to deliver high quality post-natal care within requirements as set out by specialist colleges and/or postgraduate specialist programmes of study (Capability 6.2 and 6.3)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Assignments (3 short answer questions, each 400 words) 100% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5 6
Assignments (3 short answer questions, each 400 words)
Requests for Extensions for Assessments
Requests must be made in writing to the Academic Coordinator. An Academic Coordinator (or nominated Module Leader where relevant) must approve any extensions. Extensions will be for ONE WEEK only and ONE extension per course is admissible unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Penalty for Late Assignments
Where a students fails to meet assignment deadlines or abide by extensions guidelines, work submitting for marking may be penalised by one point out of a possible 5. Where work is submitted after student work has been returned to the other class members, the normal practice is that late assignment will not be accepted for marking.

Course Contacts

Course Administrator: Theresa.Huang@auckland.ac.nz

Workload Expectations

This course consists of 3 full day lectures onsite and 1 assignment to be completed at the end of the course.

Digital Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website at http://disability.auckland.ac.nz

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter (https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html).


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.