Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The Department 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).
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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.
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.