Obstetrics and Gynaecology( Activities & Objective)


Departmental activities are broadly divided into Clinical, Teaching and Research.  The Clinical Department consists of 5 firms, labeled Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and blue.  Each firm consists of Consultants, Senior Residents, Residents and House Officers.

The areas of specialization of the 5 firms are as follows:                     

  1. Yellow –        Maternal/Fetal Medicine
  2. Red –        Gynaecological Endoscopy
  3. Green –        Oncology & Pathological Studies
  4. Blue –        Reproductive Health/Adolescent Gynaecology
  5. Orange –        Reproductive Endocrinology/Fertility Studies

Each firm conducts one Gynaecological Clinic, one Antenatal Clinic and Family Planning clinic weekly.

Each firm also takes weekday call duty on rotation while weekend calls are shared.  The firms run elective operative theatre sessions on their call duty days.

Consultant teaching ward rounds are according to the rosters, while Departmental Clinical Meetings are held on Wednesdays.  Issues such as perinatal mortality reviews, maternal mortality review, basic science lectures and Consultants’ lectures, and case presentations are also discussed.



At the conclusion of the programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical student would have acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes required to:


  1. appreciate the principles and practice of the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology on the basis of the Physiology and applied Anatomy ofpregnancy, labour, puerperium and the methods of contraception;


  1. Obtain relevant clinical history and elicit physical signs, collate, record and methodically analyse the information towards objective care in obstetric and gynaecological patients;
  2. Describe the common gynaecological diseases, their possible causes, progression, complications, management and prevention;
  3. Under-stand the principles and practice of antenatal care and sufficiently know the normal course and parameters in pregnancy, to be able to recognise deviations and make accurate clinical decisions followed by appropriate actions for such cases,
  4. Manage the normal and abnormal deliveries and be aware of the principles underlying them;
  5. Practice with good bedside manners, ethical standards and have deep respect and concern for patients.