Clinical obstetrics and gynecology

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims at acquainting the students with the knowledge concerning:
i) the various aspects of medical care for women with emphasis on the basic knowledge for the collection of obstetric and gynecological history and relative physical examination;
ii) the main obstetric and gynecological diseases to identify the clinical conditions that require sending to the specialist.
Expected learning outcomes
The students get familiar with the pathophysiological and clinical aspects of the various phases of a woman's life and normal and pathological pregnancy.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
1. Anatomy
2. The menstrual cycle and its anomalies
3. Abnormal uterine bleeding
4. Infectious pathology of the female genital system
5. Spontaneous and assisted fertilization
6. Acute and chronic pelvic pain
7. Menopause
8. Urogynaecology
9. Cancer of the cervix
10. Endometrial cancer
11. Ovarian cancer
1. Pregnancy: maternal adaptation and maternal and fetal monitoring
2. Infectious pathology with fetal maternal transmission
3. Pathology of the first trimester of pregnancy
4. Prenatal consultation and diagnosis
5. Fetal maternal medicine [premature birth; fetal growth abnormalities; hypertensive pathology; gestational diabetes; III trimester bleeding; twin pregnancy; thrombophilias etc.]
6. Physiology of labor and delivery
7. Anomalies of labor, dystocias, operative delivery
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required
Teaching methods
The program will be carried out through lectures with the aid of educational material [slides and videos]. There is also a week of practical activities to be carried out in the ward and in the outpatient clinics.
Teaching Resources
All lecture slides are accompanied by bibliography for further information on the specific topics and are available for students. The recommended text is Bolis, Gynecology and Obstetrics Manual, Edises publisher
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral test with two questions, one of obstetrics and one of gynecology, asked by the two teachers of the course. The exam topics are those developed in class. No intermediate tests are foreseen. The final mark, expressed in thirtieths, represents the average of the two marks obtained with the two teachers. If one of the two teachers does not consider the student's test satisfactory, the exam is not passed.
MED/40 - OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours