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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Course Outline
The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a two-year part-time course that will give you a postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology. The course will enhance your academic understanding of the specialty, provided thorough clinical training. The master's course will also provide structured research opportunities. The course incorporates taught modules, clinical attachments and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies and journal reviews, clinical skills teaching and practical exercises, as well as assessment of clinical skills and expected attendance at academic meetings.

Course Practicalities
Lectures, directed study, workshops, courses, research project, assessments, developing clinical skills.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should:
• have a primary Medical degree approved by the Programme Committee
• hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland
• be employed by an approved hospital and must have a letter of consent from the hospital of employment before registration
• provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Students whose primary language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
Having completed all modules of the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, you will have a sound knowledge and comprehension of obstetrics and gynaecology, including the scientific foundation of the specialty, management of clinical problems and practical procedures. In addition, the course will develop your evaluative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, allowing you to apply this knowledge and deliver a high quality service to your patients. The course also aims to enable you to undertake research and evidence-based practice.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Dr Keelin O'Donoghue
k.odonoghue@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 490 5019
http://www.ucc.ie/en/obsgyn/

Catherine Murphy
ObsGynPGTraining@ucc.ie
+353 21 420 5020

Subjects taught

You will take 90 credits as follows: three 10-credit modules in year 1 and three 10-credit modules in year 2, with a research dissertation of 30 credits.

Year 1
(Year 1 may be Obstetrics or Gynaecology, depending on the year of intake)
Modules (30 credits):
• OG6001 Basic Obstetrics (10 credits)
• OG6002 Maternal Medicine (10 credits)
• OG6003 Fetal Medicine (10 credits)

On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Obstetrics.

Year 2
Modules (30 credits):
• OG6005 Basic Gynaecology (10 credits)
• OG6006 General Gynaecology (10 credits)
• OG6007 Specialty Gynaecology (10 credits)

On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Gynaecology.
• OG004 Research (30 credits)

On completion of the total 60 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or you can complete a research project and submit a minor thesis to be conferred with the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Comment

Who teaches this course
• Dr Keelin O'Donoghue: overall course coordinator and lecturer, OG6003 Fetal Medicine module coordinator and OG6004 research module coordinator
• Professor Richard Greene: OG6001 Basic Obstetrics module coordinator and lecturer
• Dr Mairead O'Riordan: OG6002 Maternal Medicine module coordinator and lecturer
• Dr Noirín Russell: OG6005 Basic Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
• Dr Cathy Burke: OG6006 General Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
• Dr Orfhlaith O'Sullivan: OG6007 Specialist Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
• Staff members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUMH and UCC
• Visiting lecturers – clinical and non-clinical

Assessment method

The course is marked by continuous assessment of attendance, clinical logbook tasks, assignments and end-of-module assessments. In addition, there is an end-of-year, three-hour Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) of each module from the year.

Application date

Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.
Closing Date: 31st July 2020

Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June
Non-EU Applicants: Information for Non-EU applicants may be found on the International Office Website https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2020

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