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Start here- Principles of effective undergraduate training

Kumar, Arunaz and Ameh, Charles ORCID: (2022) 'Start here- Principles of effective undergraduate training'. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol 80, pp. 114-125.

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Obstetric and gynaecology undergraduate training is an intense time for learners as they encounter various health conditions related to women’s health and also learn about pregnancy care and birth. The experience is directed to familiarise students with basic clinical management of gynaecological conditions, also develop communication and related core examination and procedural skills. Similarly, midwifery training encompasses independent care of low-risk pregnant women and assist in care of high-risk pregnancy in partnership with obstetricians.
Although its necessary to acquaint most learners with core clinical skills in obstetrics and gynaecology, learning opportunities on patients can be limited, due to the intrusive nature of women’s health examination. Simulation Based Education (SBE) can facilitate learning hands on
clinical examination and procedural skills, using realistic part-task and high-fidelity simulators prior to approaching patients. This can apply to both medical and midwifery undergraduate training, further creating opportunities for professional interaction and shared learning space to facilitate interprofessional education. IPE has been shown to improve
professional relationships in practicing clinicians. This learning pedagogy can be applied in the undergraduate setting as well, to decrease risk of conflict and appreciate roles of other interprofessional staff in future clinical practice.
In this chapter we highlight some challenges faced by medical and midwifery undergraduates in their learning from a global perspective. We also describe some teaching and learning initiatives that can be applicable across various settings of obstetrics, gynaecology medical
undergraduate and midwifery teaching with relevant case studies to facilitate new graduates preparedness for practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 21 Medicine as a profession.
WA Public Health > WA 18 Education
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 590 Health education, Health communication
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 100 General works
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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Depositing User: Rachel Dominguez
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 10:58
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 02:02


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