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Postgraduate Programs
The Department provides a 4 years post graduate training programme leading to the award of the Saudi/ Arab Board fellowship as well as the fulfillment of the requirements for the membership of the royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist in the U.K.
 During this programme, the residents, as these students are known, follow a set of instructions as prescribed by the syllabuses of these professional bodies. At the end of each year, examinations are conducted to determine the suitability of such residents for promotion to the next level of training.
  In their 3rd year, residents are expected to have a rotation outside the department in other related specialties such as neonatal intensive care, anesthesia, pathology and others.
 The whole training programme involves attendance of lectures, workshops gynaecological surgical procedures, obstetric procedures, symposia all of which are designed to give the residents a thorough understanding of the art and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Overview of the Course
The division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology will provide an innovative Programme making extensive use of the internet to provide a comprehensive theoretical foundation in the areas of both Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  The course is designed to appeal to postgraduate students, to further their education and knowledge in this rapidly expanding field.
The Programme is divided into rotation’s into the general Obstetrics and Gynaecology and specialized are in both field.  In addition to the specialized areas related to the speciality of Obstetrics and Gynaecology such as Anaesthesia, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pathology.
At the end of each rotation, the students will be evaluated theoretically and on their clinical skills.  The student at the last year of Residency will have to submit a research project where the resident will be expected to undertake an extensive literature review on an area related to Obstetrics and Gynaecology or appropriate audit or other research project.
The academic activities are comprised to weekly intensive lectures, research based seminars, interactive tutorials and journal clubs, followed by independent home study.  It is essential that Residents realize that Residential Discussion will not cover all material needed for successful completion of the subjects in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Residents must undertake the internet and the library to read a selection of the recommended texts and to access all relevant information.
We should be moving into a much more regulated era of clinical governess with it’s implication of individual and institutional accountability for clinical practice and outcome
Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity Committee
 To formulate criteria for picking-up morbidities, Data Sheet
 The Data sheet should be kept in the labour and delivery and the post natal ward
 Data sheet should be filled by the concerned Resident of the team
 Liaison between all labour and delivery, post natal ward and gynaecological ward in case of return admission for complication.
 To appoint sub committee for Caesarean Section Monitoring
 TO form clear guidelines in order to avoid complication
 To from regular auditing in order to come up with recommendation
Neonatal Morbidity:
 To liaise with the neonatologists
 To provide appropriate explanation from the Consultant in charge of the sick neonate, in order to avoid litigation
 Ensure adequate training of labour and delivery staff (Doctors/Nurses in the interpretation of the cardiotocographysic tracing (CTG)
Gynaecological Morbidity:
 To formulate criteria for pecking up gynaecological morbidity
 To ensure that appropriate Gynaecological cases are admitted and managed optimally
 To evaluate the number of admissions and the nature of cases
 To admit the unnecessary admissions and investigation
 To issue guidelines
 To ___ these committee and improve the quality of service and provide feedback for teaching purposes.
 Regular meeting to discuss morbidity without mentioning names


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