Undergraduate

Undergraduate Teaching and Awards in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at UCC

Undergraduate Teaching and Awards in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at UCC

Undergraduate students complete a four week programme in reproduction, pregnancy, child health and development during the fourth year.  In addition, they complete a placement in the principles and practices of obstetrics and gynaecology during their fifth year to apply the knowledge gained.  Students are attached to either Cork University Maternity Hospital, or the maternity units of University Hospital Waterford, University Hospital Kerry or South Tipperary General Hospital.

The objective is to develop sound knowledge of the theory and practice (including clinical skills) of obstetrics and gynaecology, with an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs of pregnant women.

Students shadow obstetric doctors performing their daily duties on the labour-ward, antenatal and postnatal ward as well as in obstetric and gynaecological clinics. Attendance at deliveries is also encouraged. Teaching is provided in small groups within clinics as well along the bed-side.  In addition, classroom based learning sessions are a core element of the study.

As you can see from our testimonials below, students rate the programme highly due to strong clinical leads and excellent tutors providing ongoing feedback and assessment. Clinical support is also provided by doctors-in-training and midwives in a positive, student friendly atmosphere.  Our administrative staff take the time to provide support and personal attention to our students.

Assessment includes formal written examination, continuous assessment, clinical examination and oral if required.


Key contacts:

Dr Mairead O'Riordan , Programme Coordinator
UCC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fifth Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork
Tel: +353 (0)21 420 5041    Email: mairead.oriordan@ucc.ie


Mary Morrison, Undergraduate Administrator
UCC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fifth Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork
Tel: +353 (0)21 420 5021    Email: obs.gyn@ucc.ie

Anu Gold and Anu Scholar Medals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Anu Gold Medal will be awarded to the student with the best performance at the Gold Medal Oral Examination.

The Anu Scholar Medal is presented to the student who achieves the highest mark in the Written Examination

Our Undergraduate Programme Coordinator

Find out more about our programme coordinator Dr Mairead O'Riordan.

Mairead is a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and is also the clinical lead in the busy labour ward of Cork University Maternity Hospital.

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Student testimonials

Strong clinical leads who were very happy to answer questions. The registrar I was assigned to was excellent at demonstrating and then allowing me to practice clinical skills.

2017 Student

Tutors were excellent, consultants led by example and were an inspiration. There was a very positive and student friendly atmosphere. I was encouraged to participate and felt welcome as a student.

2017 Student

Feedback and assessment was provided at each task, and there was always opportunity for discussion after seeing the patient.

2017 Student

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Cork University Maternity Hospital, 5th Floor, Wilton, Cork, Ireland

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