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Part 3 MRCOG syllabus: Management of delivery

This page illustrates how the five core clinical skills can be applied to the management of delivery core module (module 11) for the Part 3 Clinical Assessment. 

Communicating with patients and families

  • Gains verbal or written consent for intervention or operative delivery

Communicating with colleagues

  • Ability to prioritise cases requiring delivery including understanding of categories of caesarean section
  • Demonstrates an ability to formulate an appropriate management plan for delivery
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the roles of the multidisciplinary team including liaison with laboratory colleagues in dealing with massive obstetric haemorrhage, liaison with neonatal team and other centres
  • Ability to communicate verbally with the multi-disciplinary including anaesthetists, theatre staff and neonatologists in an efficient and timely manner
  • Demonstrates ability to teach appropriate skills to other colleagues in a logical and coherent manner with recognition of the learner, environment and resources available

Information gathering

  • Demonstrates ability to interpret notes on progress of labour, partogram and findings on vaginal examination in order to decide on management of delivery, both second and third stages
  • Ability to describe a clear action plan for management of delivery

Patient safety

  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of safe surgery for operative delivery including WHO safe surgery checklist
  • Demonstrates appropriate prioritisation throughout
  • Acknowledges medical error, omission or poor care and apologises as appropriate
  • Demonstrates an understanding of risk management and clinical governance processes in relation to management of delivery
  • Ability to critically appraise management of delivery in adverse events

Applied clinical knowledge

  • Knowledge of management of delivery including pre-term delivery, management of malposition and malpresentation and multiple pregnancy
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical, technical and operative skills
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrates understanding of neonatal networks and need to transfer to tertiary units

Further information

For further information about the management of delivery core module please go to the management of delivery core module page.

Elsewhere on the site

Specialty training in O&G
Overview of the specialty training programme in obstetrics and gynaecology, including how the MRCOG exams fit in
The full specialty training programme in O&G – core modules, ultrasound, ATSMs, subspecialty and academic