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Course syllabus for Obstetric medicine (2018) ATSM

The obstetric medicine (2018) ATSM course syllabus below lists the minimum requirements for a course to be suitable for the theoretical component of this module. The course should last 3 days.

Any times given or descriptions of activities within a course are given for guidance and as an example only. To establish whether a course is suitable, please compare this syllabus and the syllabus of a course on offer and take advice from your ATSM Preceptor. Please also read our general guidance on ATSM courses.

The College can’t offer advice or information relating to the suitability of courses except for courses run by the RCOG or jointly run by the RCOG and specialist societies.

Course syllabus – lecture topics and timings

  • Pregnancy – a fitness test for life (40 minutes)
  • Endocrine problems (40 minutes)
  • Connective tissue disorders (40 minutes)
  • Skin diseases (40 minutes)
  • Asthma, pneumonia and other respiratory problems (40 minutes)
  • Diabetes management for obstetricians (40 minutes)
  • Diabetes in pregnancy – the story behind the baby (40 minutes)
  • Will our children be healthy adults? (40 minutes)
  • Pre-eclampsia – aetiology, prediction and prevention, and management (40 minutes)
  • Hypertension and pre-eclampsia workshop (40 minutes)
  • Critical care (40 minutes)
  • Obstetric anaesthesia for the non-anaesthetist (40 minutes)
  • Thromboembolism (40 minutes)
  • Perinatal psychiatry (40 minutes)
  • Clinical cases workshop (40 minutes)
  • Renal disease (40 minutes)
  • Heart disease (40 minutes)
  • Infectious diseases and sepsis (40 minutes)
  • HIV and pregnancy (40 minutes)
  • Epilepsy (40 minutes)
  • Other neurology in pregnancy (40 minutes)
  • Gastroenterology (40 minutes)
  • Liver disease in pregnancy (40 minutes)

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