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Women's Health (WH)

As part of the Women's Health and Men's Health (WHMH) module, all students have a 2 Women's Health in Primary Care campus-based workshops, delivered by GPs experienced in managing Women's Health problems. 

Teaching takes place in groups of 20 students, and there are 18 workshops throughout the year. The workshops include clerking of simulated patients, role plays amongst students, videos and quizzess, as well as feedback and discussion. 

Aims
  • To understand the role of community-based services in women's health care
  • To gain understanding of the common women's health problems in the community, how they present and how they are managed
  • To practise gynaecological history taking
  • To practise obstetric history taking and examining the pregnant abdomen
  • To practise pelvic examination and taking cervical smears/ swabs
Student Information
Learning objectives:
  • To understand the role of community-based services in women's health care
  • To gain understanding of what are the common women's health problems in the community, how they present and how they are managed
  • To practise gynaecological history taking
  • To practise obstetric history taking and examining the pregnant abdomen
  • To practise pelvic examination and taking cervical smears/ swabs
  • To receive feedback on your performance
Attendance

Please note that attendance is compulsory and will be monitored as part of your firm assessment. If for any genuine reason you are unable to attend, it is essential that you email medsch.year5@ucl.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Any queries

If you have any general questions about your Women's Health workshops, please contact Dr Henry Goodfellow


For further information students should refer to the following:

GP Tutor Information
Teaching content

Examples of topics taught include gynaecological and obstetric history taking, pelvic and antenatal examination, taking smears, and common problems in gynaecology. All resources and teaching materials are provided.

Discussion and feedback

Working with students allows you to develop an opinion on their skills, knowledge and attitude, and enables you to give them useful information about their performance. Discussing different cases and students' performance, as well as giving them constructive feedback helps students reflect, develop and improve.

Any queries

If you have any general questions about your Women's Health workshops, please contact Dr Henry Goodfellow.