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  • Rated above world standard Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine, Excellence in Research Australia 2018

Obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology

Promoting excellence in clinical care for women and their babies

We offer outstanding clinical, academic and research opportunities in areas of health relating to women and newborn babies – from pre-reproductive care to childbearing and postmenopausal years.

About the specialty

Researchers and students of the specialty gain a wealth of experience working, learning and researching alongside teams in our clinical schools across NSW. We are committed to the provision of the highest possible standards and continuing developments in healthcare for women and babies.

We conduct our research and teaching at:

Study options

We are recognised for our international leadership in the areas of pregnancy care, fetal assessment, gynaecological disorders and neonatal care. We are committed to excellence in education and students can expect:

  • course content delivered in a variety of ways designed to maximise in-depth learning
  • high level of student participation and a content-rich program
  • clinical placements at ante-natal clinics and wards, labour wards, operating theatres, neonatal nurseries, NICU and in doctors’ rooms as the major part of your rotation
  • commitment to best evidence-based medicine and patient-centred practice.

Teaching occurs across the four years of the MD program, including problem-based learning cases, and clinical skills teaching in years 1 and 2. The major component of the course is a 7-week rotation in perinatal women's health in year 3.

An eight week pre-internship is available in general medical, general surgical teams and subspecialties.

Learn more about the MD program.

The postgraduate program in sexual and reproductive health provides a diverse and inter-professional curriculum suitable for Australian and international students interested in the range of specialties related to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), psychosexual therapy/sexology, sexual and reproductive health.

These programs are designed to provide maximum professional relevance, flexibility and choice. This program has four distinct pathways: HIV and STIs, psychosexual therapy, reproductive health and fertility and public health.

Course options include:

*Requires a medical degree

There are many great and exciting opportunities for PhD students in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology.

Examples of the types of research opportunities available include:

  • early pregnancy complications
  • epidemiology of thrombophilias and autoimmune diseases in pregnancy
  • links between pregnancy outcomes and subsequent child and adult health
  • placenta and vascular biology
  • pre-eclampsia screening using ultrasound
  • reproductive immunology.

For more information, please visit our postgraduate research page.

Our research

Our research is centred around the broad areas of women's health, pregnancy health and newborn health.

More specific areas of research in the specialty include:

  • clinical obstetrics
  • contraception
  • early pregnancy care and complications
  • endometrial disorders
  • fetal insufficiency
  • gynaecology
  • international maternal and reproductive health
  • neonatology
  • pelvic floor disorders
  • pre-eclampsia
  • pre-pregnancy care
  • reproductive epidemiology
  • reproductive health sciences
  • reproductive immunology.

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