The obstetrician-gynaecologist who completes Obstetrics, Seventh Edition, will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of maternal and fetal physiology and pathophysiology and their impact on normal and complicated pregnancies.
- Identify components of antepartum care that optimise maternal and perinatal outcomes in uncomplicated pregnancies, including education regarding normal pregnancy.
- Diagnose and plan efficacious and cost-effective management of medical and obstetric conditions encountered during the antepartum period.
- Identify the risks and prognosis of selected complications of pregnancy and in the neonate.
- Describe invasive and non-invasive methods of fetal assessment in the antepartum period and identify the risks, indications, predictive value, and physiologic basis for tests.
- Diagnose problems and manage obstetric emergencies.
- Select appropriate management strategies for intrapartum care and delivery.
- Consider medical-legal principles, risk management and office management guidelines in obstetric practice.