School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Undergraduate Courses

Gynaecology - Obstetrics

Semester 7th ()

Code MED_781

Hours Teaching 0 hours, Laboratory 0 hours, Tutorial 0 hours , Clinical Training 20 hours (per week)



  • Femalereproductivesystemphysiology

  • Contraception, menopause

  • Amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea

  • Acute and chronic pelvic pain

  • Pelvic mass

  • Vaginal bleeding during the first and third trimester of pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Uterine prolapse

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

  • Female infertility

  • Assisted conception techniques

  • Normal pregnancy and embryology

  • Prenatal care

  • Lower genital tract disease

  • Preterm premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery

  • Post-term pregnancy

  • Fetal surveillance

  • Post-partum pregnancy

  • Maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality

  • Instrumental deliveries, caesarean section and the puerperium

  • Fetal abnormalities

  • Intrauterine growth restriction

  • Pregnancy induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia

  • Hydramnios, oligamnios


The aim of this module is to introduce medical students to the basic principles of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which are necessary for every medical doctor. Starting from the basic knowledge of Physiology, Embryology and Anatomy, topics that will be taught include normal pregnancy, the mechanism of normal delivery, menstrual cycle and menopause but also pregnancy complications, cycle irregularities and malignancies of the female reproductive tract. Students will also be exposed to specialized topics such as Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Diagnosis, Infertility and cervical screening and pathology. After the completion of this module, students will be able to recognize and treat obstetric and gynaecological emergencies. They will also familiarize with standard prenatal care, normal delivery and the puerperium and their complications. Finally, they will be able to describe the pathogenesis, treatment principles and differential diagnosis of common obstetric pathologies including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes as well as the indications for caesarean section and instrumental deliveries.

Reading Material

  1. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Antsaklis, Parisianos Editions, 2010 edition

  2. Principles of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Messinis, Parisianos Ediitions, ,2010 edition

  3. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Looytradis D, Deligeoroglou E, Papantoniou N, Paschalidis (Ed.), 2018