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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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Undergraduate Teaching and Awards
The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology teaches the Women’s and Health module in conjunction with the Discipline of Paediatrics to Year 4 medical students and contributes 20 ECTS.
The Women's and Children's Health Module (WCH) consists of two eight week learning blocks delivered over two semesters. In each eight week block, four weeks are dedicated to women's health and four weeks to children's health. Block 1, Semester 1 introduces the student to common women's and children's presentations and related topics as well as building on their clinical skills in this setting. Block 2, Semester 2 consolidates learning from semester 1 and introduces students to more complex presentations.
The WCH module is clinically focused. It encourages interactive learning and student participation in clerking patients. Students present case presentation and are also scheduled on-call and to present on ward rounds.
The following teaching methods are employed in the module:
- Tutorials (class and ward based)
- Clinical placement
- Case-based learning
The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has an excellent record with students achieving awards both nationally and internationally. The Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarship is a competition run annually across the NUI universities, in 16 different categories, and open to students of Medicine, Nursing and related health areas. Obstetrics & Gynaecology students have won 11 prizes since 2007.
Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarship
2014 Cillian McNamara awarded 1st prize; Anne-Marie Sweeney awarded 2nd prize
2013 Sarah Cormican awarded 1st prize; William Martin awarded 3rd prize
2012 Cliona Small awarded 1st prize; Jennifer Scott awarded a Commendation
2011 Larissa Higgins awarded 1st prize; Terese O’Dowd awarded 2nd prize
2010 Maeve Cahill awarded 1st prize
2009 Ciaran Ó Fearaigh awarded 3rd prize
2008 Ciara O'Riordan awarded 1st prize; Marie Power awarded 3rd prize
2007 Aideen Brides awarded 1st prize
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine – Commendation
2014 Kevin Farrell won a Commendation for his oral presentation "A Case Cohort Study of the Morbidity Associated with Emergency Caesarean Section for Failed Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC) in Comparison to the Morbidity of Emergency Caesarean Sections for Other Reasons" in New Orleans, USA
School of Medicine, NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Day
2013 Kevin Farrell won the Gold Medal for his oral presentation "A Case Cohort Study of the Morbidity Associated with Emergency Caesarean Section for Failed Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC) in Comparison to the Morbidity of Emergency Caesarean Sections for Other Reasons"
Health Research Board Summer Student Fellowships
2004 Michael O’Reilly who won 1st place at the poster competition for candidates with a HRB Summer Student Fellowship, held at the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI)
Society for Gynecologic Investigation – Young Investigators Award
2003 Crochan O’Sullivan won a Young Investigators Award at the Society for Gynecologic Investigation meeting in Washington D.C., USA