About Obstetrics & Gynaecology

About us

The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is largely based at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, NSW's only dedicated women’s hospital. The Discipline also works closely with other Sydney metropolitan hospitals to provide teaching to UNSW Medicine undergraduate students. Research in the Discipline is largely carried out at the Royal Hospital for Women, St George Hospital and on the UNSW campus.

Research

Research is undergoing an exciting transition in the Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Research within the Discipline is comprised of programs in:

  • Endosurgery
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Menopause
  • Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urogynaecology  

The aim of our programs is to develop new approaches to important clinical problems in our field by deriving ideas and strategies for investigation of treatment from basic science and applying them clinically. The Discipline is committed to translating innovative research into excellence in clinical care for women and their babies.

We also have approximately 20 PhD or Masters research students within the Discipline.  

The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has attracted a significant number of new appointments in the last five years, demonstrating the competitive nature of our practice and our growing national and international profile. Our strategic plan will deliver a new centre for translation research in Reproductive Biology and Reproductive Medicine over the next few years, with further advancements in that specialty.

Teaching

The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology delivers undergraduate teaching in the UNSW Medicine MD program with well-structured and frequently commended teaching in all three phases of the program. Students can attend the Royal Hospital for Women, or one of our other affiliated teaching hospitals such as the St George & Sutherland Hospital, Bankstown Hospital or Liverpool Hospital.  Phase 1 of the MD involves a shared clinical communications program over a six week period, Phase 2 involves three weeks of a six-week teaching course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Discipline is also a popular choice for Honours and Independent Learning Projects for students at this stage in their studies.  Students complete an eight-week clinical program in the Discipline on Phase 3. Our teaching is primarily delivered by academic and hospital clinicians and who actively practice in the areas of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and are hence in the ideal position to pass on knowledge and skills to undergraduates.

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