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Obstetrics and gynaecology course for exchange students

This course is only open to inbound medical students from our partner universities.

Main area: Medicine

Subject: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Credits: 18 (12 weeks, full-time)

Course code: VMFM03

Type of course: International course at the undergraduate level

Grade: The grading scale of this course: Pass (G), Fail (U)

Teaching language: English

Study period:

  • Spring semester 2024: January 31 - April 24 (12 weeks)

NOTE: The student must arrive one week prior the course to repeat an MRSA screening.

Prerequisites: Studies in a Medical programme at a foreign university corresponding to 8 semesters in the Medical programme at Lund University, including courses in pharmacology, internal medicine and surgery. Good knowledge of English.

Course structure: Each week consists of 3,5 days practice, half day seminar and one day lecture.

More information concerning objectives, course content, examination and prerequisites:

Syllabus VMFM03 Obstetrics and Gynaecology (PDF 65 kB, new window)

The lectures will cover the topics:

  • Normal pregnancy and normal delivery, antenatal surveillance
  • Prolonged pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy and IUGR
  • Preeclampsia, Hypertension, Gestational diabetes, Thromboembolic complications
  • Gynaecological bleeding disturbances, and endocrinology
  • Gynaecological infections
  • Gynaecological benign tumours, cancers, and cervical cancer prevention
  • Abortion, contraception, and Infertility investigation including assisted reproduction.
  • Urogynaecology and prolapse problems
  • Sexology

Contact information

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Skåne University Hospital, Lund
S-221 85 Lund

Course leader
Associate Professor Päivi Kannisto
E-mail: christer [dot] borgfeldt [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (päivi[dot]kannisto[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Course administrator
Lisette Jelivi
E-mail: lisette [dot] jelivi [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (lisette[dot]jelivi[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)