Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Ultrasound is an essential skill in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Our department has introduced several exciting initiatives to upskill our registrars in this regard.

Simulation training is a well-established method in medicine for teaching individuals to improve their practical skills in a safe and controlled environment. Our department, in conjunction with the department of Radiology, has purchased a state-of-the-art Scan Trainer machine. The scan trainer provides the user with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to perform a basic and advanced ultrasound exam during pregnancy. The machine has both an abdominal and transvaginal probe and provides real time feedback to the user during the scan.

All registrars will be required to complete essential modules on the scan trainer. It is hoped that the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired can then be used in clinical practice to improve patient management.

The department has introduced a compulsory portfolio and logbook in ultrasound for registrars. The aim of this initiative is to ensure that registrars are performing ultrasound examinations according to international guidelines and standards of care.

We are also hoping to host an ultrasound workshop during the year, with experts in the field, to assist with practical demonstrations of performing an ultrasound examination during pregnancy.  All interested parties are welcome to attend.


To be a leading discipline embedded in excellent provision of maternal and women’s health care through translatable research and innovation in training


In line with the vision and mission of the University, the discipline aims to:

  • Offer excellent and appropriate under- and postgraduate training, that is innovative, current and socially relevant
  • Promote professional, compassionate and optimal service to women, through relevant research and evidence-based good clinical practices.
  • Prioritize issues relating to reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality, reduction of preventable cancers in women, as well as reduction of litigation in the discipline