Professional Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

CPD Credits40

Women-specific health matters, including pregnancy, menopause and disorders of reproductive organs, account for over 25 per cent of a GP’s time.


This Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Professional Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, delivered in conjunction with iheed, is a nine-month online programme, designed specifically to cater for busy healthcare professionals. Drawing on the expertise of national and international experts in obstetrics and gynaecology, the programme provides learners with advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the health of women.

The objective is to give a solid grounding in the management of common and important obstetrics and gynaecological issues.

Who is the programme aimed at?

  • Residents/doctors preparing for entry into specialism in obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Nurses and Midwives involved in delivery of care in woman’s health

What will you learn?

Obstetrics modules and topics include:

  • History taking, examination and communication
  • Physiology and Embryology
  • Anatomy
  • Drugs in Pregnancy
  • Early Pregnancy
  • Routine Antenatal Care
  • Antenatal complications
  • High risk/maternal medicine care
  • Labour and Birth
  • Postnatal Care

Gynaecology Modules and topics covered include:

  • Disorders of menstruation
  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection, Vaginal discharge, Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • HRT & menopause
  • Infertility
  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Cervical and Endometrial cancers
  • Ovarian and vulval cancers

What to expect?

This 9 month programme blends self-directed learning with tutor-led team-based learning. The course material has been designed by RCPI and is delivered online by iheed.

Throughout the course, you'll engage in:

  • Online self-guided content
  • Weekly online live tutorials
  • Tutor-moderated discussion forums
  • Interactive case studies
  • Reflective exercises
  • Online assessments

On successful completion of the full programme you will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Programme Benefits

Upon completion of this programme, you will:

  • have enhanced confidence in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of female patients
  • act as a patient advocate and coordinator of care for female patients across the continuum of female care
  • have exposure to research and current scientific evidence relating to OBGYN
  • have access to an evolving community of global leaders in women’s health


About iheed

Dublin-headquartered iheed Health Training Limited is a successful medical education technology organisation that partners with medical universities and postgraduate training bodies to reach doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals all around the world. It delivers postgraduate medical qualifications for healthcare professionals that improve their ability to deliver healthcare while enhancing their career prospects and global mobility.

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