PG Gynecology & MRCOG In UK

Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine This programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the field of prenatal genetics and fetal medicine, specifically human genetics, human embryonic development and fetal medicine. There is a strong focus on the development of key skills and careers advice in the programme.

You will develop a knowledge and understanding of the field of prenatal genetics and fetal medicine, specifically in the areas of basic genetics and technology, genetic mechanisms, medical genetics, organogenesis and fetal development, gametogenesis and IVF, prenatal diagnosis and screening, fetal and prenatal medicine, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis and developing technology.

On completion of the programme, you will have gained knowledge of both the clinical and laboratory aspects of prenatal genetics and fetal medicine. This will enable the science-orientated students to go on to pursue research degrees, further training for careers in prenatal diagnosis or embryology, or other careers in the field or in general science. Medically-orientated students will be able to develop their careers in the field of fetal medicine.

Also gain transferable skills
•  information technology
•  analysis of scientific papers
•  essay writing
•  seminar presentation
•  research techniques
•  peer review
•  laboratory skills

Mandatory modules
•  Basic Genetics and Technology
•  Gametogenesis, Preimplantation Development and IVF
•  Genetic Mechanisms
•  Medical Genetics
•  Organogenesis and Fetal Development
•  Prenatal Diagnosis and Screening
•  Fetal and Perinatal Medicine
•  Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Developing Technology

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical demonstrations in laboratories, observation days in fetal medicine and IVF units, and student presentations. There are a number of peer-led learning activities. Assessment is through essays, patient case reports, and critical reviews of papers, online problem booklet, examinations and the dissertation.

Entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree with a minimum overall CGPA of 7.75/10, 6.25/8.0, 5.75/7.0, 4.25/6.0, 3.3/4.0, or 60% where a GPA scale is not used. The overall mark required is dependent on the subject and the ranking of the institution at which the degree has been taken.

MTI scheme
The MTI scheme allows International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to come to the UK for a maximum of two years to train within the National Health Service (NHS). IMGs benefit greatly from the knowledge; skills and techniques learned within the NHS and can use them to improve the level of patient care in their home country on their return. In addition, UK hospitals who provide a placement for IMGs benefit from increased workforce capacity and the skills and knowledge that IMGs can share with their UK colleagues. During the placement, IMGs follow a similar assessment process to UK trainees. The expectations of IMGs in terms of their performance and targets should be based on the same standards as UK trainees at ST2 level initially, until, with support from the hospital, they move to ST3–4 level for the majority of their placement.