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Over the last two decades, there were an increasing number of postgraduate qualifications in obstetrics & gynaecology from SMSB or other similar institutions. Equally, there was an increasing in the number of medical education institutes & faculties, where a good number of obstetricians were involved as staff members, without having enough training to deal with evolution in medical education. There is a real need for training in research guided towards solution of local health problems in obstetrics & gynaecology, at the same time qualifications of newly specialized obstetricians to fill various posts in the growing universities.
» Goals of PhD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
To organize a specialist programme for full training & qualification of young obstetricians in research & medical education in obstetrics & gynaecology.
» Objectives of PhD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
A candidate is able to initiate & conduct a scientific research with following criteria:-
Solving a problem or answering a question in obstetrics & gynaecology in the community or at health service provision.
Solving a problem or answering a question in medical education, training & evaluation with innovation in obstetrics & gynaecology.
Utilizing the available resources for conducting a good research.
» Admission for PhD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Candidate should be qualified as a clinical obstetrician & gynecologist at SMSB or any other similar institutes.
Candidate should be registered as a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology in the SMC registrar or any other equivalent council.
» Regulation for PhD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Regulation for admission, registration, supervision, duration of the study, residence, evaluation, submission of a thesis & certification are consistent with regulation of medical specialization board of Omdurman Islamic University.
A candidate has to attend an internal course of advanced study in research for a period of four weeks.
After submission & approval of the title of the thesis, it will not be changed without permission of the research committee.
For preparation & writing of a thesis detailed guidelines are to be followed & will be provided by the registrar.
Thesis should focus on a priority subject relevant to maternal & peri-natal mortality & morbidity or innovation in medical education in obstetrics & gynecology.
If a successful candidate publishes his thesis for MD in obstetrics & gynecology in Omdurman Islamic University, or part of it, he should mention that at an appropriate place in his publication.
Retrospective studies are not accepted for this MD thesis.
Descriptive studies can be accepted in particular conditions, if really propose for intervention.
» Time frame for MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Duration: Minimum of two years & maximum of five years.
Introductory course for conducting & writing a thesis: Two weeks
a- Introduction to research.
b- Research methodology.
c- Study design.
d- Literature review, electronic search & critical appraisal,
e- Data collection & sampling
Data editing & statistical analysis: One week.
Ethics in reproductive health research: One week.
Writing & approval of proposal & protocols for research: Six weeks
Literature search & writing of literature review: Eight weeks.
Data collection: One calendar year at least.
Writing research methodology, analysis of results, discussion & final layout of the thesis: Six months.
Arrangement for evaluation, presentation & certification: Two - Four weeks.