Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine

Name(s) of the Institute(s) teaching the subject:

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Name of the subject: Obstetrics and Gynecology (5th year)

Credits: 6              

The total number of hours: 84 lectures: 15               practices: 69                seminars:

Type of the course (mandatory/elective):    mandatory    

Course director (tutor): Prof. dr. Nándor Ács

Contact details: +36-1-2100290

Position: professor, head

Aim of the subject and its place in the curriculum:  

The main goal of the obstetrics and gynecology block in the fifth year is to show the clinical signs and symptoms of the most common diseases in obstetrics and gynecology, and to teach the mentality and everyday routine of the subject.

Location of the course (lecture hall, practice room, etc.):

Semmelweis University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Mailing address: 26 Üllői út, Budapest, 1085, Hungary


Competencies gained upon the successful completion of the subject: 

Obstetrics and gynecology studies start in the fifth year and – throughout the whole curricula – finishes at the end of the sixth year as part of the clinical education. During this period, our goal is to set the knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology together with the knowledge of other theoretical and clinical subjects of medicine. Our goal is to have graduated doctors with up-to-date theoretical knowledge and practical skills, who are able to build correct human relationships with patients, relatives and colleagues, and are able to work in medicine independently.

Prerequisite(s) for admission to the subject:

Finishing 4th year studies.

Minimum and maximum number of students registering for the course:

Student selection method in case of oversubscription:

Based on registration in the NEPTUN system.

How to register for the course:

In the NEPTUN system.

Detailed thematic of the course: 


The education of the subject is based on a block system. During the two weeks block, students are visiting the Department for 8 days for the theoretical and practical courses and for the exams. Exams closing the block system are on the last week. As there are different topics during the block, students are educated rotating weekly, so at the same time, fewer students are studying a subspeciality. These students are further divided into smaller groups for practices next to the patient bed and for practices at the gynecological and obstetrical outpatient wards and delivery room.

Practice themes:

  • Prenatal care
  • Ultrasonography
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Pathological pregnancy
  • Delivery room
  • Skill lab
  • Family planning
  • Outpatient clinic
  • Colposcopy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Assisted reproduction
  • Preparation for labor


  • Periconceptional period
  • Maternal changes during pregnancy
  • Prenatal care    
  • Ultrasonography, Fetal monitoring
  • Labor and delivery
  • Pathological delivery
  • Operative delivery
  • Puerperium
  • Pregnancy pathology I-III.
  • Twin gestation
  • Neonatology
  • Genetics I-II.
  • Gynecological endocrinology
  • Inflammatory diseases in OB&GYN
  • Infertility problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Major gynecological benign diseases
  • Gynecological oncology I-III.
  • Contraception
  • Menopause
  • Urogynecology

Potential overlap(s) with other subjects: 

  • Acute diseases – surgery, urology, intensive care
  • Mature and premature newborn care – pediatrics
  • Tumors – pathology, oncology
  • Transfusion – 2 weeks transfusion course for 6th year students
  • Sepsis, hemorrhagic problems – intensive care 

Policy regarding the attendance and making up absences: 

According to the study and examination rules, participation on 75% of the courses is mandatory.

Means of assessing the students’ progress during the semester: 

As the education course is short, no interim exams will take place during the study period. Interactive practices and visits will allow checking the knowledge of the students.

Requirement for acknowledging the semester (signature): 

At least 75% participation on the course.

Type of the examination: Oral

Exam requirements:

 Oral questions: check the list of questions on the homepage of the Department 

Type and method of grading: 

  • Activity during the block practice (10%) + oral exam (90%)
  • 90-100% excellent, 80-89% good, 70-79% average, 60-69% satisfactory, 0-59% failed

How to register for the exam: Through the NEPTUN system.

Opportunities to retake the exam:  Based on the study and examination rules.

Literature, i.e., printed, electronic and online notes, textbooks, tutorials :

  • Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology N.F. Hacker and J.G. Moore 5th Edition
  • Obstetrics by Ten Teachers 20th Edition
  • Gynecology by Ten Teachers 20th Edition