Comprehensive knowledge of the regional anatomy of the pelvis,
abdomen, thorax, breast, thigh, endocrine glands, hypothalamus,
spinothalamic tracts and meninges. Detailed knowledge of relevant bones,
joints, muscles, blood vessels, Lymphatics, nerve supply and histology.
Basic understanding of cell structure.
Comprehensive knowledge female genital tract & gonadal development,
kidney development, Pharyngeal arches & Aortic arches, embryology of
Comprehensive knowledge of all hormones and humoral agents (both
sexes) including their chemistry, formation from precursors, storage,
release, transport, mode and site of action, regulation and distribution
in all body compartments as well as their physiological and pathological
activities. Detailed knowledge of the processes involved in
Comprehensive knowledge of the characteristics, recognition,
prevention, eradication and pathological effects of all commonly
encountered bacteria, viruses, Rickettsia, fungi, protozoa, parasites
and toxins, including an understanding of the principles of infection
Comprehensive knowledge of the properties, pharmacodynamics, actions,
interactions and hazards of drugs and anaesthetic agents commonly used
in the mother, fetus and neonate. Detailed knowledge of the principles
of teratogenicity and of prescribing during pregnancy and lactation.
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Understanding of commonly used terms and techniques. Interpretation
of results of research investigations.
Comprehensive knowledge of human physiology with particular reference
to the male and female reproductive systems, pregnancy, the fetus and
the neonate. Quantitative information about common physiological
activities. Understanding of the principles of nutrition, water,
electrolyte and acid base balance and cell biology.
Comprehensive knowledge of general pathological principles including
general, tissue and cellular responses to trauma, infection,
inflammation, disturbances in blood flow, loss of body fluids and
neoplasia. Detailed knowledge of common pathological conditions.
Genetics & Cell
Understanding of the structure and function of chromosomes and genes.
Knowledge of the principles of inheritance of chromosomal and genetic
disorders. Detailed knowledge of common inherited disorders and of
common fetal malformations. Details of the cell structures and cell
Comprehensive knowledge of the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids,
proteins and nucleic acids, of the roles of vitamins, minerals and
enzymes and of the composition and regulation of intracellular and
Comprehensive knowledge of immune mechanisms, both cell-mediated and
humorally mediated, and of the principles of reproductive immunology,
graft-host interaction, immunisation, immunosuppression, allergies and
Knowledge of the physical principles and biological effects of heat,
sound and electromagnetic radiation. Understanding of the principles of
laser, electrocardiography, isotopes, X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic