Curriculum learning outcomes at graduation

At completion of advanced training, new Fellows will have demonstrated that they have the following knowledge and skills. 

Medical care

  • Have knowledge of all topics relating to family planning matters in New Zealand including history taking, examination, investigations, patient management and public health.

  • Have knowledge of all contraception methods available in NZ and provide a tiered approach to counselling ensuring the patient has sufficient information to make an informed choice.

  • Have knowledge of all topics related to sexual health matters in New Zealand, including history taking, examination, screening and testing, patient management, public health.

  • Have knowledge of all gynaecological health issues including fertility, menstruation, abortion, urogynaecology including accurate assessment and diagnosis, epidemiology, patient and condition management.

  • Demonstrate advanced abilities in clinical reasoning and judgement, and an ability to manage clinical situations

  • Recognize current limits of medical expertise

  • Customize care according to the individual needs and wishes of patients in their care, taking into account their personal beliefs, experiences, and social, economic and cultural background


  • Demonstrate understanding of relevant social and cultural issues that impact upon the provision of healthcare to patients and their families/whānau

  • Understand the physical and emotional models and norms of medical gynaecology in the context of lifestyle, culture, health, environment and related social factors. 

  • Demonstrate shared decision-making skills in the care of their patient and whānau

Collaboration and management

  • Hold an appreciation of human and cultural diversity and respect for the values of individuals and different cultural groups


  • Have knowledge of legislation relating to abortion and sexual health in New Zealand

  • Have knowledge of the Principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and an appreciation of the implications of the Principles for Māori health.

  • Have knowledge of models for understanding Māori health, including but not limited to Te Whare Tapa Whā.

  • Have knowledge of the subspecialty introductory topic and an understanding of its significance in the context of sexual and reproductive health. 


  • Develop, implement and monitor a personal, ongoing professional development / continuing education strategy in order to:

    • maintain up-to-date knowledge and practices

    • be flexible in terms of changes in career paths