Centenary of the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences

The gynaecological subspecialties: advances in women’s health

Zephne M van der Spuy, Silke J Dyer, Stephen T Jeffery, Lynette A Denny

Abstract


Under Professor Dennis Davey’s leadership, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology recognised the need for subspecialist expertise and training. Thus, the gynaecological subspecialties were developed, the first of which was gynaecological oncology. We review the research, and subsequent clinical application, which has evolved from the subspecialist units.

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Zephne M van der Spuy, Groote Schuur Hospital and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Silke J Dyer, Groote Schuur Hospital and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Stephen T Jeffery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Lynette A Denny, Groote Schuur Hospital and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

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Keywords

Reproductive Medicine; Gynaecological Oncology; Urogynaecology

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(6):419-421.

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-03-14
Date published: 2012-03-23

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