FGM training and education for medical students

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Dear Cardiff University,

Please, can you confirm if any training is provided to your medical students during their course on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and safeguarding surrounding this practice?

Please, can you confirm in what format this training is provided (online training, lectures, clinical skills training, CBL/PBL, anatomy)?

Is any teaching on FGM examinable?

Approximately how many hours are spent on this training throughout a medical degree programme?

If you do not currently provide training on this topic, do you intend to change this in the next few years?

Yours faithfully,

A Cameron

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Allan

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 5 February 2019 in which you requested information regarding FGM training for medical students.

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI19-060 which should be quoted in all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to receive a response no later than 5 March 2019.

Where we consider that we will not be able to meet this deadline or if further time is required to consider the public interest test we will contact you as soon as possible and give you a revised date for response.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Yours sincerely

Gail Thomas
Swyddog Sicrwydd
Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2il Lawr, Friary House
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ebost : [email address]  

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhwy oedi.
Gail Thomas
Assurance Officer
Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email: [email address

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Allan

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 5
February 2019 in which you requested information regarding FGM training
for medical students.

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

1.           Please, can you confirm if any training is provided to your
medical students during their course on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
and safeguarding surrounding this practice?

 

We offer teaching in FGM and safeguarding.  It is within a session in the
year 4 Women, Child and Family unit consolidation block. It is within a 4
1/2 hour session entitled - "Law, Ethics and Human Rights in Women’s and
Children’s Health. A doctor has a legal obligation to inform if they
believe a girl under 18 is at risk of, or has undergone FGM. Human rights
and rights of the child are important considerations in all fields of
medicine and every practicing doctor should be aware of these key issues.
This session is therefore essential for future doctors to inform
themselves of the issues." Half of this session focuses solely on FGM.

 

2.           Please, can you confirm in what format this training is
provided (online training, lectures, clinical skills training, CBL/PBL,
anatomy)?

 

This session is split into a plenary lecture followed by group work and
then a wrap up plenary lecture.  Also Student Selected Components (SSCs)
are offered in year 4 and year 3 around the subject of FGM.

 

3.           Is any teaching on FGM examinable?

 

The sessions learning outcomes are mapped to the higher learning outcomes
and can therefore be examined within the Progress tests.

 

4.           Approximately how many hours are spent on this training
throughout a medical degree programme?

 

2.25 hours in year 4.  Plus time spent on the year 3 and year 4 SSCs (if
student choose this option), which is 7 weeks full-time.

 

5.           If you do not currently provide training on this topic, do
you intend to change this in the next few years?

 

Not-applicable.

 

I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  The University has a
Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure should you feel dissatisfied
with this response or the way in which your request was handled.
Complaints must be made in writing and must set out why you believe the
University has not met its obligations under the Freedom of Information
Act.  You may email your complaint to [email address] where it
will be forwarded to the Director of Strategic Planning and Governance who
will be responsible for overseeing the review.

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
consideration.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the
following address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance please feel free to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Gail Thomas Gail Thomas

Swyddog Sicrwydd Assurance Officer

Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu Strategic Planning and Governance

Prifysgol Caerdydd Cardiff University

2il Lawr, Friary House 2^nd Floor, Friary House

Heol y Brodyr Llwydion Greyfriars Road

Caerdydd Cardiff

CF10 3AE CF10 3AE

Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327 Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327

Ebost : [1][email address]   Email:
[2][email address
 
 
Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth
yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.  Ni fydd The University welcomes
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhwy oedi. correspondence in Welsh or
English.  Corresponding in Welsh
will not lead to any delay.

 

 

 

 

 

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