MOET: Bangladesh – an initial experience


Reprint request to: Linda Lucking, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Children's Division, Maternity Building, Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6QG, UK. Email:


Objectives:  To summarize the quantitative and qualitative immediate assessments of the Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET) course and to examine the individual changes in score obtained for each of the scenarios.

Methods:  Students’ knowledge before and after the course was evaluated with a standardized comprehensive questionnaire.

Results:  All candidates showed an improvement in postcourse, compared to precourse, scores. In the individual score analysis only one scenario showed a non-significant change. The majority of other scenarios showed highly significant improvement between the two scores.

Conclusion:  This paper summarises the development of the first MOET course to be run outside the UK. It demonstrates the reliability of the model-based scenario foundation with a highly significant improvement in knowledge about obstetric emergency management. Further evaluation of longer term practice changes is now required.