Introduction to Obstetrics




This 2 day program is specifically designed for health professionals who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. Practical scanning with volunteers at varying gestations is also included.




  • System orientation and probe manipulation techniques
  • Early pregnancy assessment
  • Transabdominal and transvaginal techniques 
  • Third Trimester-
    • Identifying the cervix & placental location
    • Fetal location and lie
    • Fetal Biometry
    • Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI)
    • Cord Doppler




On completion of the course the student should be able to:


  • Identify & examine an intrauterine pregnancy with a heartbeat present
  • Describe the criteria for failed pregnancy
  • Describe pregnancy of unknown location
  • Commence scanning on transvaginal phantoms
  • Identify & measure the cervix length
  • Identify & examine the placenta
  • Describe some placenta, cord & cervix- variants & pathology
  • Discuss translabial scanning  
  • Establish fetal lie and locate fetal structures 
  • Identify & record cardiac activity
    • M-mode
    • Pulsed Wave ( > 12 weeks)
  • Locate correct planar anatomy & measure fetal biometry (BPD, HC, AC & FL & EFW)
  • Identify signs of fetal wellbeing
  • Scan & measure the Amniotic Fluid Index
  • Scan & measure the umbilical artery cord Doppler 
  • Be aware of the limitations of point of care ultrasound and when to on-refer the patient




ASUM | CCPU units included in the course:


  • Basic Early Pregnancy
  • Advanced Early Pregnancy
  • Monitoring the Foetus


FRANZCOG:  Accredited - Approved

The Introduction to Obstetrics – 2 day course is a

RANZCOG approved ultrasound workshop which

fulfils the Ultrasound workshop requirement for FRANZCOG

trainees in the first 2 years of training.


FRANZCOG Trainees are able to obtain credit for this course,

if it was undertaken 24 months prior to commencing the

FRANZCOG training program


ACRRM I Awaiting approval



Gold Coast Office

2 Miami Key, Broadbeach Waters,

QLD 4218

Introduction to Obstetrics - 2 Day Course

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