Introduction to Obstetrics - 3 Day Course

Introduction to Obstetrics - 3 Day Course




This 3-day program is specifically designed for health professionals who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. It is suitable for those who aim to develop and master transabdominal and transvaginal techniques to acquire, interpret, document and apply ultrasound to clinical management and improve patient care. Identify pathology, multiple pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location. Locate correct planar anatomy & measure fetal biometry, AFI and Dopplers. On day 3, no lectures, no demos, just pure practical scanning, from start to finish. With a 3:1 tutor ratio it is a great opportunity to improve and gain confidence in your obstetric skills.




  • 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 & Advanced Early Pregnancy
  • Monitoring the Foetus


ACRRM | This course is approved for 22 total activity hours. PDP units: 14 Performance Review, 7 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 6. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.


RANZCOG 17.5 CPD points approved


RACGP | CPD Accredited Activity 40 points under RACGP 2020-22 CPD program. Approved for specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 2 days training grants Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emergency Medicine. RACGP Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 193162.



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Broadbeach Water, QLD 4218

Introduction to Obstetrics - 3 Day Course

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