Obstetric & Gynaecological Ultrasound




Evaluate all trimesters of pregnancy with a systematic approach to scanning. Acquire, interpret and integrate ultrasound findings into clinical management. Establish viability, identify multiple pregnancies, confirm situs, establish gestational age and monitor the developing fetus. Assess growth and wellbeing. Locate correct planar anatomy & measure fetal biometry, AFI and Doppler. Fine tune your probe manipulation techniques in transabdominal and transvaginal scanning. Fine tune your probe manipulation techniques in transabdominal and transvaginal scanning.Suitable for all health- practioners interested in mastering obstetric ultrasound.




  • System orientation and probe manipulation techniques


  • Assesment of Uterus & adnexa transabdominally

First Trimester

  • Early pregnancy assessment-Transabdominal and transvaginal techniques 

Second & Third Trimester

  • Identifying the cervix & placental location
  • Fetal location and lie
  • Fetal Biometry
  • Fetal Anatomy
  • Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI)
  • Cord Doppler




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


Early Pregnancy

  • 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


Monitoring the Fetus (2nd & 3rd Trimester)

  • Identify & measure the cervix  length
  • Identify & examine the placenta
  • Describe some placenta, cord & cervix- variants & pathology
  • Discuss trans labial 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 normal fetal anatomy & some abnormal fetal anatomy in the following regions fetal head, heart, abdomen, pelvis, spine & limbs using case based learning and presentations
  • 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 | CPU units included in the course:

  • Basic Early Pregnancy
  • Advanced Early Pregnancy
  • Monitoring the Foetus (2nd and 3rd trimester)


RANZCOG | 24 CPD points

Trainees are able to obtain credit for courses undertaken up to 12 months before they commenced in the FRANZCOG training program


ACEM  | This course accredited for 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Early Pregnancy (1st trimester) and Monitoring the Foetus (2nd and 3rd trimester).


ACRRM | Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 4 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

Rural Procedural Grants Program – GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. Access: rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au.


RACGP | Activity Number: 142351, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology


Rural Grant Approved Training | 4 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery. Forward your certificate of attendance and program of the activity (including session times and content) and claim form to rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au.

Obstetric & Gynaecological Ultrasound - 4 Day Course

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