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Rural Medicine

Course highlights

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (eFAST)
  • Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Vascular Access
  • Lung
  • Renal Hydronephrosis and Calculi


Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 12 Aug 2024 $3,510.00Closed
  • 23 Sep 2024 $3,510.00
  • 28 Oct 2024 $3,510.00Closed


If you are unable to dedicate five days to the comprehensive program, this three-day introductory ultrasound training course for doctors in Rural Medicine will ensure you know your way safely around an ultrasound machine, and also covers the core critical ultrasound assessments for the Rural Generalist.

Informed use of point of care ultrasound can assist Rural Generalist clinicians to risk stratify clinical decision making in the challenging contexts presented in rural and remote medicine.

Answer clinical questions at the bedside or roadside with nothing more than a handheld ultrasound, such as:

  • Does my patient with abdominal pain have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?
  • Does my multi-trauma patient have a pneumothorax or free fluid in the abdomen?
  • Does my patient with flank pain have hydronephrosis?
  • What is the cause of my patient’s shocked state?
  • Is this COPD or heart failure? How can I differentiate the dyspnoeic patient?

This course will help you to gain the practical skills and technical know-how in the essential ultrasound guided vascular access procedures which are core to the Rural Generalist arsenal.

Take these tools home, practise in your own environment, then work with us toward credentialing in those protocols that will have the highest yield in your practice.

See related 5 day and 2 day ultrasound training courses for Rural Medicine doctors below.

Who should attend?

  • Rural Generalist
  • General Practitioner
  • Emergency Physician
  • Junior House Officer
  • Paramedic


The prior ultrasound experience assumed for this course is highlighted below.

None/Minimal Don’t use ultrasound
Limited Use ultrasound weekly/monthly
Moderate/Experienced Use ultrasound daily/weekly



CCPU units included in the course:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Proximal DVT
  • Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (eFAST)
  • Lung

Approved for Educational Activities 24 hours.


This course is approved for 24 total activity hours. PDP units: 9 Educational Activity, 15 Performance Review. MOPS points: 30. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.


CPD Approved Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 5.5 hours, Reviewing Performance 17.5 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 3 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emergency Medicine training grants. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 439094.

Theoretical 8
Practical 13
Total 21

Australian Institute of Ultrasound
2 Miami Key
Broadbeach Waters
QLD 4218

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Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided each day.