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Rural Medicine

Course highlights

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


Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 01 Jul 2024 $4,850.00
  • 12 Aug 2024 $4,850.00Closed
  • 23 Sep 2024 $4,850.00
  • 28 Oct 2024 $4,850.00


This point of care ultrasound course for rural and remote medicine will help you to gain the practical skills and technical know-how to confidently perform common procedures in the Rural Generalist arsenal, including ultrasound guided vascular access, nerve blocks, fluid localisation and foreign body removal.

Informed use of point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) can assist rural clinicians to risk stratify clinical decision making in the challenging contexts presented in rural and remote medicine. This five-day course targets important branch points in patient management decisions rather than a deep dive into any one system and is perfect for the Rural Generalist.

 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), cholecystitis or hydronephrosis?
  • What is the cause of my patient’s shocked state?
  • Could this be an ectopic pregnancy?
  • Does this patient have a pneumothorax?
  • Is this COPD or heart failure? How can I differentiate the dyspnoeic patient?

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 3 day and 2 day point of care ultrasound courses.

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:

  • Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (eFAST)
  • Lung
  • Basic Soft Tissue

Approved for Educational Activities 39.25 hours.


This course is approved for 38 total activity hours. PDP units: 20 Educational Activity, 18 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 8.5 hours, Reviewing Performance 27.75 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 5 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and 3 days Emergency Medicine training grants. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 391017.

Theoretical 12
Practical 22.25
Total 34.25

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.