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Emergency Medicine (Basic)

Course highlights

  • Early pregnancy assessment


Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 25 Nov 2023 $900.00Closed
  • 13 Jan 2024 $950.00
  • 09 Mar 2024 $950.00
  • 25 May 2024 $950.00
  • 13 Jul 2024 $950.00
  • 14 Sep 2024 $950.00
  • 23 Nov 2024 $950.00


This early pregnancy ultrasound course is specifically designed for health professionals who have an interest in point of care ultrasound (PoCUS). Fine-tune your technique with a systematic approach to practical hands-on scanning on varying gestations.

  • Establish a systematic approach to transabdominal and transvaginal scanning;
  • Answer critical questions in early pregnancy;
  • Evaluate viability of the pregnancy;
  • Survey the pelvis for pregnancy of unknown location;
  • Confirm an intrauterine pregnancy;
  • Describe the criteria for failed pregnancy.

Who should attend?

  • Emergency Physician
  • General Practitioner
  • Junior House Officer
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Obstetrician
  • Paediatrician
  • Paramedic
  • Retrieval Medicine Physician
  • Rural Generalist
  • Senior House Officer


The objectives of this early pregnancy ultrasound course are:

  • Identify the parameters for the safe application of ultrasound in early pregnancy and its limitations in medical diagnosis;
  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound;
  • Practice hands-on ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions;
  • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions;
  • Acquire images obtained on pregnant patient models;
  • Interpret images on a variety of pregnant patient models;
  • Recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations and case-based learning;
  • Document the ultrasound findings;
  • Describe the criteria for early pregnancy loss;
  • Describe the ultrasound appearances of pregnancies of unknown location;
  • Equip the learner with the foundation skills to begin to incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions.



CCPU units included in the course:

  • Basic Early Pregnancy

Course 022 is approved for 4.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies.


This course is approved for 7 total activity hours. PDP units: 3 Performance Review, 2 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 3, 3. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.


CPD Approved Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 1 hours, Reviewing Performance 5 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 402524.

Theoretical 1.5
Practical 3
Total 4.5

Australian Institute of Ultrasound
2 Miami Key
Broadbeach Waters
QLD 4218

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Morning tea and refreshments are provided.