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Obstetric Ultrasound

Course highlights

  • Ultrasound machine orientation
  • Transducer manipulation techniques
  • Transabdominal Gynaecological ultrasound
  • First Trimester ultrasound
  • Third Trimester ultrasound


Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 05 Dec 2022 $4,100.00Not available
  • 30 Jan 2023 $4,100.00Not available
  • 27 Mar 2023 $4,100.00
  • 05 Jun 2023 $4,100.00
  • 10 Jul 2023 $4,100.00
  • 18 Sep 2023 $4,100.00
  • 06 Nov 2023 $4,100.00


In this Obstetric ultrasound course you will 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 and measure fetal biometry, AFI and Doppler.

Fine tune your probe manipulation techniques in transabdominal and transvaginal scanning. Suitable for all health practitioners interested in mastering obstetric ultrasound.

Who should attend?

  • Gynaecologist
  • Junior House Officer
  • Midwife
  • Obstetrician
  • Rural Generalist
  • Senior House Officer
  • Sonographer


The objectives of this obstetric ultrasound course are:

First Trimester Ultrasound:

  • Identify and examine an intrauterine pregnancy with a heartbeat present;
  • Describe the criteria for failed pregnancy;
  • Describe pregnancy of unknown location;
  • Scanning on transvaginal phantoms.

Third Trimester Ultrasound:

  • Identify and measure cervix length;
  • Identify and examine the placenta;
  • Describe some placenta, cord & cervix- variants & pathology;
  • Discuss translabial scanning;
  • Establish fetal lie and locate fetal structures;
  • Identify and record cardiac activity using M-mode and pulsed wave;
  • Locate correct planar anatomy and measure fetal biometry (BPD, HC, AC, FL, EFW)
  • Identify normal and abnormal fetal anatomy in the following fetal regions: head, heart, abdomen, pelvis, spine, limbs;
  • Identify signs of fetal wellbeing;
  • Scan and measure the Amniotic Fluid Index;
  • Scan and measure the umbilical artery cord Doppler;
  • Describe the limitations of point of care ultrasound and when to on-refer the patient.



CCPU Units included in this course:

  • Basic Early Pregnancy
  • Basic Monitoring the Fetus

Course 034 is approved for 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies.


This course is approved for 27 total activity hours. PDP units: 27 Educational Activity. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.


CPD Accredited Activity 40 points under RACGP 2020-22 CPD program. Approved for specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 3 days training grants under Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emergency Medicine. RACGP Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 192307.

Theoretical 5.75
Practical 18.25
Total 24

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.