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Course highlights

  • System orientation and probe manipulation techniques
  • Transabdominal and translabial techniques
  • Third Trimester scanning techniques


Course Dates
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  • 04 Jun 2024 $2,390.00Closed
  • 12 Nov 2024 $2,390.00


This two-day third trimester ultrasound course is specifically designed for Midwives and Nurses who have an interest in point of care ultrasound (PoCUS). This course focuses on hands-on practical scanning of real patient models of varying gestations within the third trimester.

Who should attend?

  • General Practitioner
  • Junior House Officer
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Obstetrician
  • Obstetric Registrar
  • Retrieval Medicine Physician
  • Rural Generalist
  • Senior House Officer
  • Sonographer


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

  • Identify and measure the cervix length.
  • Identify and examine the placenta.
  • Describe some placenta, cord and cervix variants and pathology.
  • Establish fetal lie and locate fetal structures.
  • Identify and record cardiac activity; M mode and PW.
  • Locate correct planar anatomy and measure fetal biometry (BPD, HC, AC & FL & EFW).
  • Identify signs of fetal wellbeing.
  • Scan and measure the Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI) and Deepest Vertical Pocket (DVP).
  • Scan and measure the umbilical artery cord doppler and the middle cerebral artery doppler.
  • Be aware of the limitations of point of care ultrasound and when to on-refer the patient.


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



Australian College of Midwives CPD Endorsed Activity, 13 CPD Endorsed hours.


This event is approved as continuing midwifery education by the Midwifery Council. Approval number: 2019CME016E

Theoretical 4.75
Practical 8
Total 12.75

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.