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Early Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound for Emergency, Point of Care and Allied Health Practitioners -“TBA Post CoVid 19”


This is a 2 day intensive “hands on” training program that is designed for Emergency Practitioners and trainees,Remote and Rural practitioners and nurses with little or no previous ultrasound experience. The course will be delivered by medical educationalists and ultrasound experts ensuring a collaborative and supportive learning environment. A variety of high quality equipment is used in conjunction with scanning models and phantoms, ensuring the consolidation of practical scanning.

The course will cover the theoretical and practical CCPU and CAHPU units  for Basic Gynaecology, Basic Early and Advanced Early Pregnancy  . If applicants wish to apply for CCPU or CAHPU please contact ASUM .

Course objectives:

On completion of this course the participant should be able to:-

In the event the applicant has not completed their ASUM Physics course, a 90 minute session on physics, artifacts and image optimization will be held to ensure an adequate understanding.

Recognise and describe the normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the uterus, ovaries and adnexae.

Describe and perform the transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound examinations of the female pelvis and first trimester pregnancy.

Recognise common abnormalities of the female pelvis and first trimester pregnancy in the acute clinical environment.

Optimise the imaging parameters, transducer and patient to produce a diagnostic ultrasound image.

Have the clinical knowledge and ultrasound skills to be able to make appropriate management decisions.

Understand the limitations and pitfalls of performing an ultrasound examination of the female pelvis and early pregnancy

The curriculum includes:

▪       Basic physics, artifacts and image optimisation

▪       Scanning techniques, Physical Principles and Safety

▪       Anatomy and physiology and pathology of the female pelvis

▪       Transabdominal and transvaginal female pelvic scan techniques

▪       Imaging and scanning techniques of the normal/abnormal female pelvis

▪       Imaging of early Pregnancy including (viability, bleeding, pelvic pain and ectopic pregnancy)

▪       Imaging and documentation protocols for the female pelvis and early pregnancy

▪       Patient management in the clinical situation

▪       Limitations and pitfalls of basic gynaecological and early pregnancy ultrasound


“Great hands on opportunities with co-operative models.”

– Sue B., Kalnura NSW

“An excellent course to begin to understand the basics of obstetric ultrasound.”

– Amy B., Wheeler Heights NSW

“I was very impressed with Sue and Linda’s knowledge and professionalism. Both extremely helpful.”

– Julie L., Broadmeadows, NSW

” Interactive educational weekend conducted by highly knowledgeable supportive teachers.”

– Carly E., Westmead, NSW

” Good practice and the knowledge has been improved.”

–  Han L., Penrith, NSW