"Extended" Introduction to Obstetrics


Cost: $3875 inc GST

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Revised Program

Effective as of April 1st 2017

Program Description

This five-day course has been specifically designed to introduce scanning methodology and the protocols used during pregnancy. A mixture of theoretical and practical tuition with volunteers of varying gestations will be included. The five-day program allows for more practical tuition and consolidation of the foundation skills needed for obstetric scanning. 

Specific topics include

  • System orientation and probe manipulation techniques
  • First trimester scanning
  • Second trimester scanning
  • Third trimester scanning

Course objectives

  1. To provide an understanding of machine controls including B-Mode, M-Mode & doppler techniques.
  2. To provide an understanding of obstetric ultrasound examinations and the protocols required for all three trimesters.
  3. Transvaginal techniques will be taught using phantoms for early pregnancy and ectopic pregancy
  4. To provide skills in obtaining the fetal biometry at various gestations.
  5. To provide an understanding of the amniotic fluid index (AFI) and cord doppler.


Accredited CCPU units included in the course

Basic Early Pregnancy

Basic Monitoring of The Fetus (2nd and 3rd Trimester)


Approved by ACRRM and RACGP for the Rural Procedural Grants Program


Eligible for rural procedural grants funding under all components. Procedural GPs can receive $2000 per day, for up to 10 days of training per financial year, and GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. 

PDP points: 30 PRPD; MOPS points: 30 Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Women's Health; 30 Radiology; 30 Emergency Medicine




Course Feedback

  • 'Excellent course directed at individual needs'
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the course - has given me confidence with 2nd & 3rd trimester scanning'
  • 'This one of the best courses I have attended 

Electronic logbook services with expert feedback 

To help maintain & improve your skills we offer an online ultrasound mentoring service so that our experienced staff can guide your hand by giving critical feedback on your uploaded images. The logged cases can then be saved on the AIU site to be used as a personal electronic logbook for future credentialing purposes.

Upcoming dates for this course:

"Extended" Introduction to Obstetrics

11 Sep - 15 Sep
OGFTT09-17 $3,875.00
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23 Oct - 27 Oct
OGFTT10-17 $3,875.00
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20 Nov - 24 Nov
OGFTT11-17 $3,875.00
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29 Jan - 02 Feb
OGFTT05-18 $3,875.00
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26 Feb - 02 Mar
OGFTT09-18 $3,875.00
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30 Apr - 04 May
OGFTT18-18 $3,875.00
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04 Jun - 08 Jun
OGFTT23-18 $3,875.00
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16 Jul - 20 Jul
OGFTT29-18 $3,875.00
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13 Aug - 17 Aug
OGFTT33-18 $3,875.00
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24 Sep - 28 Sep
OGFTT39-18 $3,875.00
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29 Oct - 02 Nov
OGFTT44-18 $3,875.00
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26 Nov - 30 Nov
OGFTT48-18 $3,875.00
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