Introduction to Obstetrics (Essentials)


Cost: $1650 inc GST

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Program description

  • This 2 day program is specifically designed for health professionals who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. Practical scanning with volunteers at varying gestations is also included.

Specific topics include

  • System orientation and probe manipulation techniques
  • Early pregnancy assessment
  • Transabdominal and transvaginal techniques (with a phantom)
  • Third Trimester-

Identifying the cervix & placental location

Fetal location and lie

Fetal Biometry

Amntiotic Fluid Index (AFI)

Cord Doppler

Course objectives

  1. To provide an introduction to system orientation (machine buttons)
  2. To provide an overview of probe manipulation techniques
  3. To provide an understanding of early pregnancy assessment
  4. To provide an introduction to transvaginal techniques
  5. To provide an understanding of third trimester biometry
  6. To provide an understanding of AFI and cord doppler


Accredited CCPU units included in the course

Approved by ACRRM and RACGP for the Rural Procedural Grants Program

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. 

CPD 12 hours (Lecture 4.25hrs, Practical 7.25hrs)

RANZCOG Accredited - 12 points

Course Feedback

  • 'This is an excellent course - very relevant'
  • 'This is a great course for beginners, will definitely recommend'

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:

Introduction to Obstetrics (Essentials)

05 Jul - 06 Jul
OBR07A-17 $1,650.00
Booked out
26 Jul - 27 Jul
OBR07B-17 $1,650.00
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30 Aug - 31 Aug
OBR08-17 $1,650.00
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11 Oct - 12 Oct
OBR10-17 $1,650.00
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13 Dec - 14 Dec
OBR12-17 $1,650.00
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