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Home  >  Board Review Courses  >  Introduction to Obstetrics - 2 Day Course (Mar, 2020)
Credits : 40
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Introduction to Obstetrics - 2 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from Mar 26 - 27, 2020 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. 

12 CPD points
Trainees are able to obtain credit for courses undertaken up to 12 months before they commenced in the FRANZCOG training program

This course accredited for 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Pregnancy (1st trimester) and Monitoring the Foetus (2nd and 3rd Trimester).

Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 2 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;
Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3

Activity Number: 103297, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology Grant Approved Training – 2 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery.

Australian College Midwives approved for 11 CPD points

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.

Course Objectives:
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
• Identify & examine an intrauterine pregnancy with a heartbeat present
• Describe the criteria for failed pregnancy
• Describe pregnancy of unknown location
• Commence scanning on transvaginal phantoms
• Identify & measure the cervix length
• Identify & examine the placenta
• Describe some placenta, cord & cervix- variants & pathology
• Discuss translabial scanning
• Establish fetal lie and locate fetal structures 
• Identify & record cardiac activity
• M-mode
• Pulsed Wave ( > 12 weeks)
• Locate correct planar anatomy & measure fetal biometry (BPD, HC, AC & FL & EFW)
• Identify signs of fetal wellbeing
• Scan & measure the Amniotic Fluid Index
• Scan & measure the umbilical artery cord Doppler 
• Be aware of the limitations of point of care ultrasound and when to on-refer the patient

Course Content:
• System orientation and probe manipulation techniques
• Early pregnancy assessment
• Transabdominal and transvaginal techniques 
• Third Trimester-
○ Identifying the cervix & placental location
○ Fetal location and lie
○ Fetal Biometry
○ A mniotic Fluid Index (AFI)
○ Cord Doppler


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Contact No. : +61 7 552 66655,
04029 123 77

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Venue Address

Australian Institute of Ultrasound
2 Miami Key, Broadbeach Waters
Gold coast, Queensland, Australia

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