Learn more about the Ultrasound Course for General Practitioners (GP) Course

Guide common injections and get better treatment outcomes for your patients. Confidently confirm intrauterine pregnancy and allay patient anxiety.


On completion of this two-day clinically focused ultrasound program, physicians will:
  • Use ultrasound system controls to optimise imaging for accurate diagnosis
  • Develop proficiency in probe manipulation to efficiently acquire diagnostic images
  • Describe the limitations and clinical integration of the following ultrasound examinations:
    • 1st trimester
    • Soft tissue
    • Musculoskeletal
  • Use a systematic approach to conduct ultrasound assessment of
    • Early pregnancy to evaluate viability, ectopic, pregnancy loss and gestational age
    • lumps and bumps, foreign bodies and musculoskeletal applications such as gross muscle tears, joint effusions, bursitis and fractures
    • approach for guided procedures
  • Demonstrate ultrasound guided needle placement in- plane and out of plane for common therapeutic musculoskeletal injections using ultrasound simulators

CME recognition 

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised for CPD by ACRRM


Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised by ASUM for CCPU

Basic Soft Tissue, Basic Early Pregnancy

RACGP ultrasound for general practitioners CPD activity approved - Zedu

CPD Accredited Activity



  • Modules (total) 6
  • Skill level Novice
  • Duration (days) 2
  • Lectures (hours) 5.0
  • Scan time (hours) 8.5
  • Clinician No
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700
Day 2: 0830 – 1700



Image optimisation – interactive practical session

  • Explore system controls
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • Presets, frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to label the image
  • How to store and review images


Probe Manipulation

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Probe grip
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs


Soft Tissue Evaluation

  • scan technique
  • anatomy of tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, bones, nerves, lymph nodes
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • major muscles tears
  • joint effusions and bursitis
  • fractures
  • soft tissue collections – haematomas, abscesses, ganglion,cellulitis
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people


Procedural Guidance

  • Principles of needle guidance
  • Terminology – In-plane, out-of-plane, LAX and SAX
  • Techniques to improve imaging
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • sonographic anatomy of the region
  • patient positioning and needle approach for common MSK injections
  • equipment preparation
  • ergonomics of safe procedures
  • Clinical utility and applications

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people
Identify the anatomy and needle approach on real people
Stick needles into a wide variety ultrasound phantoms for procedural practice (we want our patients to come back :))


Early Pregnancy Assessment

  • scan technique and approach to the early pregnancy evaluation
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • sonographic signs of non-viable pregnancy
  • evaluation of ectopic pregnancy
  • evaluation of pain and bleeding
  • sonographic signs of gestational sac mimics
  • sonographic signs of abnormal implantation
  • diagnostic criteria for pregnancy failure
  • techniques to improve visualisation
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real women in their 1 st trimester of pregnancy

CME details

ACRRM | Approved – PDP Hours: PRPD (16) | Learning Areas: Musculoskeletal (MSK), Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G), Diagnostic imaging (IMAG), Procedural skills (PROC) | Domain: Respond to medical emergencies

ASUM | Accredited CCPU Units: Basic Soft Tissue, Basic Early Pregnancy

RACGP | CPD Accredited Activity 391754 | Educational activity hours: 7.5 | Reviewing performance hours: 8.0 | This activity has been approved for Rural Procedural Training Grant: Anaesthetic Grant (1 day) / Emergency Medicine Grant (1 day) / Obstetric Grant (1 day) / Surgery Grant (1 day)

Approved by ACRRM and RACGP for the Rural Procedural Grants Program – GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year.

A great training course is only the beginning of your ultrasound learning journey

To help you master ultrasound and lasting change from training we engage you from the outset

Before your course:
There are pre course activities & access to preparatory learning resources to maximise your in-class experience

During your course:

  • Short, sharp information sessions to provide foundational knowledge and clinical context
  • Lots of hands-on practical sessions with real people to scan (including for TV and obstetric scans). Our standardised patients models vary in age, size, shape and mobility to make the transition to clinical reality easier.
  • Case studies led by practising clinicians to demonstrate clinical utility
  • A variety of different machines to learn on
  • At the conclusion of your course we’ll lead you to create a skills development action plan, creating a pathway that you can use to apply your newly acquired skills, promote clinical integration and ultimately reach your final objective – ultrasound competency

After your course:
The learning continues

  • We encourage self-directed learning in the workplace with structured active learning plans
  • A great selection of free access online medical ultrasound (FoamUS) learning resources
  • You can subscribe to the weekly wrap – a weekly curation of ultrasound related hot tips and journal articles
  • Be a part of our community of clever – Join our peer support network with our monthly “Coaching Corner” sessions. Send in your questions, join the live online meeting and have your questions answered.

The Zedu Redo – our commitment to you

We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of this course at no cost (subject to availability)

More Ways Zedu Can support your ultrasound skills development:

  • Image review – details here
  • Follow-up coaching with our Zedu coaches
  • Coaching corner – monthly webinar

Ultrasound Course for General Practitioners (GP) Course


Guide common injections and get better treatment outcomes for your patients. Confidently confirm intrauterine pregnancy and allay patient anxiety.

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