1st Trimester Ultrasound - Blended

A blended approach to learning 1st trimester ultrasound

Combining focused online content with 1-on-1 hands-on training, the 1st trimester blended learning ultrasound courses delivers the best of both worlds. It’s flexible, on demand and ready when you are: it’s like having your own ultrasound personal trainer.

What you get

You get access to two online modules with over 9.5 hours of content, including case studies developed by our international contributors:

  • Getting started in ultrasound online module
  • 1st trimester online module


3 hours of 1-on-1 training

  • either with us in Melbourne or
  • over 3 one hour virtual ultrasound education sessions delivered in real-time online – wherever you are.

The choice is yours.


Evaluate for ectopic pregnancy, confirm an intrauterine pregnancy or discover the cause of your patient’s pain and bleeding.

On completion of this clinically focused ultrasound program, learners will be able to:

  • 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 ultrasound in the assessment of early pregnancy
  • Use a systematic approach to conduct ultrasound assessment of early pregnancy to
    • Confirm intrauterine pregnancy
    • Evaluate for ectopic pregnancy
    • Assess cause for pain and bleeding
    • Date the pregnancy

CME recognition 



  • Online (hours); 8.5+
  • Videos on demand 18 (>5 hours)
  • Resources Yes
  • Downloadable learning activities Yes
  • Skills development plan Yes
  • Case studies 9 (1 hour)
  • Scanning time (hours) 3
  • Lifetime access Yes

1-on-1 class time

Negotiated with you – either 1-on-1 tuition of 3 hours at the Zedu Learning HQ or 3 x 1 hour Virtual Ultrasound Education (VUE) sessions in real time (weekday delivery).

Online Modules

1. Getting Started Module


    • 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

Scanning Principles

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

2. 1st Trimester Module

Basic Early Pregnancy

    • Sonoembryology
    • Scan technique and approach to the early pregnancy examination
    • Ectopic pregnancy
    • Pain and bleeding in the first trimester
    • Measure fetal heart rate
    • Determine fetal viability
    • Clinical utility and application of ultrasound
    • Limitation and pitfalls
    • Techniques to improve visualisation
    • Free fluid in the peritoneum
    • Sonographic mimics of gestational sacs
    • Extra-membranous haemorrhage
    • Diagnostic criteria for pregnancy failure
    • Establish gestational age
    • Measure crown rump length

CME details


1st Trimester Ultrasound – Blended