Learn more about the 1st Trimester Online Ultrasound Course


On completion of this 1st trimester ultrasound online program, learners will be able to:
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy assessment
  • Outline the scan protocols and transducer placement for ultrasound examination of early pregnancy
  • Describe the sonographic appearances and diagnostic criteria of
    • Normal intrauterine pregnancy
    • Ectopic pregnancy
    • Miscarriage
    • Molar pregnancy
    • Twin pregnancy
    • Pregnancy of unknown location
  • Outline the diagnostic criteria for pregnancy failure

PLUS - included in this module is our Getting Started in Ultrasound program

This online module is perfect for getting started. Through a combination of focused video explanations and guided interactive activities you will be able to:
  • Navigate your way around your system and its primary functions
  • Set up for an ultrasound exam
  • Choose the appropriate imaging mode - B-mode, M-mode, colour Doppler, power Doppler, spectral Doppler
  • Optimise your image
  • Make accurate measurements
  • Archive your images
You’ll also learn the fundamental and often neglected building blocks of successful imaging:
  • How you can find the right window to get the best view of the anatomy
  • What actions you can take to purposefully get the best image that you can
  • How to scan safely
  • How to look after your machine

CME recognition 

Zedu ultrasound workshops are approved by ACEM for CPD in 2024Approved for 7 ACEM CPD hours



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


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


PLUS – Our Getting Started in Ultrasound Module

Getting Started in Ultrasound


  • Explore system controls
  • Set-up for an examination
  • Choose the right probe
  • Define the ultrasound modes
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image – frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to perform measurements
  • How to store and review images

Scanning Principles

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Scanning safely – ergonomics of ultrasound
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs
  • How to get good images

CME details

ACEM | Approved for 7 ACEM CPD hours

1st Trimester Online Ultrasound Course