Learn more about the MTOP Ultrasound Course

Confirm an intrauterine pregnancy and estimate the gestational age, evaluate for RPOC and IUCD positioning. Evaluate for ectopic pregnancy, confirm an intrauterine pregnancy or discover the cause of your patient’s pain and bleeding.


On completion of this two-day clinically focused ultrasound program, learners will be able to:
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy assessment
  • Perform a structured 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
  • Perform a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound assessment of the pelvis using a systematic approach
  • Recognise the variable appearance of the uterus and ovaries of the menstrual and life cycles
  • Discuss the utility of ultrasound in evaluating retained products of conception
  • Recognise the correct placement of intrauterine contraceptive devices
  • Describe the sonographic appearances of common pathologies of the pelvis
  • Describe the limitations and clinical integration of ultrasound in termination of pregnancy

CME recognition 

Zedu ultrasound courses carry ACRRM CPD accreditation - this is an accredited activity for the 2023 - 2025 triennium. RACGP MTOP ultrasound 2 day ultrasound CPD activity arppoved - Zedu


  • Modules (total) 4
  • Skill level Novice
  • Duration (days) 2
  • Lectures (hours) 5.25
  • Scan time (hours) 8.25
  • Clinician Yes
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700
Day 2: 0900 – 1700


Image optimisation – interactive practical session

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

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
  • Diagnostic criteria for pregnancy failure
  • Establish gestational age
  • Measure crown rump length

Family Planning

  • Transabdominal scan technique and approach to pelvic exam
  • Sonoanatomy of pelvic organs
  • Cyclic changes and life cycle changes to anatomy and their sonographic appearances
  • Basic pathologies of uterus and endometrium
  • Common pathologies of the ovaries
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve visualisation
  • Utility of ultrasound in TOP
  • RPOC
  • Confirm IUCD positioning

CME details

ACRRM | Approved – PDP Hours: Educational Activity (8), Reviewing Performance (18.5) | MOPS Hours: Radiology (12) | Grant: Obstetrics | Learning Areas: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

RACGP | CPD Accredited Activity 391044 | Educational activity hours: 9 | Reviewing performance hours: 7.5 | This activity has been approved for Rural Procedural Training Grant: Obstetric Grant (1 day).

When 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

MTOP Ultrasound Course


Confirm an IUP, ectopic pregnancy, RPOC, IUCD position, estimate gestational age, identify cause of pain & bleeding.

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