Certificate in Basic Ultrasound for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

CPD Credits58

Expert training in ultrasound examinations for obstetrics and gynaecology

This online course combines theoretical and practical learning focusing on clinical experiential learning and has been designed to provide flexibilirt ro suit heavy clinical workloads. It incorporates online modules and assessments, Objective Structured Assessments for Technical Skills (OSATS) and ultrasound cases.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this certificate, participants will be able to:

- Select the equipment which is appropriate for an examination and optimise its settings

- Explain the morphological features of a normal early pregnancy

- Diagnose early pregnancy abnormalities, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy

- Provide the patient with necessary information in a form they understand

- Write a structured report and understand the limit of their competence and the need to seek advice where appropriate

- Understand the principles of reporting

- Carry out a biophysical profile score

- Take a proper history including reviewing LMP, previous scans, bleeding and fetal movement

- Carry out an ultrasound examination assessing fetal number, lie, presentation, viability, activity and size

- Carry out an ultrasound examination assessing liquor and the placenta

- Clearly and sensitively communicate the results of an assessment to a patient and to the relevant healthcare professionals

- Complete a structured report

- Understand the normal morphological ultrasound appearances of the female pelvis and its variations during the menstrual cycle

- Diagnose common gynaecological abnormalities and to interpret ultrasound findings in the context of a patient’s clinical history and symptoms. 

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is mandatory for doctors undertaking Basic Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

This is an interactive online course, delivered through our online learning environment RCPI Brightspace, and supported by real-life implementation of the acquired skills, measured by OSATS.