Chaired by Professor Christoph Lees, this one-day comprehensive foundation course is ideal for O&G trainees, specialist midwife sonographers, and anyone starting their scanning career and working towards their RCOG qualification.

It will cover the theoretical elements of the two compulsory RCOG Basic Ultrasound Modules via a series of lectures from the experienced and highly qualified obstetrics team at QCCH and St Mary’s Hospital, London. It will also give a useful introduction to the intermediate modules.

Registration fees: 

Theory day: Thursday 2nd December 2021, only: £125. (Trainees based at either QCCH or St Mary’s, London may register at special internal rates of £100)

The day’s programme will cover the following topics, speakers will be announced shortly and updated on this page:

  • Introduction: What you are going to learn and why?
  • What the RCOG modules require 
  • How ultrasound works and safety
  • Databases, documentation and communication
  • Setting up the machine for scanning: TV and TA ultrasound; knobs, functions and probes
  • Scanning the normal early intra-uterine pregnancy up to 12 weeks, measuring embryonic structures and CRL
  • Diagnosing miscarriage
  • Presentation of Case Studies
  • Biometry, amniotic fluid and the placenta           
  • The Anomaly Scan: FASP criteria
  • Multiple pregnancies: what to look out for,
  • Fetal growth and assessment in the 3rd trimester

*All topics and speakers are subject to change

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