Making the correct diagnosis in the management and treatment of patients, remains a top priority for any health practitioner. Ultrasound plays a crucial part in the clinical diagnosis. It contributes to confirm a suspected pathology rapidly. The overall aim of this course is to give you the advantage and knowledge when it comes to upper abdominal as well as pelvic ultrasound. To be able to perform a pelvic ultrasound examination one needs to understand both transvaginal and transabdominal techniques, as well as the common pelvic abnormalities that may be encountered while performing a scan.

Who Should Enrol

This course is appropriate for sonographers, radiographers, Medical Doctors, Intern Doctors. Delegates should have an appropriate medical qualification and have access to an ultrasound scanner to improve upon their ultrasound skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use and choose the most appropriate ultrasound equipment.
  • Correct set up of the ultrasound equipment.
  • Understand the criteria for quality.
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of ultrasound.
  • Describe the patient preparation and position.
  • Correctly orientate the ultrasound image.
  • Recognise the sectional ultrasound anatomy in the transverse and longitudinal planes.
  • Utilise the ultrasound protocol.
  • Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy and pathology applicable to abdominal and pelvic ultrasound.

Course Design

Blended learning approach consisting of online teaching & learning as well as 1-day face to face contact tuition sessions.


Participants will be assessed by MCQs on the theoretical component and practical assessments, both for which a minimum pass mark of 70% needs to be obtained.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 23 CEUs on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion, delegates have to complete and pass the online course content as well as successfully complete the hands-on assessment process.

Intake date

Course Dates & Venues:

06 Apr 2024 (Pretoria, Gauteng)



FPD School of Health Sciences


Tel: 012 110 4080/ 087 821 1109

23.0 General Points

23.0 Max Points

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This course is appropriate for Sonographers, Radiographers, Medical Doctors, Intern Doctors & Clinical Associates.