RADI 7020 Practice of Obstetric and Gynecological (O&G) Sonography 2

Credit Points 10

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Description In this subject, students will continue to develop their image acquisition, optimisation and measurement skills in O&G sonography. They will learn to perform a transvaginal examination to assess the gravid and non-gravid female pelvis. Critique of scanning protocols will allow students to deliver sonographic examinations that address a clinical indication. Students will investigate methods for conveying clinical information and maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy. An applied understanding of medical ethics, workplace health and safety, and reflection frameworks will enhance the provision of high-quality patient care. The subject, which includes a work-integrated learning component, will ensure the consolidation of foundational skills, knowledge and attributes.

School Medicine

Discipline Radiography

Student Contribution Band

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) RADI 7020 - Practice of OG Sonography 1

Co-requisite(s) RADI 6001 - Pathophysiology in Diagnostic Ultrasound


Students must be enrolled in program 4802 - Graduate Diploma in Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic human anatomy, physiology and mathematics

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 

1. Appraise acquisition, optimisation and measurement techniques to achieve diagnostic sonographic images
2. Conduct ultrasound assessment of the female pelvis using transabdominal and transvaginal approaches to provide diagnostic images
3. Utilise appropriate scanning protocols for differentiating normal from abnormal features in O&G examinations, taking into consideration clinical indications and patient needs
4. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical considerations in the provision of patient care, respecting cultural and religious differences
5. Apply workplace health and safety practices in the clinical environment, including the use of personal protective equipment, infection control and safe handling of equipment
6. Utilise a reflective cycle framework to document clinical experiences and develop reflective skills 

Subject Content

Module 1: Sonographic Practice 2 
1. Transvaginal imaging
2. Imaging the cervix and placenta

Module 2: Professional and Ethical Practice 2
1. Legal and ethical practice I
2. Legal and ethical practice II
3. Sonographer work health and safety responsibilities
4. Feedback and reflection

Module 3: Speciality Knowledge and Imaging Skills 2
1. First trimester fetal anatomy
2. Imaging in second trimester
3. Fetal growth and wellbeing
4. Obstetric Dopplers
5. Variations of the cervix and placenta
6. Assessment of the ovaries and adnexa 

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Legislative requirements (such as a criminal record check) are not deemed necessary for students in the O&G ultrasonography course. For students who complete their clinical training in a NSW public hospital, the necessary legislative requirements will be part of their employment conditions. Clinical training for many of the students will be in a private setting, where the necessary requirements (which are likely to differ from public institutions) will be addressed as needed. Training for some students will occur in states other than NSW (where legislative requirements can be competed if, and when required)

Essential equipment

Students will need a computer and internet access to use the e-learning platform.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study Evaluate, classify and discuss two cases 25 N Individual
Quiz 90 minutes 25 N Individual
Practical Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual
Portfolio 400 entries including quality and reflective learning activities S/U Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

Norton ME, Scoutt LM, Feldstein VA. Callen’s ultrasonography in obstetrics and gynecology. 6th ed. Elsevier; 2016.

Woodward PJ, Kennedy A, Sohaey R. Diagnostic Imaging: Obstetrics. 4th ed. Elsevier US; 2021.