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CPD50m of CPD
Total Rating(s)126
First Published
Updated11 August 2019
Expires 11 August 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will cover the clinical features and pathophysiology of ectopic pregnancy, as well as present practical nursing management information for the care of these women.

  • Incidence, aetiology and pathology of ectopic pregnancy;
  • Treatment, management and counselling;
  • Nursing management.

Health practitioners dealing with women in the reproductive years are likely to encounter women who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy.


Heighten awareness of one of the potentially most dangerous complications of pregnancy, and to enable assistance with its diagnosis and counselling of the affected woman and her family.

Learning Outcomes
  • State the main features of the pathology of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Explain the management and prognosis of ectopic pregnancy.
Target Audience

Health professionals caring for women who are in their reproductive years.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Hilary Bush

Hilary Bush is a registered nurse and consultant who trained and works in Melbourne. She has previously worked as a Nurse Planner and Online Education Manager at Ausmed Education. She enjoys actively contributing to the advancement of nursing professional development in Australia, as well as developing and evaluating engaging continuing education activities for nurses, worldwide. Hilary is currently undertaking a Master of Education (Educational Management) at the University of Melbourne. See Educator Profile

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Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA). See Educator Profile

CPD50m of CPD
Total Rating(s)126
First Published
Updated11 August 2019
Expires 11 August 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Learner Reviews

126 Total Rating(s)
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Kiri McCurdy
15 Nov 2019

This course was very informative and easy to follow.

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Bradley Bird
12 Nov 2019

Good learning regarding the progression of these patients from conception to presenting symptoms.

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Caroline Elizabeth Rowland
11 Nov 2019

Well presented and easy to understand. Good general education of the subject.

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Abigail Nicholls
08 Nov 2019

Excellent review to the educator

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Rodrigo Sanchez
07 Nov 2019

simple and to the point > insightful

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Kerinda Monique Burton
04 Nov 2019

Clear concise on point and relavent

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Courtney Hogg
02 Nov 2019

I really enjoyed this course, it was informative and direct to the point. the presenter was clear and easy to follow. the course was not long and east to complete.

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Karen Coghlan
29 Oct 2019

Great resource

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Jacqueline Sharp
28 Oct 2019

Great presentation. I really enjoyed this one.

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Nicole Nicole
23 Oct 2019

Not looking/reading power point slides and having the specialist speak and provide case studies was much more engaging and understandable. The content and explanation by the specialist was very easy to understand and very relatable for non obstetrician