The Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems provides an introduction to this advanced procedure. This practical workshop will give you a step-by-step guide to the procedure and valuable insight into the safety guidelines you need to know to avoid complications. You will learn what equipment is necessary to achieve the best outcomes for your patients, with the opportunity to practise on simulated models.

The only one of its kind, this program will teach what equipment is necessary to achieve the best outcomes for your patients, with the opportunity to practise the procedure on simulated models and enable you to seriously consider this advanced procedure for your practice. The program will also provide a valuable insight into the safety guidelines you need to know to avoid complications and demonstrate how to plan patient counselling with an analysis of patient case scenarios.

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HubSpot Video


  • Determining the correct steps in the process of intrauterine procedures
  • Recognising the safety rules to avoid complications during intrauterine procedures
  • Determining the necessary equipment for intrauterine procedures
  • Planning patient counselling
  • Analysing patient case scenarios

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to intrauterine systems
This session commences with outlining the reasons for using long acting and reversible contraceptive options and which types of intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) are available. The modes of action are details including the advantages and disadvantages of levonorgrestrel-releasing intrauterine systems (LNG-IUS). Guidance criteria that enables and supports clinicians to deliver safe, evidence-based contraceptive care to women are provided. A comparison is made between the different IUCDs. The use of IUDs for non-contraceptive purposes including hormone therapy or menorrhagia is included. The session outlines the correct steps in the process of intrauterine procedures, emphasizing training requirements, examination and investigation, timing and rare and unusual complications during insertion. Reducing insertion related pain and prevention of insertion crisis are the two topics that conclude this session.

Module 2: Copper IUD and IUS practical
This session focusses on possible complications and management of IUDs, starting with intrauterine or extrauterine pregnancy. The session then continues with factors that influence malposition and expulsion, perforation or pelvic infection/pelvic inflammatory disease, bleeding or persistent pain and the management of these incidences. Furthermore, the removal of IUS (in women aged 50+ or of devices inserted in other countries) is described. A brief overview of copper IUDs is given, listing main mode of action, effectiveness and indications and contraindications. A comparison is made between levonorgrestrel-releasing intrauterine systems and coper IUDs as well as the advantages and disadvantages specific to copper IUDs. The session concludes with the use of copper IUDs as an emergency contraception and hormonal IUD effective options.

Module 3: IUS practical and case studies
The session recognises the safety rules to avoid complications in intrauterine procedures, starting with a pre-insertion counselling checklist, including aspects like (contra-)indications/suitability, microbiological screening, timing of insertion and pre-medication. The session details the necessary equipment for intrauterine procedures, including a so-called emergency tray consisting of several drugs like Diazepam, Atropine and mefenamic acid. A description is given of the insertion process in which special attention is being paid to the necessity of patient informed consent. A post-insertion checklist is given including aspects like documentation, re-iteration of possible complications and discussion of follow-up.
The session concludes with an overview of the IUS removal procedure.

Module 4: Case studies
This session examines different case studies. The first case study of this last session commences with the case of a 23-year-old nulliparous woman who wants to use an IUS because of dissatisfaction with the COC she is currently using. The second case study is of a 30-year-old mother of one who is currently breastfeeding. She had an occurrence of pelvic inflammatory disease. The final case study is of a 37-year old woman who has an IUCD sitting within the pelvic cavity. In all studies the questions and concerns of the patients are discussed in small groups and then the larger group. The session concludes with business considerations, including cost of providing IUD service, cost of equipment/consumables and cost comparisons.


The Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems is designed for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates who are interested in performing IUS insertions and removals in the primary care setting, who also wish to gain an introduction to this advanced procedure. Participants can expect a step-by-step guide to the technique and valuable insights into the necessary approach to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. The program assumes previous experience in clinical procedures.

Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing in English is assumed.


Time Session Topic
8:00am - 8:30am Registration  
8:30am – 10:00am Session 1

IUS theory

10:00am – 10:30am Morning Tea  
10:30am – 12:00pm Session 2 Copper IUD and IUS practical (part 1)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm – 2:30pm Session 3 IUS practical (part 2) and case studies
2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Tea  
3:00pm – 4:30pm Session 4 Case studies (continued from session 3)


For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.

  • For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all education content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.
  • Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
  • All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
  • Instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
  • Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of workshop attendance.
  • Access to the HealthCert Community with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

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If you choose to attend the optional practical workshop and there is cause for postponement or you cannot travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, full workshop refund, transfer or alternative learning opportunities will be available for you. View full refunds and cancellation policy here.




Register 30 days prior to the workshop commencement date.



Full payment on the day of registration.



The advanced workshop is presented by an experienced GP subspecialising in the field.  

Dr Nelum Dharmapriya


General Practitioner at Narangba Doctors, Queensland

Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UK (DRCOG) 2000

Diploma of Family planning and Sexual Health Medicine, UK (DFFP) 2003

Obtained Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques by FFPRHC, 2003

Dr Nelum Dharmapriya was born in Sri Lanka. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen, UK, in 1995 and was a partner at Heaton Norris Medical Centre in Stockport, UK, for seven years. Nelum arrived in Australia in 2009 and established Narangba Doctors in 2012. She is married with two teenage boys and loves to spend time outdoors – running, cycling, travelling and reading.


The workshop includes presentations and demonstrations from an expert in the field. The program is delivered on Sundays and incorporates practical hands-on application using medical grade models. Online assessment in the form of multiple choice questions will take place after the workshop.


Advanced Certificate in Intrauterine Systems

Upon successful completion of the exam, workshop participants will receive the Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems Certificate and below points. You may also receive CPD recognition for the optional practical workshop; you will need to apply to your college, and the awarding of any CPD points will be at their discretion. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points
- PDP units: 12 Educational activity, 5 Performance review
- MOPS points: 5
- 1 day under the Obstetrics Rural Procedural Training Grant



This workshop:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PDP points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
  • Qualifies for professional development recognition for recertification CPD towards the RANZCOG Certificate/Diploma/Advanced diplomate program
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Dubai. The number of CPD points must be stated on the certificate. Please contact for more information.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in the UK. CPD events overseas, applicable to a doctor’s scope of practice, may be submitted for revalidation. Please confirm with your Responsible Officer.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Canada through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Category 1 points are reported as certified and Category 2 points are reported as non-certified. Contact for more information.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.


Optional clinical attachments are available for IUS procedures. These clinical attachments are an opportunity to see an expert performing IUS insertion or removal and other female reproductive procedures such as insertion or removal of contraceptive implants. General practitioners have the opportunity to observe the expert in action, ask questions and seek guidance.