The Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems provides a practical introduction to this advanced procedure. The 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. This workshop will also demonstrate how to plan patient counselling with an analysis of patient case scenarios. It will enable you to seriously consider this advanced procedure for your practice. HealthCert recommends further clinical training for this highly sought-after service; referrals to clinical trainers are available.

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Intrauterine Systems

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The Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems is designed for medical professionals who are interested in performing IUS insertions and removals in the primary care setting, and who wish to gain a practical 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 course will enable participants to seriously consider this procedure in their practice. The course is suitable for medical doctors and International Medical Graduates and 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 English is assumed.


  • 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

Workshop participants will:

  • Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the workshop.


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)


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.

Dates and Locations


22 November 2020

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre





Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.



Full payment on the day of registration

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save $500 on face-to-face certificate courses (two-day practical workshops) and $300 on online and hybrid certificate courses (one-day practical workshop with supporting online theory). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Early Bird special.



The one-day workshop is delivered on Sundays and includes presentations and demonstrations from an expert in the field followed by 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, course participants will receive the Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems Certificate and below points. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.

RACGP - points pending

      - PDP units: 14 Educational activity, 3 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).
  • 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.