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.

The Advanced Workshop can be completed individually or as stage 3 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.

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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 general practitioners and International Medical Graduates and assumes previous experience in clinical procedures.

This workshop can be completed individually or as stage 3 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.


  • 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 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 course


Sunday: Intrauterine Systems

This workshop can be completed individually or as stage 3 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures. 

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 recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship of $200.



This Advanced Procedures Workshop is designed as a face-to-face workshop supported by online materials. 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 SystemsUpon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

RACGP and ACRRM points pending. RACGP and ACRRM have revised their accreditation processes and recognitions will be updated as soon as they are received.


This workshop:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PRPD 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.


Advanced Certificate Pathway

This advanced workshop may be credited towards the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures. Examination questions will need to be completed for credit. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for more details.

Further available advanced workshops in clinical procedures include:

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.