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Victoria

Certificate III in aged care

Centre for Adult Education (CAE)

CAE Courses Victoria offers a Certificate III aged care workers course. The course contains a subject on continence management.

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Certificate in stomal therapy nursing

Mayfield Education

This revised course has been endorsed by the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nursing. The course prepares the Division 1 nurse for the STN role, adopting an active role in stomal therapy, wound management and contemporary management.

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Master of Nursing specialising in urological and continence nursing - distance education

La Trobe University

This course will focus on preparing nurses for advanced practise as specialist urology and continence nurses. This course meets the needs of the health care system by addressing the problem of the shortage of skilled nurses within the field of urological and continence nursing. This course is only available via distance education.

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Continence - catheterising with confidence

Royal District Nursing Service

This one day workshop is designed to prepare nurses to perform evidence based urethral or suprapubic catheterisation.

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Continence: using contemporary knowledge to enhance client care

Royal District Nursing Service

This four-day course has been designed to develop nurses' knowledge and skills in the care of clients with urinary and faecal incontinence.

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Master of physiotherapy by coursework (women's health and pelvic floor physiotherapy)

The University of Melbourne

The Master by coursework enables qualified and experienced clinicians to broaden and deepen their theoretical and clinical skill in the area of continence and women's health. The course recognizes the need to adopt principles of adult learning and it emphasizes the importance of facilitating graduates to develop independent, self-directed and critical philosophies in the field of continence and women's health.

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Postgraduate certificate in physiotherapy (pelvic floor physiotherapy)

The University of Melbourne

This course aims to further enhance physiotherapists' knowledge of epidemiology, health issues related to incontinence, and the anatomy, applied anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant for the assessment and treatment of incontinence. Diagnostic techniques, prevention and intervention strategies including exercise, electrotherapy, biofeedback and continence devices will be addressed. Course content will include specific issues related to adult female and male continence, ano-rectal continence, incontinence in children and in the older population. The course will require active participation by students in physical assessment and supervised clinical practice.

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