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Please send an email to education@continence.org.au if you would like to add a course to this list. 

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Continence management

Australian College of Nursing

Urinary and faecal incontinence affect many patients across the age span; therefore, nurses working across a diversity of practice settings require an understanding of continence management to sensitively plan and implement care. This unit of study identifies key aspects of continence management and addresses myths and barriers, relevant anatomy, physiology and function, assessment, causes and types of incontinence, management, appliances and aids, and community resources.

For information on these and other courses visit the Australian College of Nursing website

Postgraduate nursing studies in urology and continence

LaTrobe University

LaTrobe University is currently offering you the opportunity to complete postgraduate nursing studies in urology and continence via our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short course portal.

The two urological and continence nursing specialist subjects focus on the pathological mechanisms and therapeutic approaches to bowel and bladder health issues, the psychosocial impact of urological disorders and incontinence and the development of a specialist role in urological and continence nursing practice. They are designed to give students the opportunity to examine contemporary urological and continence nursing and to advance their knowledge and skills in this specialist area of practice.

**You have the option to complete one, two, three, or four CPD subjects.  Successful completion of four CPD subjects - 60 credit points (Advanced Health Assessment, Urological & Continence Nursing A & B and one other relevant 15-credit subject) will enable you to apply for advanced standing into the graduate diploma-level of the Master of Nursing at La Trobe University.

For course details please speak to:
Dr Liz Pascoe
Stream Coordinator – Master of Nursing Cancer Nursing/ Continuing Professional Development Coordinator
School of Nursing and Midwifery
T: +61 3 9496 4465 E: e.pascoe@latrobe.edu.au

For more information and to apply, visit the Nursing Short Courses page.   

Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

University of South Australia

This flexible one-year professional certificate provides advanced training for physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners who have basic skills in the management of pelvic organ prolapse.

Delivered and supported online, you will also attend one weekend workshop per semester in Adelaide for practical training and assessment. Topics you will study include:

  • Anatomy of pelvic floor muscles and suspensory mechanisms
  • Advanced pelvic floor prolapse assessment
  • Biofeedback, electrical stimulation and transperineal ultrasound
  • Prescription and fitting of support pessaries
  • Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice

To be eligible, physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners must be registered in Australia with their respective health practitioner board.

For further information and to apply, visit the professional certificate webpage.