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Paediatric Course

The Continence Foundation in collaboration with the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) has developed an online course for health professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of continence management and care in children.

The online course addresses anatomy and physiology of lower urinary and gastrointestinal tracts, development of continence in children, and assessment and management of both organic and functional problems. The course is approximately 10-15 hours in duration.

The course retails at $300 with a 50% discount for Continence Foundation of Australia or International Children’s Continence Society members.

The course can be accessed at continencelearning.com

The course is suitable for a range of health professionals, including general practitioners, paediatricians, medical specialists, nurses, and physiotherapists working in a range of settings.


Revised: Continence promotion: the importance of the midwife

8 CPD hours course for midwives

Full course counts towards 40% of the annual CDP requirements

A self-paced course providing an evidence based framework for midwives in how to assist women at risk of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor disorders. Midwives are in a unique position to  promote continence and pelvic floor health. Developed by the Continence Foundation of Australia in consultation with the Australia College of Midwives. 

The course is now available with the option of purchasing as a full course OR any of the individual modules:

  • Anatomy and function of the pelvic floor and the perineum
  • Normal bladder and bowel function
  • Disorders of continence and the pelvic floor
  • Anatomy and physiology of the bladder, bowel and pelvic floor
  • Impact of childbirth on continence and pelvic floor
  • Postnatal care and long term issues

Cost: Australian College of Midwives members - $20 per module or $88 for all modules

Non-members - $40 per module or $176 for all modules

1-2 ACM CPD hours per module or 8 CPD hours for all modules

Go to Australian College of Midwives or (02) 6230 7333 


Continence Care for all Pharmacists

The Continence Foundation of Australia has partnered with the Phamacy Guild to launch a new online CPD course for pharmacists on managing continence in pharmacy. Continence care for pharmacists will provide pharmacists with a comprehensive discussion on how to best engage with, support and manage customers with continence problems.

This activity has been accredited for two hours of Group 1 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to two hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

For more information or to register, go to the Pharmacy Guild website

Continence Care for Pharmacy Assistants

The Continence Foundation, in association with the Pharmacy Guild, has developed an online course, titled Continence care for pharmacy assistants, providing pharmacy assistants with the knowledge and skills to advise customers on incontinence issues. The course uses customer case scenarios to discuss the various community-based management and treatment services and pharmacy products available for incontinence. 

This course may be used as evidence when seeking Recognition of Prior Learning for the accredited unit SIRCHCSS305 Advise on continence management.

For more information or to register, go to the Pharmacy Guild website


Urinary continence management in women: A multidisciplinary approach

Free 1.5 hour webinar for health professionals recorded 30 October 2015. CPD points available for viewing webinar recording and completing evaluation.

Presented by Jean Hailes and the Continence Foundation, this webinar developed for health professionals features a multidisciplinary panel using case studies to explore a range of important issues in the management of urinary incontinence in women including:

  • Assessment principles
  • Investigations
  • Conservative management options
  • Referral pathways 
  • Medical and surgical management options
  • Clinical tools and resources

This webinar is activity number 33541. It is accredited with 3 category 2 CPD points.

To view the webinar, visit the Jean Hailes website.


Positive practice for the pelvic floor

2-part CEC course for fitness professionals

The Continence Foundation of Australia has partnered with the Australian Fitness Network to create a 2 part online CEC course for fitness professionals.

Part 1 is worth 1 accredited CECs and Part 2 is worth 3 accredited CECs upon successful completion and is ideal for Certificate III or IV qualified instructors or trainers who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of the importance of the pelvic floor muscles.

Part 1: Positive Practice for the Pelvic Floor explores:

  • Common pelvic floor definitions and concepts
  • The role of the pelvic floor muscles in the 'core'
  • The effect of exercise on the pelvic floor
  • Function and dysfunction of the pelvic floor

Part 2: Proactive Programming for the Pelvic Floor explores:

  • Methods for including pelvic floor education in exercise sessions
  • Important lifestyle issues and their pelvic floor complications
  • How to screen for pelvic floor 'flags'
  • Function and dysfunction of the pelvic floor

Click here for more information and to register.

To view more online education go to the Australian Continence Exchange.