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Catheterisation workshop

Victorian Continence Resource Centre

The 4-6 hour workshop can be tailored depending on organisational needs and catheterisation techniques to be covered. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be expected to:

  1. Identify the structures of the male and female lower urinary tract
  2. Describe the clinical indications and contraindications for urethral/suprapubic catheterisation
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform a male and female urethral and suprapubic catheterisation on a manikin
  4. Outline the nursing care to be provided post catheter insertion
  5. Perform a male and female urethral and suprapubic catheterisation – Competency

The Victorian Continence Resource Centre also has a variety of standardised training packages that can be tailored for specific needs and groups.

Head to the VCRC website to register your interest 

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 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 Ee.pascoe@latrobe.edu.au

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

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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