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Continence Nurse Consultants Course

Hollywood Private Hospital

This hospital-based course runs full time over four weeks and includes 32 hours of clinical placement. Endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing it supports the practical preparation of nurses who manage incontinence or who are planning to move into this area as a specialist nurse.  Supported by current urology, microbiology, gynaecology, sexual health, and continence health specialists it deepens and broadens attitudes, skills and knowledge of this significant health issue. Underpinned by standards of practice for registered and enrolled nurses it also reflects the national competencies for continence nurse advisors.

For more information about this course, contact Jillian Thomson, Clinical Nurse Educator 03 9346 6485 thomsonj@ramsayhealth.com.au

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Postgraduate programs in clinical physiotherapy (continence and women's health major)

Curtin University of Technology

Through its graduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and master's level courses, the continence and women's health stream of postgraduate study in clinical physiotherapy provides an opportunity for physiotherapists to become expert clinicians in women's health physiotherapy, and its related areas of practice. The program will develop clinical skills in the assessment and management of conditions that are unique to women, more common in women, more serious in women or require special interventions in women. In particular, participants will develop expertise in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction and its many presentations - bladder and bowel dysfunction, disorders of pelvic organ and pelvic girdle support, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain.

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Short courses in continence and women's health

Curtin University of Technology

The School of physiotherapy offers 14 short courses in the area of continence and women's health, in conjunction with the postgraduate program in clinical physiotherapy.

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