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CTMG402 Management for Continence

Conservative and surgical treatments available, their rationale and efficacy. Establishing a continence clinic; the principles of assessing results.

This is one of two papers comprising the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences endorsed in Continence Management. The paper is aimed to upskill nurses and physiotherapists to be able to independently assess and manage patients with urinary and faecal incontinence.

Paper title Management for Continence
Paper code CTMG402
Subject Continence Management
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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CTMX 402
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc

Suitable for registered nurses and physiotherapists who are currently working in a field that involves some aspects of continence management. Applicants should have at least two years’ post-registration experience.

Teaching staff

Convenors: Dr Sharon English and Dr Giovanni Losco

Paper Structure
The material already taught in CTMG 401 will be applied to a clinical setting. Students will be taught how to assess patients and develop and implement management plans to improve bladder and bowel continence.
Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught via two 3-day compulsory block courses in Christchurch likely to be in July and October, some evening audioconferences, and the use of an interactive web-based tool (Moodle).

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have the ability to assess patients and develop management plans to improve bladder and bowel incontinence.

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  • CTMG 401 Pathophysiology of Incontinence


Clinical assignments
Performance at block course

Further Information

Enquiries regarding course content and teaching days

Amanda Clifford
Co-ordinator Student Experience
University of Otago, Christchurch
P O Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 378 6161

Enquiries regarding admission and enrolment for this paper

Ruth Helms
Manager, Research Degrees
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 364 0527

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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system