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CTMG401 Pathophysiology of Incontinence

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Epidemiology, anatomical and physiological concepts of urinary and faecal continence and incontinence. Diagnostic tests.

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 Pathophysiology of Incontinence
Paper code CTMG401
Subject Continence Management
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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Restriction
CTMX 401
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility

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.

Contact

postgrad.uoc@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenors: Dr Sharon English and Dr Giovanni Losco

Paper Structure

The paper is designed to teach the principles of anatomy and physiology pertaining to the bladder and bowel, including neuroanatomy. It will cover pharmacology relevant to continence management. Principles of history taking and relevant symptomology will also be taught.

Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught via two 3-day compulsory block courses in Christchurch on 2-4 March and 15-17 June 2021, plus some evening audioconferences on March 9, March 30, April 27 & May 18 2021 and the use of an interactive web-based tool (Moodle).

Textbooks

We have one recommended textbook:
Chan L, Tse V. Multidisciplinary care of urinary incontinence: a handbook for health professionals. Publisher: Springer 2013.
A link to an eBook version of this text is available on Moodle via the eReserve link. If you prefer to purchase the book, you can do so through Amazon or Springer.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have a good knowledge of the principles of anatomy and physiology pertaining to the bladder and bowel and the ability to manage patients with urinary and faecal incontinence.

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Epidemiology, anatomical and physiological concepts of urinary and faecal continence and incontinence. Diagnostic tests.

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 Pathophysiology of Incontinence
Paper code CTMG401
Subject Continence Management
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
CTMX 401
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility

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.

Contact

postgrad.uoc@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenors: Dr Sharon English and Dr Giovanni Losco

Paper Structure

The paper is designed to teach the principles of anatomy and physiology pertaining to the bladder and bowel, including neuroanatomy. It will cover pharmacology relevant to continence management. Principles of history taking and relevant symptomology will also be taught.

Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught via two 3-day compulsory block courses in Christchurch, normally in held in March and June, plus four evening video conferences via Zoom, together with the use of an interactive online learning platform, Moodle.

Textbooks

We have one recommended textbook:
Chan L, Tse V. Multidisciplinary care of urinary incontinence: a handbook for health professionals. Publisher: Springer 2013.
A link to an eBook version of this text is available on Moodle via the eReserve link. If you prefer to purchase the book, you can do so through Amazon or Springer.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have a good knowledge of the principles of anatomy and physiology pertaining to the bladder and bowel and the ability to manage patients with urinary and faecal incontinence.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2022

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle