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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- CTMX 401
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- 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 likely to be in March and June, plus some evening audioconferences, and the use of an interactive web-based tool (Moodle).
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
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- 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.
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.