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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- 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.