Urology and Continence
An opportunity to examine contemporary urological and continence nursing.
Focus on the pathological mechanisms and therapeutic approaches to bowel and bladder health issues, their psychosocial impact and the development of a specialist role in nursing practice.
|Date/s||16 August – 24 October, 2021|
|Registrations close||Early Bird||11.55 pm Sunday 18 July 2021|
|Standard||11.55 pm Sunday 1 August 2021|
|Prerequisite/s||Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) as a Registered Nurse. Urology and Continence B requires successful completion of Urology and Continence A. See below for extra requirements.|
|Certification||50 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)|
|Fees||Early Bird||$2,200.00 per course GST exempt|
|Standard||$2,400.00 per course GST exempt|
The two urological and continence nursing specialist courses focus on the pathological mechanisms and therapeutic approaches to bowel and bladder health issues, the psychosocial impact of urological disorders and incontinence and the development of a specialist role in urological and continence nursing practice. They are designed to give students the opportunity to examine contemporary urological and continence nursing and to advance their knowledge and skills in this specialist area of practice.
The Urology and Continence A course will focus on promoting urological and continence health, therapies for common urological and continence health issues and development as a urological and continence clinical specialist. Building upon the knowledge and skills gained in Urological and Continence A, the Urology and Continence B course will focus on genitourinary cancers and common urological and continence health issues throughout the life span.
Each course is equivalent to 15 credit points at the postgraduate level (AQF levels 8/9). Completion of the courses in this format will enable you to apply for advanced standing into postgraduate studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University.
- Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
- Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software)
There are two assessment tasks in Urology and Continence A:
- 1 x 1800 word written assessment
- 1 x 3000 word written assessment
There are two assessment tasks in Urology and Continence B:
- 1 x 2000 word written assessment
- 1 x 3200 word written assessment
View the Urology and Continence FAQs or contact La Trobe Executive and Professional Education:
T: 1300 135 045
This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.