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.

Register now (Urology and Continence A) Register now (Urology and Continence B)

Overview

LocationOnline
Date/s15 March - 23 May, 2021
Duration10 weeks
Prerequisite/sCurrent 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.
Certification50 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
FeesEarly 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.

Extra requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  2. Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software)

Assessments

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

Further information

View the Urology and Continence FAQs or contact La Trobe Executive and Professional Education:

E: executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au

T: 1300 135 045

Registration

This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.