NEW Online Course on Urinary Incontinence Management in Women

Around 37 per cent of Australian women are affected by urinary incontinence which can be extremely debilitating.

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Around 37% of Australian women are affected by urinary incontinence which can be extremely debilitating

It affects young women, older women, those who are overweight or obese, women with spinal cord injuries, and those with pregnancy and childbirth-related issues.

Treatment options range from pelvic floor exercises to a surgical intervention.

The Urinary Incontinence Management in Women online course is an opportunity to learn from six industry leaders in the areas of clinical practice, research, surgery, physiotherapy, and geriatrics to resolve female urinary incontinence.

The RACGP accredited course (Category 1 – 40 points) is suitable for all primary care physicians, including general practitioners, continence clinicians, physiotherapists and continence nurse advisors.

Learning materials can be accessed online through any iOS, Android and Windows Device or via an internet browser.

Course Director, Professor Helen O'Connell MBBS FRACS (Urol) MMed MD FAICD, is Australia's first female urologist.

Professor O'Connell has been on the Board of Directors of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2005 and was elected Director to the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand for 2005-2010.

The course covers the following topics over six tutorials and 15 case studies (approximately 10 hours of self-paced eLearning):

  • Gleaning clinical information to create a management plan
  • Interpreting diagnostics to guide therapeutic options
  • Understanding conservative and operative therapeutic options
  • Becoming familiar with the interplay of stress urinary incontinence/overactive bladder/pelvic organ prolapse
  • Understanding complications such as recurrent urinary tract infections, overactive bladder or underactive bladder

For more information go.unimelb.edu.au/2vsr.