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COURSE INFORMATION

DATES AVAILABLE

Course 1: 27 July 2020

Course 2: 22 February 2021

CONTACT HOURS

Two day weekend workshop (practical skills are assessed in this workshop)

MODE

Online + two day weekend workshop 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be physiotherapists (registered to practise in Australia or New Zealand), with a current Australian National Police Certificate (or equivalent).

FEES

Course 1: $2200 (GST inclusive)
Course 2: $2200 (GST inclusive)
Total fees: $4400 (GST inclusive)

LOCATION

Physiotherapy Clinic,

Level 8 Centenary Building,

City East Campus

(view on map)

Course overview

The Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse is designed to support post graduate learning for physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners, registered to practise in Australia or New Zealand, who conservatively manage pelvic organ prolapse.

The courses will cover anatomy of pelvic floor muscles and suspensory mechanisms, risk factors and aetiology of pelvic organ prolapse, assessment and conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse, theory and practice of use of pessaries in the management of pelvic organ prolapse, theory and practice of transperineal ultrasound, clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.

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Why the Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

This program will provide physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners, who are registered to practise in Australia or New Zealand, with advanced skills and knowledge to assess and conservatively manage pelvic organ prolapse.

Applicants must provide evidence of:

  1. University level post-graduate training in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction or have undertaken at least three professional development courses in pelvic floor dysfunction. This must include: practical training in the conduct of vaginal examinations; training in the assessment and management of pelvic organ prolapse; and bladder and bowel
  2. Attending at least one professional development activity relevant to pelvic floor dysfunction in the past two years
  3. A minimum of one year full time equivalent clinical experience in managing women with pelvicfloor dysfunction 
  4. Treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction in the past five years

Course structure

The Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse is composed of two 4.5 unit courses which are delivered across one year. 

 

Available courses

Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse 1

  • Provide physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners, who are registered to practise in Australia or New Zealand, with advanced skills and knowledge to assess and conservatively manage pelvic organ prolapse

Commencement: 27 July 2020

Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse 2

  • Provides physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners with the advanced knowledge and skills to prescribe and fit support pessaries in the conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse
  • Learn how to use two-dimensional real-time transperineal ultrasound for biofeedback purposes to train pelvic floor muscle function in women

Commencement: 22 February 2021

Assessment

  • Quiz 
  • Online Discussion – one post per week across six weeks
  • Case Study – 3,500 words
  • Practical assessment (conducted face to face during a two day workshop)

How to apply

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Additional information

Cancellation policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.

City East Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide