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Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) (GC-PHTYPFP)

Graduate CertificateYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleGraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy)
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Credit points50 credit points
Duration12 months part time

This course aims to further enhance physiotherapists' knowledge of epidemiology, health issues related to incontinence, and the anatomy, applied anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant for the assessment and treatment of incontinence. Diagnostic techniques, prevention and intervention strategies including exercise, electrotherapy, biofeedback and continence devices will be addressed. Course content will include specific issues related to adult female and male continence, anorectal continence, incontinence in children and in the older population. The course will require active participation by student in physical assessment and supervised clinical practice. Participants will also develop skills in the use of outcomes measures, the design of single case design studies, and critical review of the literature pertaining to problems of continence.