The Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) consists of one core subject and two (2) specialist subjects taught over three full-time weeks in June each year. Over the remainder of the semester, assignments are submitted and 20 hours of supervised clinical practice are completed.
Students must complete three (3) subjects to be eligible to graduate.
A maximum of 24 students can be accepted into each of the subjects within this PG Certificate, so to confirm your place we recommend that you apply early.
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The Pelvic Floor:Function&Dysfunction
This subject covers anatomy, functional anatomy and neurophysiology of the pelvis and its contents, with particular emphasis on the pelvic floor muscles and fascia, micturition and the urinary tract. Types of incontinence and diagnostic procedures are discussed and physiotherapy assessment and management of different types of incontinence are studied theoretically and practically. Pathology of connective tissue and its relationship to prolapse, and surgical procedures in gynaecology are studied theoretically. The use of electrotherapy for diagnosis and treatment is included. An introduction to evidence based practice and computer database searching are provided.
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Advanced Practice in Pelvic Floor Physio
This subject comprises five content areas related to pelvic floor dysfunction, including specific issues related to ano-rectal dysfunction, male continence, paediatric, geriatric continence and pelvic pain. Content includes anatomy, physiology and pathology of the ano-rectum and the male urinary tract, normal and pathological development of the urinary system in children and ageing related issues as they apply to the urinary system, musculo-skeletal system and the patient as a whole. Prevention, assessment and treatment of dysfunction in each of these patient groups will be addressed. Interdisciplinary management, pharmacology, pain management and sexuality are included.
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Physiotherapy Professional Portfolio
Physiotherapists continually upgrade their professional knowledge and skills to ensure that their contribution to the health care of patients is of the highest standard and excellence in practice is maintained. Students are required to submit a learning portfolio with evidence of having completed or attended professional development courses, workshops, hospital or clinical in-services, conferences, presentations, publications and/or research. Bonus points will be awarded for professional development activities within the specialist stream.
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