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MJRP-CNWHM

Continence and Pelvic Health

Postgraduate major

Continence and pelvic health physiotherapists work as primary care clinicians in private practice or public hospitals, with men, women and children.

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  • Qualification
    Continence and Pelvic Health Major (M ClinPhys)
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
Course outline

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Course outline

Outline

Outline

The Continence and Pelvic Health major is available to study as part of the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy. This major provides an opportunity for you to become an expert clinician in pelvic health physiotherapy and its related areas of practice.

The program is designed to develop and advance your clinical expertise through evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and sound diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

You will develop knowledge and skills in assessing and managing male and female pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ and pelvic girdle support, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. In addition, you will learn how to manage specific women’s health conditions that are unique to women, more prevalent in women, have different risk factors in women and require different interventions in women. 

You will also become an expert evaluator and consumer of research, developing a high level of competence in conducting clinical research that will contribute to the body of knowledge in this emerging area of physiotherapy. 

Note: The Continence and Pelvic Health major is available in semester 1 only.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What jobs can the Continence and Pelvic Health lead to?

Continence and pelvic health physiotherapists work as a primary care clinicians in private practice and/or public hospitals, with men, women and children. Career opportunities include working within multidisciplinary team in specialities such as urology, gynaecology, oncology, general surgery, sexual health, pain medicine and gerontology.

Health promotion, research opportunities, teaching and clinical tutoring jobs, flexible private practice, hospital or community-based jobs are some of the opportunities available following graduation.

What you'll learn

  • integrating evidence-based assessment and management of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction and exercise rehabilitation across the lifespan
  • communicate effectively with clients, community and industrial partners that enhances the assessment and management of individuals and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • justify personal and professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, and the impact of these on the provision of continence and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • apply international standards and practice in the assessment and management of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • demonstrate respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity in promoting health and well-being in clinical and diverse populations/amongst clientele and peers
  • appraise current and emerging technologies that are relevant to the field of continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy

Professional recognition

If you are a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), you can apply for the APA Titled Membership (APA Titled Member) on graduation.

 

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy degree for indicative fees.

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-CNWHM
  • Last updated on: 1 March 2024

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