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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice

Graduate diploma

Enhance your professional career development in wound, ostomy and continence practice across healthcare settings.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice
  • Duration
    2 years part-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Curtin Singapore
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Semester 1, 2023

15 August 2022

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Trimester 1, 2024

4 September 2023

4 January 2024

Trimester 1A, 2024

29 March 2023

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Why study Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice at Curtin?

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The Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice is designed to provide you with the theoretical foundations of nursing science, together with the clinical knowledge and skills associated with the specialisation.

The Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice offers the student who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice an expanded theoretical foundation in nursing science and skills development.

It focuses on the development of clinical leadership, promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice to foster the development of graduates consistent with the profile and requirements of the nurse specialist role. The course will cover principles of qualitative and quantitative research methods and the use of these methods in applied health research and evaluation.


Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.


What you'll learn

  • analyse critically, and evaluate advanced concepts of specialty nursing practice; integrate expert knowledge and integrated understanding to demonstrate competency at a level in accordance with specialty competency standards
  • critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise the environmental, physical and psychosocial aspects of the individual for effective clinical decision making; recognise own abilities and level of professional competence
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making in specialty practice
  • integrate advanced communication skills within a legal and ethical framework related to complex clinical issues in area of specialty; interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • effectively anticipate, plan for and use complex technology applications relevant to specialty practice
  • integrate autonomous, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a lifelong learner in specialty practice; participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
  • critically appraise, evaluate and incorporate national and global health issues and strategic health care directions into specialty nursing practice
  • incorporate culturally aware and respectful specialty care to multicultural groups and indigenous communities
  • incorporate advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge and judgment, including advanced leadership and autonomy into specialty practice; work professionally in specialty practice demonstrating expert judgement, leadership and independence as a nurse in area of specialty; act as an experienced positive role model to peers and other members of the healthcare team
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

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Semester 1
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Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 1A
  • On campus


Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 1A
  • On campus

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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