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Advanced Continence Education


The PGCertHealSc(Continence Management) comprises two 30 point papers, one in each semester.

There will possibly be a course running in 2021 (subject to student enrolments)

Please contact
Ruth Helms
University of Otago, Christchurch

Advanced Course

·      Dr Pauline Chiarelli Workshops (Newcastle)

o   The 2 day workshops are limited to physiotherapists, nurses, midwives and doctors. The workshops are only open to women.

o   http://www.womenswaterworks.com.au/incontinenceworkshop.html


·      Otago University

o   Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences - Continence Management

o   For nurses, doctors and physiotherapists.

o   http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects/ctmg.html


·      Melbourne University

o   Post Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor)

o   For physiotherapists only.

o   This course is residential for 4 wks in February and then 5 months of assignments and ongoing computer contact with Melbourne. Intensive course and time consuming for duration of course. Course cost for NZ residents is same as for Aussie residents, not international student costs. Excellent course if you can afford costs and time.  http://www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au/programs/pgrad/progs/coursework/pgc/cont.html


·      Curtin University (Perth)

o   Post Graduate Programs (Diploma or Masters) in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women's Health Major)

o   Can do Masters fulltime in a year, most people spread it out over a few years.

o   NZer’s pay same rates as Australian citizens

o   For physiotherapists only.

o   http://physiotherapy.curtin.edu.au/home/