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CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)101
First Published
Updated04 August 2019
Expires04 August 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course examines why many people may experience urinary incontinence across their lifespan, and how this symptom can be managed in order to reduce the impact it can have on the person experiencing it and those who care for them.

  • Review of genitourinary anatomy and physiology;
  • Causes and risk factors for urinary incontinence;
  • Strategies to manage urinary incontinence;
  • How to develop a targeted plan to manage symptoms.

There are millions of people worldwide living with urinary incontinence. The need for registered nurses, midwives and other health professiona;s to improve their comprehension of urinary incontinence is an imperative that will ensure people living with this symptom-based disorder are assessed and managed appropriately.


The purpose of this Course is to further your understanding of the causes of urinary incontinence, the people that are most at risk and how to assess people living with urinary incontinence in order to correctly identify the type of urinary incontinence.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your understanding of the genitourinary anatomy and physiology to enhance patient education regarding the pathophysiology of their incontinence.
  • Identify the causes and risk factors for urinary incontinence to initiate early interventions in order to prevent the progression of the condition.
  • Effectively use an assessment tool to gather information from a person living with urinary incontinence to develop strategies to manage their condition.
  • Interpret assessment information to correctly identify the type of urinary incontinence in order to develop a targeted plan to manage symptoms.
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and midwives at all levels of experience, working across a variety of settings.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Norah Bostock is a highly qualified clinician and educator working in private practice in South Australia. Norah draws her considerable experience and expertise from both Australia and overseas. She is considered an expert in her fields of continence, clinical governance, education and training. Norah has been published both nationally and internationally and her qualifications include a master of nursing, TAE cert IV, graduate cert (health), advanced graduate diploma (business management), and advanced graduate diploma (leadership and management).

Learner Reviews

101 Total Rating(s)
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Marissa Protheroe
20 Sep 2019

This was a very informative course

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Kadupitige Didula Eranda Priya Kadupitiya
20 Sep 2019

It was very informative and comprehensive

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Alexandra Smith
18 Sep 2019

Great course, came at a perfect time when we are starting the i-SCAMP trial at work. Now i feel more confident when undertaking assessments

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Jan Robinson
18 Sep 2019

This was a very easy to understand and comprehensive overview of anatomy, pathophysiology, risk factors, assessment techniques and the different types of incontinence. I really enjoy listening to this presenter...thank you.

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18 Sep 2019

Very good information

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Winifred Cancian
17 Sep 2019

Very clear summary of pathophysiology, reasons for incontinence and assessment

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Jenny Baker (Gammon)
12 Sep 2019

Invaluable session worthwhile resource, I would highly recommend this learning exercise to all carers .

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Jan beck
04 Sep 2019

Good information discussed in an interesting way

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cherrilyn Clifton
02 Sep 2019

This was a great learning tool very easy to use , a great source of information.

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Katie Chapman
02 Sep 2019

This resource was a great help to me in my learning.