Functional Anatomy of the Male Pelvic Floor
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The male pelvis contains a complicated mix of muscles, fascia, ligaments, blood vessels, organs and nerves. The pelvic floor muscles form part of the pelvic floor and are responsible for the maintenance of continence, sexual function and pelvic organ support. In this course Pierre Roscher discusses the role the pelvic floor muscles play that relate to continence and sexual function.
This course aims to provide an overview on the anatomy of the Male Pelvic Floor specifically focusing on the prostate, its surrounding neural structures and the pelvic floor muscles
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.6 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify up to 18 anatomical features within the male pelvic floor
- select 4 characteristics of male sexual function
- encourage an appropriate pelvic floor muscle contraction