Incontinence After Prostate Cancer
Urinary incontinence is a common side effect in men who have undergone treatment for Prostate Cancer. There are different types of incontinence that can occur and this depends on the treatment approach. A radical prostatectomy, which is the surgical removal of the prostate, often results in stress incontinence and radiation therapy more often results in urgency, frequency and urge incontinence. In this course Pierre Roscher introduces you to the concept of urinary incontinence in men and how the various treatments for Prostate Cancer can result in this disabling side effect.
This course aims to provide you with a overview on the different types of incontinence that men may experience as a side effect of the various treatments for Prostate Cancer
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 0.5-1 hours 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:
- choose the type of urinary complication a patient is suffering from based on case examples
- select up to 5 clinical findings post radical prostatectomy
- select up to 5 clinical findings post radiation treatment for prostate cancer