Introduction to Prostate Cancer
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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men across the world and constitutes an important global public health burden. Prostate cancer is a major cause of disease and mortality among men, and each year approximately 1.6 million men are diagnosed with, and 366,000 men die of prostate cancer. Disability amongst men is high during and after their treatment for prostate cancer with impairments such as chronic pain, incontinence and sexual dysfunction continuing to impact their quality of life. Physiotherapy can assist men with managing these impairments and symptoms following prostate cancer treatment. This course will provide an overview of prostate cancer, its diagnosis and the various treatment options available.
This course aims to provide an overview of prostate cancer with particular emphasis on diagnosis, treatment and the side-effects of treatment.
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 1-1.5 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 1 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:
- select up to 11 criteria used in the diagnosis of prostate cancer
- identify 3 types of treatment that can be used for the management of prostate cancer
- select 2 side effects after treatment of prostate cancer
- select 2 treatments for the disability associated with treatment of prostate cancer