Introduction to Prostate Cancer

Online Course: Introduction to Prostate Cancer

A review of prostate cancer from a physiotherapy perspective

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Presented by:

Pierre Roscher

Pierre is a South African Physiotherapist with a special interest in Men's Health Physiotherapy

1-1.5 hours

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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:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.

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