Online Course
Sexual Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer
Learn how the treatment for Prostate Cancer affects sexual functioning

0.5-1 hour





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Pierre Roscher
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Pierre is a physiotherapist with a passion for educating others about men's health physiotherapy

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Sexual dysfunction is strongly associated with outcome satisfaction after Prostate Cancer treatment. Treatment options for Prostate Cancer all have their advantages and disadvantages. Impacted sexual function is a common side effect regardless of the treatment approach taken. This is due to the close relationship of the prostate with the nerves, vascular structures and muscles that control an erection as well as other aspects of sexual function such as ejaculation and orgasm. Damage to these structures during surgery or from radiation therapy can result in debilitating sexual dysfunction that can negatively impact a man's quality of life. In this course, topic specialist Pierre Roscher will explore sexual function in males and the dysfunctions that can occur after prostate cancer treatment.


This course aims to provide an overview of the various types of sexual dysfunctions that can occur after treatment 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:

  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.


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 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 0.7 Plus 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:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify up to 7 features of male sexual function
  • identify up to 13 features of male sexual dysfunction after Prostate Cancer treatment