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The Assessment and Management of Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Dysfunction in Adults

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
3-4 hours
towards your CPD

Urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction is common among people of all ages, affecting about one in eight men and one in four women. This equates to approximately three to six million people in the UK. It can have numerous social and physical impacts which can be very damaging to sufferers, and is often viewed as a 'hidden' issue due to the embarrassment it can cause.

However, healthcare workers can make a huge difference to people's lives, often simply by increasing patient awareness and discussing ways in which they can take control of their lives again.

As a result, this module aims to increase awareness of the main issues around bladder incontinence and provide the learner with the information needed to undertake a holistic assessment of individuals with urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction, and initiate appropriate treatment.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Identify the main causes of urinary incontinence, and the impact on the individuals
  • Outline the roles of anatomy and physiology in relation to continence
  • Recognise the specific health conditions which may have an impact on bladder function
  • Explain the different classifications and types of bladder dysfunction
  • Define and describe them key principles of a continence assessment and treatment options

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Overview
  • Anatomy and physiology of the bladder
  • Types and causes of incontinence
  • Assessment of continence
  • Treatment and management of bladder symptoms
  • Summary

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations who will be required to undertake assessments of individuals with urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction. However, the information within the module would provide a useful overview of the subject to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general.


With approximately 180 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 3 4 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Very informative goes into a lot of detail to help you understand better
15/04/2016 JG
I didn't realise how many different treatments are available
28/01/2016 SN
The interaction was really helpful, would like to continue further training
12/01/2016 JM
Very easy to use and understand
27/10/2015 WD
Very clear diagrams easy to understand more facts than long winded explanations
14/10/2015 EO
Interactive, bright and colourful - good use of diagrams/pictures
14/10/2015 HI
Course kept me interested and focussed
14/10/2015 AM
illustrations supportive of learning
AF 08/12/2014
I liked the illustrations and the click boxes to describe the symptoms and what to look for
DC 12/05/2014

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 3-4 hours.

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