What you'll study

This module will cover normal anatomy and physiology and assessment of bladder and bowel dysfunction to develop an understanding of pathological, physical, and psychological aspects when assessing patients. Whilst the underpinning theory and fundamental principles remain the same, it is important to have an understanding of key issues from across the lifespan, for example helping with transition as a child goes into adulthood.

Developing an in-depth understanding of an evidence-based comprehensive bladder and bowel assessment, using a wide range of assessment tools, will enable the practitioner to: develop a robust care plan (including an individualised treatment plan,) enhance the patient's health education and work towards a preliminary diagnosis within the scope of the Registered Nurses professional practice area.

How you will learn

You will undertake theoretical lectures across the three months some face-to-face and some asynchronous lectures. You will also need to consider learning within the workplace context whilst undertaking the module. 


You will be assessed with one assessment which will be a work-based case study.