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Continence Theory for Physiotherapists


Attendance mode
Start date(s)
4 months
City Campus

UK students can apply

Entry requirements

Students should:

  • Hold a relevant professional qualification normally at Bachelors degree level (Ordinary or Honours) or equivalent
  • Be a physiotherapist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) if you are intending to undertake the practice module
  • Normally have two years post qualification experience
  • Normally be working in the field of women's health and / or continence care

English language requirements

You must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) if English is not your first language.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

Introductory lectures, small group discussions and seminar presentations will be used to develop theoretical knowledge, critical thinking and shared inter-professional learning. Practical workshops will enable you to relate theoretical knowledge to practical skills using relevant examination techniques taking into account the influence of patients' cultural, religious and personal preference.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a formative presentation to your peers and will receive both peer and academic feedback. As some of the module is completed by distance learning you will be encouraged to use the VLE to share practice, case scenarios and literature.

The directed study time will be used to review relevant anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and pathology as well as undertaking advanced literature searches, critical appraisal of relevant research and preparation for assessments.The assessments will allow you to demonstrate in-depth subject knowledge and develop your verbal and written presentation skills.

Throughout the module you will be encouraged to employ a holistic and patient-centred approach within the overall physiotherapy management of continence dysfunction. Formal and informal feedback will be given during practical sessions, following presentations and written assignments.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.