Key Facts

Module Title: Holistic Management of Adult Bladder Dysfunction - NUR-30206
Mode of Study:Tri 2/February
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 679559
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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This Holistic Management of Bladder Dysfunction in Adults module is a 15 credit Level 6 (FHEQ) module, which includes prevention, assessment, treatment and management of initial and complex bladder dysfunction including urinary catheterisation.

It is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of healthcare practitioners in relation to the care of adults experiencing bladder dysfunction within both primary and secondary care, in response to both the increase in the ageing population and long-term conditions.

The focus is on the development of a positive view of urinary continence promotion and management of bladder dysfunction in a holistic context. Reflective practice underpins the philosophy of the module, enabling students to integrate theory with practice and provides an evidence-based approach to the care of individuals with both initial and complex bladder dysfunction.

The module aims to develop students' underpinning knowledge and skills relating to the principles of bladder dysfunction management in adults which includes assessment treatment and management of complex bladder dysfunction including urinary catheterisation, and to apply these principles to the development of practice in the workplace. It also aims to encourage practitioners to apply a critical, analytical and evidence-based approach to the application of new and existing knowledge in relation to initial and complex bladder dysfunction using an integrated partnership approach.

A healthcare professional registered with an appropriate professional body e.g. NMC, HCPC

Overview of the awareness, incidence, and prevalence related to bladder dysfunction

Contemporary policy and guidance relating to integrated continence services

Anatomy and physiology of the lower urinary tract

Signs and symptoms of bladder dysfunction

Impact of bladder dysfunction / incontinence on the individual

Analysis of the types of urinary incontinence

Assessment process

Integrated partnership approach to service delivery relating to bladder dysfunction

Conservative treatment and management of bladder dysfunction including:

- medication

- aids and appliances

- lifestyle and self-care

Race, culture, ethnicity, ethics and sexuality

Approaches to urinary continence management in a person with complex needs / multi-morbidity (e.g. dementia)

Legal, socio-economic and professional aspects of continence care delivery

Principles of urinary catheterisation

Simulated skills re urinary catheterisation

The ageing bladder and lower urinary tract infections

Infection prevention and control


Case Study

Practical Exam