A program developed in conjunction with the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University.
The role for the prostate care nurse can be varied, acting as counsellor, provider of information, advocate and advisor for men and their families from diagnosis to treatment, through to follow-up care and palliation where appropriate.
In this subject you'll have the chance to develop knowledge and skills in the specialist area of prostate care, particularly the nursing assessment and treatment options for men experiencing prostate problems.
Topics covered include:
To be eligible, an applicant should:
The prostate care subject is offered by off-campus study. It's a single unit of study which takes 1 semester to complete. Learning is supported by a learning package which consists of a study guide, learning modules, activities, assessment tasks, readings (on CD ROM) and LMS (learning management system – a web-based interface that gives each student an email address and the ability to easily ‘chat' with other students in the course).
All students have access to the La Trobe library (on campus and online). Contact with the course coordinator can be via the LMS discussion board, email, phone or fax. The semester is 13 weeks in duration.
Successful students are awarded a Cancer Council Prostate Care Nurse Certificate.
La Trobe/Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing
Phone: 61 3 9496 4461
Fax: 61 3 9496 4450