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Continence Management

Continence management is a huge issue in the care home setting. 50% of residents have urinary incontinence and many more suffer with an array of impactful urinary symptoms. Better management improves health outcomes and prevents the consequences of mismanagement, which include infections, falls, medical emergencies and hospital admissions.


Up to 14 x2 hour modules

100% online


Course overview

This part-time, online course is medically-accurate and up-to-date. It has has been developed with stakeholders within the care home sector and the national healthcare provision.

It is accessible to anyone and there are no entry requirements. The course can be taken at a time and place to suit you. You can jump on and off the course to suit your learning pace.

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Course details

What you study

The 14 modules cover the following topics:

Dignity and continence care
Falls and fractures
Incontinence-associated dermatitis
Infection control
Managing side-effects
Mental health and neurodegenerative disease
Personal care
Treatment, frailty
Treatment, general
Urinary system in health and disease

How you learn

This course is delivered online and is flexible to your own pace. It’s easy to access via multiple devices to ensure you can learn around your schedule, your way.

How you are assessed

You take a 10-question multiple choice assessment before and after each module to keep track of your progress and monitor your learning. The pass mark for each module is 80%.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

This course is accessible to anyone and there are no entry requirements. The course can be taken at a time and place to suit you. You can jump on and off the course to suit your learning pace.



Career opportunities

You will be more confident and competent in the management of continence, within the care home setting. This is a professional development course which may lead to further study and career progression.


Learning platform

Our virtual learning environment (VLE) is the platform you use to access your online course


Teesside University online learning courses are delivered through the Brightspace Learning Environment.

Here are some of the benefits.

  • You can use it on your smartphone, tablet and computer.
  • And you can use it anytime, so that you can plan your learning to fit your own schedule.
  • It's easy to use and navigate.
  • Modules are set out by topics and themes. You can use the progress bar to understand where you are in your modules, and appreciate your achievements.
  • We support you to become familiar with your VLE, helping you to start learning quickly.
  • You get feedback, help and guidance from tutors throughout your course through the VLE, and you can ask questions at any time.
  • Our tutors use a live activity feed to keep you updated about your course.
  • You can create a student profile, collaborate with other students and take part in online discussion forums.

Software requirements


Online learning

Online learning allows you to get a university-level qualification from the comfort of your own home or workplace. You'll have access to all of the world-class teaching and support that Teesside University has to offer, but all of your lectures, tutorials and assessments will take place online.

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University of the Year

Teesside University was named University of the Year at the Edufuturists Awards 2022.


2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: Up to 14 x2 hour modules
  • 100% online

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Service user and carer involvement

Service users and carers support all aspects of our students' lifecycle from recruitment to graduation.

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