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Prostate Nursing Care

La Trobe University

3 months
3125 AUD/full
3125 AUD/full
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Develop knowledge and skills in the specialist practice area of prostate nursing care with the Prostate Nursing Care course from La Trobe University. 


The Prostate Nursing Care course at La Trobe University is the only specialised program of study in Australia that prepares Registered Nurses to care for men living with prostate cancer and their families.

Programme Overview 

The structure of the course utilises the cancer professional development framework endorsed by the Australian Government. It aligns with the five intervention points of the framework: reduce the risk of cancer, find cancer early, treatment and support during active treatment, management and support after and between treatment and, care and support at the end of life.

Delivered online and consists of flexible student directed learning modules equivalent to 3-4 hours per week over 12 weeks. It is expected that students would spend an additional 10-12 hours per week on self-directed study time, reflecting, reading, preparation and assessment tasks.

Programme Structure

Key topics covered include:
  • relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology of prostate cancer
  • current trends in the treatment of prostate cancer
  • focused nursing assessment, screening and symptom management
  • sexuality and psychosocial care for the man and his family
  • health promotion, survivorship, and palliative care 
  • the nurse's role in the care of men who have prostate cancer

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early Bird - 3 July





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code Number 00115M 

  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) as a Registered Nurse.
  • All students have access to the La Trobe library (on campus and online) and contact with the subject coordinator via the Learning Management System discussion board and email, phone or fax.
  • Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  • Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3125 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3125 AUD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    3125 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3125 AUD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • Early Bird - $3,065.00  GST exempt


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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