Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain
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Endometriosis is the most common benign gynaecological condition worldwide, which is frequently mis-diagnosed, dismissed and under-recognised. This course will prepare and empower students with the knowledge and essential attributes to be an advocate for all woman experiencing chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis.

The purpose of this unit of study is to provide the student with the necessary theoretical knowledge to improve how they assess and manage endometriosis and pelvic pain in the clinical setting. This is achieved by exploring endometriosis pathophysiology, pain physiology, and contemporary, evidence-based treatment and management within various clinical settings. A holistic, individual, person centred approach is core to this subject.

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain
Unit of study code 316
Availability Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

GC single unit of study


Please note: This subject will be available from the April 2020 term.

Pre-requisite This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Sinu Thomas
Email: sinu.thomas@acn.edu.au
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Understanding pelvic pain and endometriosis a) apply an advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the assessment of women who are experiencing endometriosis and pelvic pain Assessment 1: MCQ (20 questions) 5% 4
Theme 2: Diagnostic assessment and cultural safety b) prioritise health issues and management for women who are experiencing endometriosis and pelvic pain Assessment 2: Literature critique (2,000 words) 40% 6
Theme 3: Treatment and management c) critically analyse patient education, self-management and long term management strategies promoting quality of life for women with endometriosis and pelvic pain with an MDT focus Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 9
Theme 4: Holistic nursing care and future directions d) reflect on their own communication skills and evaluate communication strategies used in clinical practice Assessment 4: Online discussion 5% 10
e) evaluate evidence based research on assessment and management of endometriosis and pelvic pain in the contemporary Australian context.

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain (316) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.