Professional course

Essentials of Renal Care

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWRVT203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Joseph Jamu

Page last updated 1 September 2016

Introduction

On successful completion of this level 3 (UZWRVT203) or Masters level (UZWRVU20M) module you will be able to:

  • Provide evidence of understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the renal system and how this is affected in renal disease processes.
  • Examine the care and management of complications of renal replacement therapies and transplantation in relation to psychological, physiological and social issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the ethical, cultural and quality of life issues associated with renal disease and treatments.
  • Evaluate the role of the multidisciplinary team within the renal setting and explore renal nursing leadership in relation to service improvement.
  • Explore how evidence based practice influence the diagnosis of renal failure, treatment modalities and the impact on service users.              
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of pharmacological and nutritional needs in the management of renal disease.

 

Entry requirements

Registered Practitioners who deliver healthcare service to people with renal care needs.

Structure

Content

Day 1. Introduction to the module and literature searching skills

  • Appreciation of online learning resources and self-directed learning
  • Introduction and pathophysiology of the renal system
  • Investigations in renal disease  
  • Pharmacology in renal care                                                

Day 2. Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Acute Kidney Injury and Management
  • Chronic Kidney Disease and Management
  • Ethical consideration in renal care
  • Conservative treatment and End of Life Care                                   

Day 3. Renal Replacement Therapy: Haemodialysis

  • Salt balance, Target weight and Fluid balance
  • Vascular access
  • Haemofiltration and Haemodiafiltration
  • Haemodialysis complications

Day 4. Renal Replacement Therapy: Peritoneal Dialysis

  • Formative Assessment
  • The principles of Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Nutritional support in Renal replacement therapy

Day 5. Renal Replacement Therapy: Transplantation

  • Immunology in Transplantation
  • Pre and Post Transplantation Care
  • Immunosuppressant management
  • New Onset Diabetes After Transplantation

Learning and Teaching

Scheduled learning includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, reflection on practice and work based learning, practical classes and workshops.

Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading especially activities online, case study preparation and presentation, assignment preparation and completion.

Study time

The actual contact time is 48 hours and this is complemented by self-directive learning and online learning resources.

Assessment

Formative Assessment

Case study presentation: Individual presentation utilising a reflective model to discuss a particular aspect of care from practice. This promotes peer learning and appreciation of different roles in the delivery of service in healthcare. This will enable you to explore the foundation for your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment

Case Study Essay: Writing an essay demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the delivery of service to a person with renal healthcare needs (3000 words).

The essay should include a brief history of the person, the pathophysiology of renal dysfunction and how care was delivery in order to meet the person's healthcare needs.  The essay should clearly demonstrate understanding of the role of the practitioners in enhancing future practice.

At level 3, you are expected to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise the delivery of service in this case study. This should include some appreciation of how evidence based practice influence the delivery of renal service.

At Masters level, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide independent perspectives regarding the delivery of service in this case study. This should include a critical exploration of literature and debate the wider socio-political implications of renal service delivery.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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