This module is for nurses who wish to become adeptly skilled in the care and management of the client receiving renal replacement therapy, either haemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD).
It will also enhance knowledge in relation to the pathophysiology and treatment of acute kidney injury. The module will incorporate psychosocial, ethical, legislative, professional guidance and risk management dimensions to provide the practitioner with a comprehensive knowledge of the client's lived experience.
The course is also offered as an undergraduate award (level 6).
Who is this module for?
Practitioners managing clients with a range of renal problems and who have:
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:
Competency assessment document and essay
Course length: 10 Teaching Days