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Renal dysfunction: complexities of care | HP6017Y | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Renal dysfunction: complexities of care | HP6017Y | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
29/09/2020 | Available
29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


This module aims to foster life-long personal and professional development in order to produce knowledgeable, skilled and reflective nurses in health and social care. It is a flexible educational programme, which reflects contemporary healthcare provision and meets the needs of students, service users and health and social care employers.

This module is for nurses who wish to become competent and knowledgeable in relation to the pathophysiology of renal dysfunction. It offers the student a sound basis for the overall care management strategies, including transplantation for this client group.

The module incorporates pathophysiological, psychosocial, ethical, legislative, professional guidance and risk management dimensions to provide a flexible and in-depth understanding of the spectrum of living with renal dysfunction.


Who is this module for?

Nurses who work in an appropriate clinical area caring for renal clients and have a minimum of 6 months? recent experience of caring for renal clients. All applicants must have a renal clinical placement with access to transplant surgery, pre-operative and post operative care of the transplanted patient confirmed prior to commencing the module.


Competency assessment document (CAD) and poster presentation

Learning Outcomes
  1. Integrate a knowledge base specific to the anatomy and pathophysiology of renal dysfunction in the assessment, planning and evaluation of interventions* for a client who presents with renal problems.
  2. Identify potentially complex psychosocial and ethico-legal issues related to the care and management of clients with renal dysfunction.
  3. Critically explore the principles of compassionate care when working with clients with renal dysfunction empowering them to live well.
  4. Critically discuss the influence of national, legal and local policy on the management of renal dysfunction and its effect on the development of care.
  5. Critically examines and can apply research findings and literature for advancing care of the client with renal dysfunction.
  6. Demonstrates knowledge and effectively applies the principles of risk management and harm free care for the client with renal dysfunction.
  7. Incorporates personal responsibility and the professional code when delivering efficient? and effective care for clients with renal dysfunction.

* For this purpose, 'interventions' include renal transplantation.


Course length: 10 Teaching Days


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Course Leader
Name: Sue Woodcock

Self Funding: £1690.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning, work-based learning and classroom - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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