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Renal dysfunction: Complexities of care | HP7027Y | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Renal dysfunction: Complexities of care | HP7027Y | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | 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 is for nurses who wish to develop a deep and systematic understanding of the pathophysiology, care and management strategies for clients with renal dysfunction, including transplantation. The module incorporates psychosocial, ethical, legislative, professional guidance and risk management dimensions to provide the nurse with a comprehensive knowledge of the client's lived experience.


Who is this module for?

Practitioners managing clients with a range of renal problems and:

  • Have a minimum of six months' recent experience of caring for renal clients
  • Be working in an appropriate clinical area and caring for renal clients
  • Be able to complete all practice competencies in the renal unit where you are based or organise relevant experience to complete competencies away from your normal base
  • 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.

Programme entry requirements


Competency assessment document, poster and abstract

Learning Outcomes
  1. Articulate and integrate evidence   based knowledge 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. Incorporate a critical ethical dimension to the care and management of clients with renal dysfunction and work proactively with others to formulate solutions.
  3. Flexibly and creatively apply the principles of compassionate care when working with clients with renal dysfunction, empowering them to live well.
  4. Critically evaluate the effectiveness and application of national, legal and local policy within the management of renal dysfunction and their effects on the development of care.
  5. Critically evaluate and apply research findings and literature for advancing care of the client with renal dysfunction.
  6. Act with initiative in recognising and managing potential error or risk and synthesise solutions to deliver harm free care for the client with renal dysfunction.
  7. Use personal reflection to improve practice, and incorporate personal responsibility and the professional code in delivering efficient, effective and safe care to the client group.


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 and work-based learning - 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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