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Renal dialysis: Principles of care | HP7028Y | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Renal dialysis: Principles of care | HP7028Y | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
04/05/2021 | Available
04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 06/07/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


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.


Who is this module for?

Practitioners managing clients with a range of renal problems and who have:

  • 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.

Programme entry requirements


Competency assessment document and essay

Learning Outcomes
  1. Articulate evidence based knowledge by documenting precisely, a comprehensive assessment, intervention and evaluation of dialysis treatment for the client in established renal failure and the client with acute kidney injury.
  2. Autonomously implement and evaluate innovative best practice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions for clients in established and/or acute renal failure.
  3. Act with initiative in recognising and managing potential error or risk and synthesise solutions to deliver harm free care for the client receiving dialysis.
  4. Incorporate a critical ethical dimension to the care and management of clients on dialysis and work proactively with others to formulate solutions.
  5. Identify, evaluate and maintain capabilities as leaders or team members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide optimal care for the client on dialysis.
  6. Critically evaluate the effectiveness and application of research findings and guidance for advancing dialysis practice.
  7. Use personal reflection to improve practice and incorporate personal responsibility and the professional code in order to deliver efficient, effective and safe dialysis treatment 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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