The module will be taught entirely online via Moodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Zoom. Throughout the module, a reflective approach will be adopted, and you will have the opportunity to appraise your own practice.
With the use of online discussion forums, you will have the opportunity to explore issues relevant to the patient with renal care needs. These forums will also facilitate sharing and collaborative learning between learners with a range of experiences and viewpoints. The course is firmly underpinned by national and international standards to promote the delivery of high quality evidence based care for renal patients.
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- Anatomy and physiology of the renal system.
- Acute Kidney Injury.
- Established Renal Failure.
- Prevention and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease.
- Dialysis and Transplantation.
- Complications and supportive renal care.
- Psychosocial renal care and quality of life issues.
- Ethical issues in renal care.
- Self- management in renal impairment.
- Guidelines & Standards supporting renal care.
A 3000 word essay - using a reflective approach, you will be required to self-select a case study based on a patient/client that you have cared for from your area of practice and critique the management of the patient/client in line with current research. Through this assignment, you must demonstrate how you have met all the learning outcomes.