The module will be taught entirely online via Moodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Throughout the module, a reflective approach will be adopted, and you will have the opportunity to appraise your own practice. With the use of weekly 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.
Topics will include:
- Anatomy and physiology of the renal system
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Established Renal Failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Dialysis and Transplantation
- Prevention of renal disease
- 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.
Teaching and learning disclaimer
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
A 3000 words 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.