Essentials of Renal Care

To apply you must be a registered practitioner who delivers healthcare services to people with renal care needs.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to the course and literature searching skills:
    • Appreciation of online learning resources and self-directed learning
    • Introduction and pathophysiology of the renal system
    • Investigations in renal disease
    • Pharmacology in renal care.
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease:
    • Acute Kidney Injury and Management
    • Chronic Kidney Disease and Management
    • Ethical consideration in renal care
    • Conservative treatment and End of Life Care.
  • Renal Replacement Therapy - Haemodialysis:
    • Salt balance, Target weight and Fluid balance
    • Vascular access
    • Haemofiltration and Haemodiafiltration
    • Haemodialysis complications.
  • Renal Replacement Therapy - Peritoneal Dialysis:
    • Formative Assessment
    • The principles of Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Nutritional support in Renal replacement therapy.
  • Renal Replacement Therapy - Transplantation:
    • Immunology in Transplantation
    • Pre and Post Transplantation Care
    • Immunosuppressant management
    • New Onset Diabetes After Transplantation.

Delivery:

Contact time is 48 hours and this is complemented by self-directive learning and online learning resources.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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