Renal dysfunction: complexities of care


Renal dysfunction: complexities of care

This module aims to foster life-long personal and professional development in order to produce knowledgeable, skilled and reflective nurses in health and social care. It is a flexible educational programme, which reflects contemporary healthcare provision and meets the needs of students, service users and health and social care employers.

This module is for nurses who wish to become competent and knowledgeable in relation to the pathophysiology of renal dysfunction. It offers the student a sound basis for the overall care management strategies, including transplantation for this client group.

The module incorporates pathophysiological, psychosocial, ethical, legislative, professional guidance and risk management dimensions to provide a flexible and in-depth understanding of the spectrum of living with renal dysfunction.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Integrate a knowledge base 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. Identify potentially complex psychosocial and ethico-legal issues related to the care and management of clients with renal dysfunction.
  3. Critically explore the principles of compassionate care when working with clients with renal dysfunction empowering them to live well.
  4. Critically discuss the influence of national, legal and local policy on the management of renal dysfunction and its effect on the development of care.
  5. Critically examines and can apply research findings and literature for advancing care of the client with renal dysfunction.
  6. Demonstrates knowledge and effectively applies the principles of risk management and harm free care for the client with renal dysfunction.
  7. Incorporates personal responsibility and the professional code when delivering efficient  and effective care for clients with renal dysfunction.

*For this purpose, ‘interventions’ include renal transplantation.

Who is the module for? Nurses who work in an appropriate clinical area caring for renal clients and have a minimum of 6 months’ recent experience of caring for renal clients. 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. Please contact module leader Paula Lamb on 0208 725 0643 if you need to discuss this.

Module code: HP6017Y

Number of credits and level of study:30 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment: Competency assessment document (CAD) and poster presentation

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days

Module dates:*

  • 3, 10, 17 October 2017 – St George’s University Site
  • 3, 10 November 2017 – St Helier’s Hospital Site
  • 14, 21, 28 November 2017 – St George’s University Site
  • 5, 12 December 2017 – St George’s University Site

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leaderPaula Lamb

Programme:This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.