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Stand Alone Module
Advances in Renal Care
- 20 Weeks (Theory module) & 24 weeks (Practice module)
- Start Dates:
- September and February
- 20 study days and Practice placements
- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith Hospital site
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- Anastasia Lawrence
- 0208 383 1000 ext 35243
Is this course suitable for me?
This 60 credit course is suitable for health care practitioners providing care for patients within a renal care setting.
This two-module Level 6 course is developed and offered by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust with accreditation from Buckinghamshire New University. The Theoretical Concepts in Renal Care is a Level 6, 30 credit, theoretical module. The Renal Care Practitioner is a Level 6, 30 credit, practice module. The theoretical module can be accessed as a ‘stand-alone’ module. You are not able to take the Practice module as a stand-alone module.
The Advances in Renal Care course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop comprehensive evidence based knowledge, apply critical thinking and innovative approaches to service delivery that that will positively influence health outcomes and quality of life for patients with renal care needs.
Theory Module: The Theoretical Concepts in Renal Care Module outline
- Renal Anatomy & Physiology sessions
- Different Renal Replacement therapies e.g. Haemodialysis, Continous Ambulatory, Peritoneal Dialysis, Transplantation
- Care and management of renal and other related diseases associated with renal failure
- Contemporary issues in Renal care e.g. Concordance, Withdrawal of dialysis, End of Life
- Current Issues- Renal Association, Renal National Service Framework in renal service provision
- Student case study and renal disease presentation
Practice Module: The Renal Care Practitioner Module outline
- Practice placements – Chronic Haemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis, Acute Haemodialysis, Transplantation & Nephrology
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate competence of a skilled practitioner in all aspects of renal care.
- Demonstrate application of in depth knowledge and skills of analysis, critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice necessary to provide evidence-based, holistic care for patients and their families.
- Challenge existing practice and initiate change in the light of current evidence, as a flexible, assertive and reflective independent practitioner working in partnership with patients, families and carers.
- Critically analyse the decision making process and utilise higher levels of clinical judgement to question and rationalise actions and new ideas, which will promote further development of practice.
The 60 credits gained from this course can also be used towards a ‘Top Up’ Degree by enrolling on the BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice as delivered by Buckinghamshire New University. In order to complete this degree you can automatically transfer these credits on enrolment within a two year period, otherwise application through the University’s CATs Committee will apply.
Knowledge and skills framework (KSF)
This course will address elements of the following KSF’s dimensions: Communication; Personal and people development; Heath safety and security; Service improvement; Quality, Equality and diversity; Health & Well being (1 – 8).
Teaching and learning
A variety of strategies will be employed including; lead lectures, case studies, group discussion, student reflection on practice, active participation, seminar presentations, scenario based discussions, learning in practice and problem solving.
- Registered health care professional with 120 level 5 credits
- You should be working in an appropriate area of practice that facilitates their practice development in renal care.
- You would normally be in clinical contact with patients for at least two days per week.
How to make an application
To apply for this course please contact the Course Leader or Course Administrator.
0208 383 5243
0208 383 5208
Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.