The Certificate in Renal Care has been developed in collaboration with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The principle aim for this course is to provide post-qualification continuing professional development in the speciality of renal care. This course contributes to developing practice excellence and the delivery of professional caring for renal patients. It aims to develop practitioners with a breadth of knowledge across all areas of the renal speciality, who will be able to deliver evidence-based care to patients with renal disease.
This course is suitable both for those embedded within a renal department, as well as students who would like to expand their knowledge of renal disease and management to enhance the care which they can offer to these patients in other areas of healthcare.
This module aims to develop a critical understanding of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. The module considers contemporary approaches to the assessment and management of renal conditions, along with strategies to promote patient engagement and participation in self-management.
This module aims to develop a critical understanding of active therapeutic interventions which are used in the management of renal pathology. The module also considers contemporary approaches to leadership to facilitate effective collaboration and effective performance of the multidisciplinary team.
How you’re taught
Teaching will be delivered using a variety of approaches, which include, lectures, problem-based learning, collaborative learning and reflection on clinical practice. The course is delivered through a blended delivery of on campus and online learning. This course is co-delivered by experienced academics and specialist staff embedded in current renal clinical practice. This offers a synergistic approach to course delivery to ensure that the course remains current and responsive to changes in current practice. Students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills across a range of renal contexts and apply learning to practice through critical reflection and discussion of practice.
Students should work within an appropriate healthcare setting while studying this course. This will enable students to reflect on their current practice and apply the knowledge and skills that are learned throughout the course. The course will also use case studies relating to the specialty and workplace along with discussion of professional practice to facilitate the integration of theory and practice.
How you’re assessed
- Patchwork writing
- Critical reflection
- Written assignment
Campus and facilities
The purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre is home to our world-class teaching, practice, research and scholarship in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP).
- Applicants will be registered nurses currently working in an area of practice which is pertinent to the course
- Applicants for the Professional certificate must have a level 5 qualification, applicants for the Post graduate certificate must have a level 6 qualification or evidence of the ability to study at Level 6
Fees and funding
|Level of study||Course cost|
|Professional / Postgraduate Certificate in Renal Care||£2,100|
|BSc in Renal Care||£4,200|
|MSc in Renal Care||£6,700|
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How to apply
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This course is not open to international students.
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