Advances in Renal Care
Advances in Renal Care 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 2
Renal healthcare professionals are required to care for a patient group who are continually aware of the devastating effects of an acute/chronic illness. A dependence upon highly technical equipment, long-term complications of therapy and repeated exposure to life threatening situations place enormous pressures on careers, family and friends. Consequently, the Advances in Renal Care Module is essential to ensure that those health care professionals working in the renal field are fully equipped to deal with the wealth of contemporary theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the management of the condition and its complications. This will enable them to deliver evidence-based practice when caring for this group of patients.
• CAUSES AND MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY_x000D_ • CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD)x000D • PRE DIALYSIS CARE_x000D_ • RENAL INVESTIGATIONS_x000D_ • PHARMACOLOGY_x000D_ • RADIOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATIONS_x000D_ • RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPIES x000D • HOME THERAPIES_x000D_ • VASCULAR ACCESS_x000D_ • RENAL NUTRITION x000D • PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY_x000D_ • TRANSPLANTATION_x000D_ • ADVANCED CARE PLANNING_x000D_ • TRANSITION FROM ACTIVE TO PALLIATIVE CARE_x000D_ • CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT
-threshold -Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to pass the theory component of the module.
-good -Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria.
-excellent -Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
- Critical interpretation and dissemination of current knowledge via critical review of the literature pertaining to kidney disease and how it pertains to health care provision
- Critically discuss the causes of acute kidney injury and its management in the acute hospital environment.
- Critically examine and evaluate the role of the multidisciplinary team within the renal setting, and show that they are able to work as an effective member of such a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the ethical, cultural, religious, spiritual and quality of life issues associated with renal disease
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of chronic kidney disease
- Understand the principles of Renal Replacement Therapy and the ability to deal with the issue of patient suitability, ability, circumstances and quality of life.
Clinical Practical Assessment
Investigate a problem or issue within the renal specialty that has been identified through audit or through personal reflection and that is relevant to their area of practice. Write a 3000 word assignment critically analysing the issues related to this problem and make recommendations that will improve practice