Module Topics

Module topics include signs and symptoms of renal conditions, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition, medicine management and an overview of renal replacement therapy. In addition, specialist clinical skills such as assessment and education of people with kidney disease are presented and discussed. The module is interspersed with interactive activities that you can discuss with your senior colleagues and/or mentors. The module will take approximately 10 hours to complete, but you have the flexibility to undertake the module when you wish, in either short or long chunks of time.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this module you will know and understand:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the kidney
  • Epidemiology and causes of kidney disease
  • International staging of kidney disease
  • Prevention of kidney disease
  • Signs and symptoms of kidney disease
  • Infection control
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient education
  • Psycho-social care including discharge planning
  • Medicine management
  • Basic nutrition in kidney disease
  • Caring for the acutely ill with renal disease
  • Basic introduction to renal replacement therapy (RRT)