Courses & Units

Foundations of Renal Nursing CNA562


This unit uses group work and late enrolment might affect your ability to participate actively.


This theoretical subject addresses the pathogenesis of renal disease and the nursing assessment and management of patients with acute, chronic and end stage renal disease. It includes pathophysiology, pharmacy and nutrition, biochemical pathology and complications arising in the management of renal failure.


Unit name Foundations of Renal Nursing
Unit code CNA562
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Kirsten Black

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern



Essay (2500 words) 50%, online activities (1500 words) 50%

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Thomas, N (ed.) 2014, Renal Nursing, 4th edn., John Wiley

Field, MJ, Pollock, CA & Harris, DC 2010, The Renal System, 2nd edn., Churchill Livingstone, Sydney

or Alternative textMolzahn, AE & Butera, E (eds) 2006, ANNA

Contemporary Nephrology Nursing: Principles and Practice

(2nd edn.),

Janetti Inc., New Jersey.

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