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|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $2,360.00||060399|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Essay (2500 words) 50%, online activities (1500 words) 50%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||To be advised by Unit Coordinator|
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, ANNAContemporary Nephrology Nursing: Principles and Practice
(2nd edn.),Janetti Inc., New Jersey.
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