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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Deborah Fortnum|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Relate renal function abnormality to kidney disease and differentiate between the processes that cause acute and chronic kidney failure
- Plan and evaluate nursing assessment for a person with renal impairment
- Explain complications that renal patients encounter as their disease progresses from renal insufficiency to end stage renal disease
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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|Assessment||Online Quizzes (20%)|Online Discussion and Summary Paper (40%)|Essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
You will need the following text [Hard copy available from Booktopia]:
** Please note, both of these books are available via the UTAS Library as E-Books. There is no need to purchase your own hard copy **
Contemporary Nephrology Nursing
Vander’s Renal Physiology
Brenner & Rector’s the Kidney
These materials will be useful to your developing knowledge and understanding of the content in this unit, but you are not required to purchase them. When seeking sources of evidence to support your assignment work, you will find these a useful starting point. These materials are available for a limited loan period from the University Library collection with some also available as eBooks.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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