You must be employed in an appropriate clinical setting.
This unit will address specialty nursing practices in a range of renal replacement technologies. The skills involved will include physiological and clinical aspects as they relate to the students practice environment and patient population.
|Unit name||Contemporary Renal Replacement Therapy|
|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
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Discuss the spectrum of treatment options available to clients with end stage renal disease (ESRD).
- Critically analyse clinical practice in renal replacement therapies.
- Reflect on your own practice as a nephrology nurse in terms of current best practice for achieving optimal esrd client outcomes.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Online Discussion (30%)|Clinical Scenarios (40%)|Clinical Skill Assessment and Reflection (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Thomas, N (ed.) 2019, Renal Nursing, 5th edn., John Wiley, West Sussex, UK
Daugirdas, JT, Blake, PG & Ing, T (eds) 2014, Handbook of Dialysis 5th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Bodin, S (Ed.) 2017, Contemporary Nephrology Nursing, (3rd edn.) American Nephrology Nurses' Association - available via unit reading list under Texts.
Taal, M, Brenner, B, & Rector, F, (Eds.) 2020, Brenner & Rector's the Kidney [electronic resource] - available via unit reading list under Texts
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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