Courses & Units

Contemporary Renal Replacement Therapy CNA573


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
Unit code CNA573
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Deborah Fortnum
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
060399 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentOnline Discussion (30%)|Clinical Scenarios (40%)|Clinical Skill Assessment and Reflection (30%)
TimetableView 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

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