Acute Renal Care Management
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11 weeks


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Coventry University (Coventry)


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This module aims to enable practitioners to further develop their practical skills and theoretical knowledge of the management of patients with acute renal failure. Furthermore, the module also aims to improve practitioners’ critical appraisal, analytic and reflective approaches to care using evidence-based research.

Course detail

This module provides students and practitioners with the opportunity to:

  • Build upon their already existing knowledge of care management by acquiring essential skills of acute renal care, which could expand their career prospects and promote their personal development as qualified professionals.
  • Gather evidence towards the achievement of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework core dimensions.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify potential causes of acute renal failure and determine relevant clinical signs and symptoms.
  • Critically appraise appropriate nursing action.
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues related to situations involving patients with acute renal failure.
  • Manage patients with acute renal failure.
  • Evaluate nursing strategies such as assessing, planning and implementing patients’ well-being.
  • Evaluate the principles of patients’ management.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through a combination of directed and self-directed activity, including lectures, seminars and workshops.

Summer term: Thursdays 8.30am - 4.30pm

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

  • Guided student activity – 30 hours
  • Self-guided student activity – 170 hours
  • Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered healthcare professional with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)/HPC (Health Professions Council).
  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • At least six months of experience in renal nursing.


  • Coursework 1: 2500 word Essay.
  • Coursework 2: Completion of Clinical Skill Inventory.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care, Professional Practice and Nursing studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the necessary qualities and knowledge to assist their work in a clinical environment using the acquired acute renal management skills.