Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
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11 weeks






Coventry University (Coventry)


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This module aims to introduce students to the specific skills and theoretical-based knowledge necessary for the successful management of patients with chronic kidney disease, including kidney transplantation.

Course detail

The module will focus on current treatment programmes, providing students with up-to-date information about the new developments within the field.

This module provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Build upon their already existing knowledge of care management by acquiring the essential skills of management of chronic kidney disease, which could promote their personal development as qualified professionals.
  • Explore recent developments within the field to expand their skills in this specialist field of nursing.
  • 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:

  • Apply relevant knowledge and skills to management of patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • Evaluate the benefits of recent developments within the field.
  • Analyse the social and psychological implications of chronic kidney disease, considering the patient and significant others.
  • Determine appropriate nursing interventions that should be taken when needed.
  • Understand nursing strategies, such as assessing, planning and implementing patient’s well-being.
  • Evaluate the professional, ethical and legal issues regarding the management of chronic kidney disease.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through a combination of different methods, including lectures, seminars and workshops.

Spring 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 General Nurse on the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Register.
  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • At least six months of experience related to chronic kidney disease.


  • Coursework 1: 2500 word Essay (100% of module mark).
  • Coursework 2: Completion of Clinical Skills 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 chronic kidney disease management skills.