School of Nursing & Midwifery

Renal Nursing Theory

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 | ECTS points 7.5

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Renal Nursing Theory 15 Credits Level 9 | ECTS points 7.5
This module enables you to increase your knowledge and understanding of renal nursing.
This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
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Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Course Length
26 weeks
  • Recognise and discuss epidemiology and pathophysiology of renal disease
  • Critically review the current literature on treatment modalities and examine fundamental issues relating to renal disease
  • Discuss the acute and long term effects of renal replacement therapy
  • Explore the wider psycho-social implications of the effects of treatment

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This module is delivered through online methods including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums. You will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

This course is assessed through written assignment.

Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

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Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


 This module is suitable for first level registered nurses, midwives, health and social care professionals and other individuals who work within the acute sector or within communities where there are patients with renal disease who are being treated by a variation of treatment options.

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate level 8 study; however, if this is not the case, you are encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.


UK/EU Students: £640

International Students: £1,040

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


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