Aims/Description: This unit is intended for those health care professionals who have some experience of adults with renal disease and need the opportunity to study this further. Focussing on planning and managing care of adults with renal disease, candidates will be expected to reflect on current practice so need to be working within a clinical area. This unit is informed by NICE, KDIGO and Renal Association guidelines, Department of Health documentation and extensive literature and research relating to this subject. The unit is lead by clinical experts within the field of renal disease.

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: The teaching methods of this unit comprise of a single, taught study day at the start of the module as an introduction to the unit which will be delivered online. The remainder of the unit is conducted online involving the use of wikis, group discussions, small group work and reflection on clinical practice. The online materials will cover knowledge based material (particularly learning outcomes 2-3); discussions, wikis and group work will enable students to explore more complex and inter-related themes (particularly outcomes 1-3). The teaching methods will enable students to share their experiences from a variety of health and social environments thereby enriching their learning. Individual or small group tutorials conducted online will be used to prepare the student for their academic assignment. The programme will provide an arena in which participants can explore their own practice experiences in the light of current theory, literature and policies for advancing practice. This unit uses clinical experts to facilitate the sessions, as well as experienced lecturers from the University, to ensure that the learning remains fresh, accurate and is directly applied to the student's clinical practice. In addition, their assignment must demonstrate critical reflection and evaluation and this is encouraged through student discussion of clinical issues with peers in clinical settings other than their own. (Learning outcome 4)
Assessment: Course work

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