The Postgraduate Certificate in Renal/Urology Nursing is designed to equip students with the theory and skills necessary to provide evidence-based, quality care to patients with renal/urological disorders in today’s challenging healthcare environment.
Delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital, this one-year, part-time programme allows you to explore a range of clinical and theoretical issues, whilst also fostering the skills necessary to function as team leaders and clinical resources to peers.
Course code: C1082A1
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:
- Explore the aetiology and pathophysiology of renal disorders and their physiological effects on other body systems.
- Evaluate the holistic assessment of the patient presenting with a diagnosis of renal disease.
- Demonstrate awareness of the holistic nursing care and management of the renal or urology patient.
- Explore the complications associated with renal replacement therapies including their management and prevention.
- Appraise the effects and side-effects of immunosuppressive therapy and their relationship to the long-term management of the renal transplant recipient.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of a support network to the urological patient and their families.