The Postgraduate Diploma in Renal/Urology Nursing is designed to equip students with the theory and skills necessary to provide evidenced-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.
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 patient receiving renal replacement therapies.
- 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.