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CPD Developments in Renal Care

Level 6 (undergraduate), 30 Credits

Start dates
September, January, April
Course length
1 years PartTime
City campus

Course cost

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Course aim

This course will enhance your knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to current renal clinical working environment.You will also develop a critical understanding of care in relation to renal care and be able to deliver high quality patient/client centered care.

Course content

Course under review

During this module, you will study:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • pathophysiology
  • acute kidney injury
  • chronic kidney disease
  • renal replacement therapies
  • legal and ethical issues
  • dietary management
  • transplantation
  • conservative management
  • long term complications of CKD
  • psychosocial issues
  • end of life care

Teaching and learning

This course is delivered via:

  • formal keynote lectures
  • group and individual tutorials
  • discussions
  • e-learning
  • seminars work-based learning strategies

Your individually agreed learning objectives will be outlined in a formal learning agreement using a tripartite approach (involving yourself, LJMU and your employer).

You will be expected to attend LJMU on a Monday for a full day every 2 weeks.

Entry requirements

  • Extra Requirements

    You must have at least 1 year post registration, have studied to Diploma Level, and be working in a renal / ITU/HDU clinical area. Staff working outside of these areas are to contact the programme leader Mrs Cheryl Grimes, to discuss work place and ability to meet the programme and assessment objectives. 

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.


You will be assessed via:

  • 3 seminar presentations relating to your learning agreement
  • a portfolio of evidence demonstrating agreed objectives within your learning agreement

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development programme can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.