CPD Developments in Renal Care

Level 6 (undergraduate), 30 Credits

Start dates

January 2023

Course length

One year

Course cost

Total cost: £1,260


City campus

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

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

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. 


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 is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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.

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