Assessment and Management of Acute Kidney Injury, NU3093 Short Course

Assessment and Management of Acute Kidney Injury, NU3093 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 1 day workshop

SCHOOL: School of Nursing

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: October 2020

Entry Requirements:

Registered Nurse

Course Content


Learning Environment & Assessment

The module is delivered at the Preston campus during semesters 1 & 2. There are 9 study days in total and these are scheduled to take place on Tuesday's of non-consecutive weeks.

The module will be delivered through a variety of methods to include key lectures, small group seminars / case studies, formative presentations, tutorials and directed study activities. A virtual learning environment will support the module, whereby students will engage with this environment to access learning materials, supporting directed reading and study. Formative assessment is integral to the module learning, teaching and assessment strategy and detailed formative feedback will be provided to students.




  • Oral presentation and defence (Powerpoint) 40% 20 minutes
  • Oral Viva 40% 20 minutes
  • Written Assignment 20% 750 words




Learning outcome & aims

The module will review key concepts which relate to the successful management of AKI.
These will include analysis of the epidemiological factors associated with AKI, review of the normal functioning of the renal system which will be utilised to inform the exploration of pathophysiology of AKI. This will support the practitioner in critically analysing the assessment and management of patients presenting with symptoms of AKI and is in accordance with current policy guidance from the National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence.

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:


  • Analyse the epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury.
  • Discuss underlying pathophysiological processes, which lead to Acute Kidney Injury.
  • Critically explore assessment and management processes in order to minimise or halt the progression of Acute Kidney Injury.
  • Critically evaluate supportive care strategies.


Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
NHS Contracts Unit
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
01772 893836/893839

For further information:

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,



About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839