Short Course

Acute Renal Care

Level 6

Our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview

The module will review key concepts which relate to the successful management of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).

These will include analysis of the epidemiological factors associated with AKI, a review of the normal functioning of the renal system which will be utilised to inform the exploration of the 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.

Attendance: Part-time
Delivery: Campus/Blended
Duration: January - May (9 module weeks)
Module code: NU3805
Campus: Preston
Start Date: January

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be registered health professionals
  • Be currently working in a renal specialist area of practice
  • Have studied to level 6 before
  • Have six months of work experience in a renal specialist area of practice
  • Be qualified for at least 2 years
  • Have the support of their manager in practice
  • Be able to demonstrate engagement throughout studies to the course leader
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Academic expertise

Headshot of Jill Dobson.
Jill Dobson
Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Jill is our course leader for the Critical Care Nursing course. Her responsibilities are predominantly in the postgraduate critical care portfolio. Research interests include end-of-life and bereavement within the acute and critical care environment.

Anne Jarvis
Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Anne is a senior lecturer teaching across a wide range of modules within the acute and critical care portfolio. She delivers neuro-anatomy, neuro-physiology and other key concepts related to the neuroscience nursing care perspective to enhance the effectiveness of care given to t…


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