Online courses in Renal Medicine
Do you feel out of your comfort zone when a patient displays symptoms of kidney problems? Would you like to improve your management of patients suffering from or at risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Could your organisation benefit from a renal specialist? If so, our courses can help.
In clinical practice kidney disease is encountered frequently by the non-kidney specialist, both in primary and secondary care, especially as it is as a complication of common conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
So healthcare professionals on the front line, including primary care and specialist units, need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to deal with potential nephrology patients confidently and effectively.
Our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc courses aim to:
- Enable you to diagnose and treat patients with symptoms of kidney disease with confidence, without being a kidney specialist
- Equip you with the knowledge and skills to prevent or reduce the progression of CKD and ensure timely referral to secondary care
- Give you the confidence to treat dialysis and transplant patients appropriately, ensuring appropriate care is not withheld
- Consolidate your knowledge to ensure best patient care and service outcomes
Who are the courses for?
Our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc are specifically designed for healthcare professionals frequently seeing patients displaying symptoms of kidney disease, who aren’t renal specialists.
You should be working as a healthcare professional (HCP), either in the UK or overseas, in a role in general practice, or a secondary care HCP managing patients with systemic diseases that may affect the kidneys.
Postgraduate Diploma or MSc?
When deciding which course to apply for, you have options, depending on your circumstances and preferences:
You’ll complete the Postgraduate Diploma in 1 year and receive your transcript from the university on completion of the course. You’ll then have the option to progress and complete the MSc course.
To be eligible for the 1 year MSc you need to have completed the Postgraduate Diploma, either with the University of South Wales or an alternative UK-based university. You need to have gained 120 Level 7 credits, met all of the learning outcomes of our course and also covered each of the topics covered during our course.
The 2 year MSc
You will complete the Postgraduate Diploma in year 1 and the MSc in year 2; this is a popular option for many students as many student finance providers won’t offer support for funding for the Postgraduate Diploma alone.