Care of Children with Renal Disease (NS443)

This module will further the student’s practical knowledge and skills in the nursing care and management of children and families affected by renal disease in childhood, both in the hospital and community. Students will gain an insight and deeper understanding of renal disease in childhood including topics such as underlying pathology, treatment modalities, nursing management and current research. 

The modules is targetted towards registered nurses working in the field of renal disease in childhood and/or children’s nursing, both in the hospital and community setting.

On completion of this module and following a period of personal study, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate evidence based care in the nursing management of children with acute, chronic and end stage renal disease in the healthcare setting and in the community.
  • Critically examine the pathophysiological processes in relation to renal disease in childhood and relate it to the delivery of nursing care.
  • Explore the application of the pharmacological support and its delivery systems as utilised in the treatment of common renal disease in childhood.
  • Critically examine the social, economic, psychological and emotional impact on the child and family of a chronic illness and the importance of family-centred care in meeting the holistic needs of each child and their family. 
  • Evaluate the role of the children’s nurse in meeting the health promotion and education needs of the child with renal disease and their family along the life continuum.

The module, run in association with DCU, will commence in January 2022 and will be delivered in CHI at Temple Street on the following dates: January 19th, 20th, February 9th, 10th and March 2nd, 10th, 31st 2022.

Applications will close: 
Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 5pm
Credit / Level: Level 8, 5 ECTS Credits
Module code:  NS443
Cost of module: €350

Application forms are available from:
Faculty of Science and Health, Dublin City University
T: 01 700 8975    

For further details, contact: 
Ms Lorna Donnellan, Clinical Education Facilitator (Renal Unit) 
T:  01 878 4257/ 878 4200 (Bleep 809)