Module Title:   Renal Technology

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3310L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr P Twigg

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To bring together multidisciplinary aspects of prior learning to evaluate renal technology in terms of biology, mechanics, technology and healthcare.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Knowledge disseminated and concepts explored in lectures, with learning supported by tutorial problems and tutor-lead classroom discussion. Formative assessment and oral feedback given in tutorials. The formal examination assesses all of the learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor, while the coursework allows skills to be demonstrated more fully.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   148.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   4.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Understand the biology of the kidney and its pathology.
Understand the principles of renal replacement therapy.
Critically evaluate healthcare technologies for renal dialysis systems.
Understand the principles of infection control in the dialysis unit.
Understand the principles of water treatment for renal therapy.
Evaluate dialysis adequacy, complications and feedback.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Exercise significant judgement in the context of integrated and multidisciplinary healthcare technology.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply scientific method; solve problems systematically.

  Classroom test 2.00 40%
 
  Class room test, closed book
  Coursework   10%
 
  1000 words or equivalent
  Classroom test 2.00 40%
 
  Class room test, closed book
  Coursework   10%
 
  1000 words or equivalent

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Renal anatomy, physiology and pathology (part 1 & 2), principles of dialysis (part 1 & 2), dialysis technology (part 1 & 2), vascular access and anticoagulation, infection control, treatment of water for dialysis, biochemistry and nutrition, maintenance and monitoring of water treatment and distributions systems, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation, vascular access monitoring and complications, dialysis adequacy, biofeedback and treatment individualisation, renal replacement therapy in intensive care, the patients view.

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