Charles Darwin University

Graduate Diploma of Renal Care

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Graduate Diploma of Renal Care course will extend knowledge acquired through your undergraduate health studies and expand your scope of practice. Through this course, you will synthesise the principles of equity, empowerment, and the socio-political determinants of health through an inter-sectoral focus on the individual, family, and community access to renal health services. The course will provide you with the opportunity to enhance and expand your: clinical practiceknowledge and skills in renal healthcarecare delivery processesclinical education, andclinical management.This course will expand on your current or recent experience within the health service, and you will undertake education and assessments that have a direct application to your current or future professional practice.


This 80-credit point course consists of eight core units.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore(8 units)80cpCompulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:NUR520 Advanced Renal Care 1NUR521 Advanced Renal Care 2NUR522 Renal Pathophysiology and PharmacologyNUR523 End of life careHEA503 Fostering Curiosity for CareHEA541 Culture in PracticeHEA518 Working with Vulnerable PopulationsNUR516 Critical Evaluation of Treatment Modalities 80cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award. Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.


  • Health and Medicine

Standard entry requirements

Applicants are required to:hold current registration as a registered nurse (Division 1) or registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).be currently employed in a renal related area and have worked in this field for at least 1 year at 0.4FTE, approximately 16 hours per week.provide details of their employment in this field which should be completed at the time of submitting their application.

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  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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