Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301870 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Nephrology Nursing


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course provides a broad research foundation to enable scholarly research which will advance nursing theory and have the capacity to guide practice relevant to nephrology nursing. The course is a collaborative program between Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Applicants must be a currently registered nurse or eligible for registration with the Nurses Board of Western Australia, hold a nursing degree or equivalent, have a minimum of three years post-registration clinical experience with at least six months in the designated specialised area, provide evidence of a satisfactory academic record and appropriate communications and interpersonal skills. Registered nurses without a tertiary qualification must meet established criteria for the alternative mode of entry into graduate studies. Application for admission to the program must be approved by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants who have successfully completed the hospital based component may receive recognition of prior learning or exemption for the unit Nursing 517 - Nephrology.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. As most units are offered only once in each year and in the required sequence of study, there is some limitation of choice for those studying part-time.

Course Organisation

Students complete the advanced nursing practice component of this course within an approved hospital and or agency course.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. No tuition fee is payable for the industrial experience unit - Nursing 517 - Nephrology Nursing.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

301869 v.2 # Nursing 517 - Nephrology Nursing 3.0 125.0

Year 2 Semester 2

4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
5755 v.6   Managerial Effectiveness 571 3.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301413 v.3   Health Contract 590 8.0 50.0
306931 v.1   Advanced Nursing Practice - Primary Health Care 561 6.0 25.0
306939 v.1   Addiction Studies for Advanced Nursing Practice 562 6.0 25.0
306943 v.1   Advanced Practice - Sexually Transmissible Infections 562 3.75 25.0
307484 v.1   Diagnostics 561 4.0 25.0
307485 v.1   Pharmacology 521 3.0 25.0
307487 v.2   Pharmacotherapeutics 522 4.0 25.0
307495 v.1   Developmental Health 561 4.0 25.0
307496 v.1   Immunisation 562 4.0 25.0
307497 v.1   Partnership Models 562 4.0 25.0
308411 v.1   Diabetes and Pregnancy 543 4.0 25.0
# This is a full year hospital based clinical practice program


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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