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Foundations for Urology Care HEA4246


This module provides an in depth and comprehensive overview of caring for patients with urological conditions in a range of different working environments. It is run in Partnership between Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Edge Hill University and is delivered by front line clinicians who are experts in their field of urology.

Trimester 1 runs between September and December and Trimester 2 runs between January and April.

Module code:HEA4246
Module credits:40
Cost for new students:£2000 per module for 2024 / 25 academic year

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

The module is ideal for both Registered Adult Nurses and qualified Physician Associates who are caring for urology patients in any area of practice in primary or secondary care.

What are the key aims of the module?

The module aims to support and develop students to:

  • To improve knowledge and understanding of urological conditions to allow for highest standards of patient care.
  • Critically apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology to the urological patient.
  • To enhance decision-making skills when managing patients with urological conditions
  • Critically reflect on the development of advanced skills/capabilities to inform personal professional development.

How will I study?

This module is delivered on a blended basis with the option to attend in person or virtually via the VLE. Face to face attendance is recommended for the first day of both Trimesters.

What will I study?

You will gain expertise in all major areas of urological care including:

  • Prostate assessment.
  • Haematuria.
  • Uro-oncology.
  • Functional urology.
  • Andrology.
  • Urological emergencies.
  • Renal stone disease.

You will develop the ability to plan and implement basic interventions for a range of urological conditions, you will gain first-hand experience of interpreting a variety of clinical data, pathology results and diagnostic investigations. You will also examine palliative care, service development, ethics, resilience and autonomous practice, developing specialist skills.

You will also develop skills including:

  • Critical reflection.
  • Clinical reasoning decision-making.
  • Legal/ethical implications of clinical decisions.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment for this module is in two parts:
1. 4500 written assignment.
2. 20 minute clinical presentation.

On successful completion you will:

The module will support you in developing more advanced knowledge and increased specialisation in your current role or in a general setting, ensuring you have the expertise to improve the care of patients with urological conditions.

You will also be well placed to apply for specialist nursing positions in urological care, such as a urology-oncology clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner or advanced nurse practitioner in urology, urology nurse clinician, or stone specialist nurse.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Nightingale Education and Conference Centre, Whiston Hospital

Starts: Thursday 26 September 2024

Session times:

Trimester 1

  • Thursday 26 September 2024, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance
  • Thursday 3 October 2024, 9:30am – 4:30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 10 October 2024, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 17 October 2024, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 24 October 2024, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 31 October 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 7 November 2024, reading
  • Tuesday 12 November 2024, 9.30am – 4.30pm, online
  • Thursday 21 November 2024, 9.30am – 4.30pm, online
  • Thursday 28 November 2024, reading
  • Monday 2 December 2024, 9.30am – 4.30pm, online

  • Trimester 2
  • Thursday 30 January 2025, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance
  • Thursday 6 February 2025, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 13 February 2025, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 20 February 2025, reading
  • Thursday 27 February 2025, reading
  • Thursday 6 March 2025, 9.30am – 4.30pm, online
  • Thursday 13 March 2025, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 20 March 2025, 9.30am – 4.30pm, attendance, online
  • Thursday 27 March 2025, reading
  • Thursday 3 April 2025, reading
  • How to apply

    Apply online for September 2024

    Contact us

    For further information please contact:

    Eleri Phillips, Specialist Urology Nurse
    Phone: 07867201429

    Veronica Vernon, Programme Leader
    Phone: 01695 657097

    Pauline Causey
    Urology Academic Audit Support Worker


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