September 20, 2021-October 8, 2021
15 half days
Duncan Johnstone, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
The Renal Course is second in a sequence of three courses (CV, Renal, Pulmonary) that focus on Body Fluid Homeostasis.
- To understand the relationship between structure and function in the renal organ system.
- To learn the embryologic basis of structure-based malfunctions in the kidney.
- To learn primary cellular processes that mediate the actions of pharmaceutical agents that are active in the renal system and how kidneys participate in establishing drug levels in circulation.
- To understand the etiology and treatment of common diseases of the renal system.
- To gain a good understanding of salt and water balance and the critical importance of this function to homeostasis.
- Pathology laboratories
- Small-group workshops
- Laboratory sessions
Evaluation for this course is based on a single multiple-choice examination (80%) and on attendance, and participation in PBL sessions and workshops (20%).
The percentage breakdown for the Organ Systems Pathophysiology Block, Section 2 is as follows:: Cardiovascular (44%), Renal (28%), Pulmonary (28%). Grading for this block is Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Cynthia Lance–Jones, PhD; Beth Piraino, MD; Steven Tofovic, MD, PhD; and Peter Veldkamp, MD, are recipients of the Kenneth E. Schuit Master Educator Award. Dr. Cynthia Lance-Jones is also a recipient of the Sheldon Adler Award for Innovation. Peter Veldkamp, MD, MS is a recipient of the Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award, In addition, Dr. Johnston is the director and Drs. Lance-Jones, Piraino, Tofovic, and Veldkamp are members of the UPSOM Academy of Master Educators.