PED 808 Clinical Pediatric Nephrology, 4 credits

This rotation is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of etiology and pathophysiology of renal diseases in infants and children including fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome and renal failure.

Students will learn to recognize the major signs and symptoms associated with childhood kidney disorders and participate in formulating management plans including dialysis and renal transplantation in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

During this elective, we expect that students will:

  1. Be thoroughly familiar with assigned patients including an understanding of the pathophysiology of their disease processes
  2. Achieve proficiency in performing urinalyses and interpreting laboratory studies of renal function
  3. Meet with each of the faculty for tutorial sessions
  4. Give a brief (20-30 minute) presentation on a nephrology-related topic of interest to the student.

Prerequisites: MS4 or MS3 who has successfully completed PED 700.

Modules: A-K  Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 2

Course Instructors: Wayne Waz, MD; Xiaoyan Wu, MD, PhD; Shauna Tarsi, MD

Course Coordinator: Sue Quirk