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NEPHROLOGY

CODE 67393
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 2 credits during the 3nd year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/14
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course focus is represented by the diseases of the kidney, including mechanisms of disease, clinical presentation and clinical and functional correlations of kidney disease

Relevant focus is also on alterations of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The primary goal is to provide students with experience in the approach to the renal

patient. Students are exposed to a broad range of issues including acute and chronic kidney disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, glomerular disease, end stage renal disease, modalities of dialysis and hypertension.

Students are expected to become familiar with the general approach to the renal patient and a

fundamental understanding of renal pathophysiology.

TEACHING METHODS

 

Frontal lessons

 

Lab skills on urinary tests.

 

Individual Presentation and Discussion of Cases

 

The student will present a focus-based detailed

history and physical examination to the attending nephrologist.

The case discussions center on the differential diagnosis, the pathophysiology involved, the

interpretation of examination findings, the interpretation of laboratory results and imaging studies. An attending nephrologist will  interacts with the patient and together with the student. For patients admitted to the Nephrology service, the

Student  will present the patient history and physical and develop and implement a diagnostic plan  in conjunction with the attending nephrologist.

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Lab and image in nephrology

Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base alterations.

Mechanisms of kidney disease.

Clinical approach to the renal patient.

Glomerular disease.

The kidney in systemic diseases.

Urinary tract infection and pyelonephritis.

Tubulointerstitial nephritis.

ADPKD and hereditary kidney diseases.

Hypertension, cardiovascular disease and the kidney.

The kidney in pregnancy.

Acute kidney injury.

Chronic kidney disease.

Drug prescription in acute and chronic kidney disease.

The aging kidney.

Renal calculi.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Garibotto e Pontremoli: Manuale di Nefrologia, II edizione 2017, Minerva Medica

Harrison’s Internal Medicine, 2016.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PASQUALE ESPOSITO (President)

DIEGO FERONE (President)

MANUELA ALBERTELLI

MARA BOSCHETTI

DAVIDE CARLO MAGGI

ROBERTO PONTREMOLI

FRANCESCA CHIARA VIAZZI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

The student will be able to apply basic knowledge of renal pathophysiology to the diagnostic and therapeutic process,to formulate a broad differential diagnosis

 And to acquire relevant clinical literature to

enhance direct patient care

 

The student will be able  to accurately interpret laboratory data, including urinary sediments.

 

The student will be able to Competently identify renal issues in outpatients and inpatients, including fluid and electrolyte disorders,

vasculitis, acute renal failure, glomerular disease,

hypertension (primary and secondary), chronic renal

insufficiency and end stage renal disease

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si terranno sempre nelle aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI, tranne per l'appello del 21 settembre 2022 che si terrà in Aula A del DIMI
02/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si terranno sempre nelle aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI, tranne per l'appello del 21 settembre 2022 che si terrà in Aula A del DIMI
16/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si terranno sempre nelle aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI, tranne per l'appello del 21 settembre 2022 che si terrà in Aula A del DIMI
30/03/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale appello straordinario riservato ai fuori corso ore 14.00 aula Antognetti del DIMI
06/04/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Aula Antognetti DiMI
19/04/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale preappello terzo anno Aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI
30/05/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si terranno sempre nelle aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI, tranne per l'appello del 21 settembre 2022 che si terrà in Aula A del DIMI
15/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si terranno sempre nelle aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI, tranne per l'appello del 21 settembre 2022 che si terrà in Aula A del DIMI
06/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si terranno sempre nelle aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI, tranne per l'appello del 21 settembre 2022 che si terrà in Aula A del DIMI
21/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si terranno sempre nelle aule Antognetti e Fieschi del DIMI, tranne per l'appello del 21 settembre 2022 che si terrà in Aula A del DIMI

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Internship in nephrology

Integrated units:

An approach the the kidney transplant patient

Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and the kidney