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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PED 45030 - Pediatric Nephrology

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The Pediatric Nephrology elective provides students with an opportunity to apply their basic knowledge of renal physiology, acid-base balance, laboratory medicine, renal pathology, history taking and physical examination in diagnosing and children with renal disease. From 30 to 60 outpatients per week 12 patients in hemodialysis unit and 3 to 6 hospitalized patients at all times are available for teaching. Hematuria-proteinuria, glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, acute and chronic renal failure, hypertension, congenital genitourinary disorders, renal transplantation and fluid-electrolyte disorders are the most common renal disorders to be evaluated. Principles of both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis will be discussed. Observation of the renal biopsy procedure and review of the resulting histology are available. Weekly and monthly renal conferences and seminars are provided.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of PED-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Arwa Nada -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Arwa Nada -
Course Coordinator: Jennifer Wilson - - 901-287-6321

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: No
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation

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