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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED 45053 - Fluid, Electrolyte & Acid-Based Management

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


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving either 3 or 6 credit hours. Students will see patients with fluid, electrolyte, and/or acid-base problems with an attending nephrologist who will review and discuss the pathophysiology of the disorders encountered on a clinical basis. Participation in ongoing research studies in fluid and electrolyte problems is optional but suggested. Students will be expected to do a complete medical work-up (history, physical examination and clinical assessment) prior to presentation of each case to the attending nephrologist. These exercises will be complimented by didactic sessions in which the major fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances will be reviewed by faculty in the Nephrology Section. Each student will be assigned a specific topic for presentation in a seminar session at the end of the elective. Guidance in the preparation of seminar topics will be provided by a faculty member. Presentations will be informal, but must cover the assigned topics in a comprehensive manner. This elective will extend the student knowledge in the pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders and gain additional experience in the evaluation and management of complex clinical problems.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: VA Medical Center-Nephrology Department
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000 or FME-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Barry Wall -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Barry Wall -
Course Coordinator: Stefano Cannioto - - 901-448-6809

Prior Authorization: Yes
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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