Pediatrics * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Pediatric Nephrology
Course Number: PE-422
Elective Type: B1 
Coordinator(s):

Contact: Maxine Schmeidler Maxine.Schmeidler@umassmed.edu
508-856-3102

Department: Pediatrics
Sites Available: UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered: May through April
Number of Students / Month: 1
Prerequisites: Completion of Pediatric Clerkship
** Umass and US Visiting Students Only **  
Elective Description: The Pediatric Nephrology elective at UMMHC aims to acquaint the student with the presentation, diagnosis and management of children with a vast variety of kidney diseases.  Students will participate in the evaluation of children in the outpatient clinic, inpatient Pediatric Nephrology service and inpatient consultations.  The basic principles of pathophysiology, renal pathology and immuno-pathology will be reviewed by exposure to an expanding pediatric renal service.  The student will learn the approach to common pediatric nephrology referrals, as well as the diagnosis and management of congenital, genetic and acquired kidney diseases, fluid-electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, pediatric hypertension and immune-mediated renal diseases.
 
Note:  *** UMass and US Visiting Students Only 
Location: UMMHC-University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA  01655   www.mapquest.com
Website: Department of Pediatrics  http://www.umassmed.edu/pediatrics/