This course will help you gain a good understanding of renal physiology and electrolyte and acid-base disorders. It’s a three-day course but you can choose to attend for one, two or three days.
It covers the pathophysiology and clinical management of electrolyte and acid-base disorders, hypertension and fluid management.
The course consists of a mixture of basic and applied clinical science. It should provide a useful overview of renal physiology and hopefully convince you that a basic understanding of renal physiology is both enjoyable and valuable in your clinical practice.
The course is run by the UCL Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Free.
Who is this course for?
- trainees in nephrology, general (internal) medicine and intensive care medicine
- consultant nephrologists
- general physicians
The topics covered on each day are as follows:
- Overview of the nephron
- Glomerular function
- Proximal tubular function
- Water handling in the nephron
- Distal tubular function
- Renal tubular acidosis
- Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis
- Acid-base case workshops
- Sodium case workshops
- Magnesium disorders
- Calcium homeostasis and the kidney
- PO4, Mg, K,Ca case workshops
- IV Fluid therapy
The course will help you:
- understand the principles of acid-base and renal electrolyte physiology
- learn how to evaluate and treat common and traditionally difficult clinical problems such as hyponatraemia and metabolic acidosis
- practice clinical physiology cases with world-expert clinicians in dedicated workshops
- gain expertise with fluid and diuretic therapies
- critically reflect on ways to improve current practice and the patient pathway
Further details about the course fees and a link to the online booking system can be found on the course webpage here.
Course dates and venue
The 2022 course will be held face-to-face on 4 – 6 May 2022 at
Woburn House, 20 - 24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HG.
Please get in touch with Kate Henderson, the course administrator by email or phone if you have any queries about the course.
Tel: 020 8016 8264