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Urinary System

Overview

This course is designed to give an overview of fluid and electrolyte disturbances, nephrologic, and urologic disorders at the level of the second year medical student. The course is organized into a series of lectures combined with small group sessions that expound upon on the various topics covered during lecture.

Objectives and Goals

  1. Understand the renal responses to changes in body fluid and solute composition, with an emphasis on sodium, water, and acid-base balance.
  2. Introduction to the clinical syndromes and pathology commonly encountered in patients presenting with medical disorders of the urinary tract: acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular syndromes, and kidney transplantation.
  3. Introduction to the clinical syndromes and pathology commonly encountered in patients presenting with urologic disorders: diseases of the prostate, genitourinary tumors, voiding dysfunction, pediatric urologic syndromes, urinary tract infection, erectile dysfunction and nephrolithiasis.