Objectives and outcomes
The programme will provide relevant insights into the basics of nephrology by studying the physiological and pathophysiological bases of kidney function in health and disease. Starting with key articles from the literature and with clinical cases illustrating the translational aspects, the relevant topics will be explored by distance e-learning modules including face-to-face sessions (blended teaching) with module leaders and tutors, access to annotated online-resources, self-guided learning, presentations, and assessments.
Participants will learn how to read critically articles and clinical cases and extract the most relevant information. Furthermore, they learn how mechanistic understanding of pathophysiology is derived from the investigation of clinical cases, studies and experimental models.