Renal Central 2013:
Pathology 201 & MLC II Renal Disease Material
Renal 2013 will be an integrated 5-week active learning experience occurring throughout Unit VI between the Pathology 201 renal section and the MLC II course. Continuity of content will be such that it will oftentimes not be possible to distinguish between the two courses. Assigned tasks will range from reading case reports to online module cases.
It is critical to keep up with the assignments and readings (including supplemental handouts, etc.) and not wait until the last minute in order to be successful in this unit which is generally regarded as intense and rapid-moving by students. Class sessions will assume your familiarity with provided background material. You may find it helpful to review relevant chapters within reference textbooks such as Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and/or Lange Pathophysiology of Disease to achieve this goal.
At the conclusion of this unit:
- Student should know and understand the clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, natural history, mechanisms, and treatment of major renal diseases
- Students should be able to integrate clinical and laboratory findings with a written renal pathology report that you as a clinician might receive (as opposed to becoming a renal pathologist and having to make a histopathologic diagnosis; thus, the purpose of the images that will be shown in class and in the text is only to help you understand the biopsy results)
Refer to the MLC II Unit VI schedule for a comprehensive list of session dates, times and assignments for the sessions which are being taught as one continuous experience and not as separate courses. Please be aware that MLC II quizzes may occur during the 10 a.m. renal pathology hour immediately preceding MLC II sessions during this unit.
Handouts will be posted online continuously throughout the unit. Initial handouts will be posted the week of December 31. It is strongly recommended that you read them over along with reviewing the basic structure and function of the kidney and endocrine systems in anticipation of the opening sessions. These will be your “syllabi” material for the renal pathology section along with the Robbins text and any other reference material you might utilize. Click here to be taken to the supplemental material and study aid section.
A series of renal case studies covering various aspects of renal disease are posted online. Click here to access them.
We will be utilizing clickers during this unit in both the MLC and Pathology 201 renal sessions. Please bring them with you to class each day.
In addition to the MLC II quizzes, this unit will feature one major "progress check": an end-of-unit "closed book" mock examination (Wednesday, February 6 @ 10 am).
Note: Missing either the mandatory mock examination or the Unit VII pathology examination will involve an ORAL make-up with Dr. Shanley and a panel of nephrologists.
Some suggested rresources for study of renal diseases include -
Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease
Rubin's Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine
Lange Series Pathophysiology of Disease Ch 16: Renal Disease
Renkke’s Renal Pathophysiology: The Essentials
Harrison’s Principle of Internal Medicine
Brenner and Rector's The Kidney
Dr. Shanley's Pathology 201 sessions will NOT be videotaped. MLC II sessions will also not be taped (as usual).