Renal System

Review integrated physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of the renal system, including kidney anatomy, renal function testing, renal failure, tubulointerstitial disease, kidney stones, and neoplasm of the kidney.
Philip Tisdall, MD · January 29, 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Clinical Pathologic Correlation of Kidney
    • Describe the 7 basic presentations of kidney disease to completeness: uremia, oliguria (out-pt), hematuria, edema, fever / CVA tenderness, colicky flank pain, resistant HT.
  • Kidney Structure & Function
    • Describe the cell structure of the kidney, including the nephron, glomerulus, and the tubules.
    • Describe how to test the functional components of the nephron, including serum creatinine & eGFR, BUN, urine dipstick, urine sediment, and imaging
    • Explain chronic renal failure.

About Instructor

Philip Tisdall, MD

Philip Tisdall, MD, award-winning, teacher and published author, trained at the Mayo Clinic and is a diplomat of The American Board of Pathology (AP and CP). He is a dynamic and engaging speaker who help students understand how to correlate the basic sciences and apply them to the essential thought processes of clinical medicine. Dr. Tisdall received his MD from the University of Alberta, where he was the recipient of the gold medal in surgery and the Mckenzie award for History and Physical examination. Students praise him for his insight and ability to make complex material clear and memorable.

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Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons
  • 11 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate