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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Christine Carson
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Since kidney disease is characterized as an epidemic worldwide, and the prevalence continues to rise, learners study kidney disease comprehensively, emphasizing chronic and end-stage kidney disease. In addition to the basics of kidney disease epidemiology, highlights controversies and areas of ongoing and future research by reviewing findings from cohort studies, clinical trials, and landmark studies. Lectures emphasize methodological issues specific to the study of kidney disease.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Assess the scope of kidney disease in the U.S. and worldwide in terms of prevalence, causes, and societal- and patient-level impacts
Identify common co-morbidities associated with chronic and end-stage kidney disease and understand their impact
Apply methodological challenges related to the study of kidney disease and its progression
Describe effective strategies to slow chronic kidney disease progression and current controversies due to lack of evidence and/or limitations in existing studies
Review trends in kidney transplantation/acute kidney injury and the evidence for current management practices

Methods of Assessment: 20% Class participation / attendance / presentation; 40% midterm exam; 40% final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Instructor Consent: No consent required

340.601; 340.751; or equivalent entry level epidemiology course.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail