CAS / DAS in Translational Nephrology
*DAS: Six mandatory blended e-learning Modules. Active participation in congresses/retreats and/or workshops (with own poster or oral communication) on topics related to Nephrology, upon agreement with the course direction (total of 4 or 9 ECTS credits, depending on type of diploma thesis). The diploma thesis consists either in a scientific project on a topic related to nephrology leading to an original article accepted for publication in a good peer-reviewed journal (8 ECTS credits) or a teaching project consisting in the preparation of a 'case-based learning' task based on an own clinical case report (3 ECTS credits).
Diploma of Advanced Studies UZH Unibe in Translational Nephrology (30 ECTS Credits)
DAS: Total CHF 4000.- (CHF 500.– for each module and CHF 1000.- for registration, guidance and evaluation of additional work and diploma thesis)
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Starting with clinical cases and key articles illustrating the translational aspects, the topic is further explored by blended-learning including face-to-face sessions with module leaders and tutors, access to annotated online-resources, self-guided e-learning, presentations and assessments.
At the core of the CAS/DAS in Translational Nephrology are 6 blended e-learning courses that have been developed by the Health Sciences eTraining Foundation (HSeT) in collaboration with several specialists from NCCR Kidney.CH. To obtain a CAS in Translational Nephrology, participants need to successfully complete 5 blended e-learning modules to be chosen among the 6 modules
The six modules are:
1.Salt, Water and Hypertension: renal regulation of sodium, chloride, water and potassium homeostasis as well as the pathophysiology of hypertension.
2.Acid-Base Homeostasis: renal handling of acids & bases, the role of the kidney in pH homeostasis and the pathophysiology of renal tubular acidosis.
3. Calcium and Phosphate: renal handling physiology and pathophysiology of calcium and phosphate homeostasis, respective role of the kidney, intestine, bone and other organs.
4. Oxygen Signalling and Cancer: gas exchanges, the role of erythropoietin, hypoxia-inducible factors, oxygen related pathology and novel treatments.
5. Metabolism and Kidney Function: role of kidney in metabolism and the relationship between metabolism and kidney function.
6. Inflammation and Immunology: role of inflammation and immunology in kidney diseases.
To obtain the DAS in Translational Nephrology of the UZH Unibe (total 30 ECTS credits), participants have to successfully complete the 6 modules (18 ECTS credits), present a documented and accepted scientific achievement (e.g. a publication in a peer-review journal (8 ECTS credits) or a teaching project based on a case report (3 ECTS credits)) and have obtained 4, respectively 9 additional ECTS credits attributed by the course organization for the active participation (with poster or oral communication) in conferences, retreats or relevant workshops.
Registration Deadline: On Request