10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The aim of the course is to present an in depth study of the structure/function correlates of normal kidneys and the cell biological processes underlying kidney growth and disease. The development of the vertebrate kidney will be examined and detailed consideration will be given to the structure and role of the glomerulus, proximal and distal tubules, collecting ducts, and to the vasculature of the kidney. Pathological changes in the kidney as a result of nephritis, ischaemia and sclerosis will be investigated. The clinical treatment of human patients with end-stage renal failure will also be considered, including mechanisms of dialysis and transplantation.

Staff Contact: ROBSON LOUISE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK