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Epidemiology of Kidney Disease

East Baltimore
1st Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Studies kidney disease comprehensively, emphasizing chronic and end-stage kidney disease, since kidney disease is characterized as an epidemic worldwide, and the prevalence continues to rise. Highlights controversies and areas of ongoing and future research by reviewing findings from cohort studies, clinical trials, and landmark studies. Emphasizes methodological issues specific to the study of kidney disease.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Assess the scope of kidney disease in the U.S. and worldwide in terms of prevalence, causes, and societal- and patient-level impacts
  2. Identify common co-morbidities associated with chronic and end-stage kidney disease and understand their impact
  3. Recognize and problem-solve methodological challenges related to the study of kidney disease and its progression
  4. Describe effective strategies to slow chronic kidney disease progression and current controversies due to lack of evidence and/or limitations in existing studies
  5. Review trends in kidney transplantation/acute kidney injury and the evidence for current management practices
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Midterm
  • 50% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
Permission must be obtained directly from Fran Burman ( prior to enrollment