School of Medicine
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Undergraduate Courses

Nephrology (Clinical Training)

Semester 11th & 12th ()

Hours Practical Training 25 hours per week (for 2 weeks)



Active participation of students in the daily schedule of the Nephrology Clinic (medical history taking, physical examination, daily visits with physicians in clinics).

Training next to the hospitalized patients. In the clinic are hospitalized patients suffering from:

  • Water and electrolytes disorders
  • Acid-base balance disorders.
  • Arterial hypertension.
  • Acute renal failure.
  • Diseases of the glomerulus (glomerulonephritis).
  • Diabetes mellitus and kidney damage.
  • Systemic diseases with renal involvement.
  • Kidney transplantation. 
  • Vascular problems in Haemodialysis.
  • Problems in peritoneal dialysis.

Students are also trained in the basic principles of methods of renal function replacement (haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis)

Students attend clinical training classes in the Renal Centre and at the end of their training they write a paper on a subject assigned.