MMS 5571: Renal System

Credits 3

The Renal System Course utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to prepare students with a foundational understanding of the normal structure and function of the renal system. The basic functional principles of the organs of urine production and excretion are reviewed. Disciplines include immunology, gross anatomy, histology, and embryology of the kidney and urinary tract, with a thorough investigation of the essential physiology of kidney function involving the primary renal processes, urine formation, and renal blood flow. In addition, the renal system’s role in ion regulation, acid-base balance, fluid volume, and salt-water balance will be examined along with the regulatory control mechanisms of these functions.