EPIDEMIOLOGY OF KIDNEY DISEASE Syllabus

340.687.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
M 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Assess the scope of kidney disease in the USA and worldwide in terms of prevalence, causes, and societal- and patient-level impacts.
    • Identify common co-morbidities associated with chronic and end-stage kidney disease and understand their impact.
    • Apply methodological challenges related to the study of kidney disease and its progression.
    • Describe effective strategies to slow chronic kidney disease progression and current controversies due to lack of evidence and/or limitations in existing studies.
    • Review trends in kidney transplantation/acute kidney injury and the evidence for current management practices.
  • Course Description

    Since kidney disease is characterized as an epidemic worldwide, and the prevalence continues to rise, learners study kidney disease comprehensively, emphasizing chronic and end-stage kidney disease. In addition to the basics of kidney disease epidemiology, highlights controversies and areas of ongoing and future research by reviewing findings from cohort studies, clinical trials, and landmark studies. Lectures emphasize methodological issues specific to the study of kidney disease.

  • Intended Audience

    Students, clinicians, and interested learners associated with the University

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: 20% Class participation / attendance / presentation; 40% midterm exam; 40% final exam.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    340.601; 340.751; or equivalent entry level epidemiology course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.