About the Course
Chronic kidney disease is an international medical problem that doesn't differentiate between social and economic borders. It is particularly cruel in developing countries, such as Africa and India, where delayed diagnosis, lack of preventive measures, shortage of nephrologists and lack of funds have created what is tantamount to a death sentence for many patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Kidney damage goes unnoticed in the early stages, as there are no alarming symptoms. Early stages of kidney disease are manageable. Unfortunately, in most cases, the problem comes to light only when the kidney functions have dropped to such a level that the patient requires drastic measures like dialysis or transplantation.
In terms of numbers, the National Kidney Foundation (India) estimates that approximately 200,000 people in India go into terminal kidney failure annually and millions more suffer lesser forms of kidney disease. India has a population of more than 1 billion, yet only has 700 nephrologists and even fewer medical professionals skilled in dialysis procedure.
Dialysis is a critical component in nephrology patient care and generally is prescribed when the kidneys have outlived their ability to function. According to World Kidney Day, more than 1.5 million people currently are undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT) and the number is expected to double within the next 10 years. This course is an endeavour to prepare physicians for the upcoming scenario more efficiently.
Topics CoveredCourse Curriculum
Anatomy and physiology of the kidney
Renal failure •Principles of dialysis
Dialysis systems and equipment
Vascular access to circulation
Routine aspects of hemodialysis
An overview of the peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantation
Who should attendCourse Details
Post Graduate Students in medical specialties
6 months online and correspondence study
2 weeks Practical Training by Specialists at Apollo Hospitals Delhi
Pre-requisitesCourse Fee Rs. 28, 000 onetime or Rs. 30, 000 in 2 equal installments (Rs.15, 000 each)
The course material will be available both online and offline. An ID and password is provided to access the course content and online assessments. Additional value added features like articles and journals will be provided periodically through e-mail. Assessments and doubt clarifications are also provided during the course.
The registrant shall complete all the internal assessments online before joining the contact program. The final examination will be held on completion of all course modules. Certification will be by Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation & Medvarsity.
Key TakeawaysWith the number of patients in need of dialysis on the rise, opportunities abound for doctors on successful completion of the training in the field of dialysis.
The student can become a part of a professional team of clinicians and be responsible in ensuring a compassionate, professional delivery of dialysis services.
The student can avail opportunities as an associate clinician to a nephrologist in rendering care to dialysis patients
They can also look forward to a rewarding career as a dialysis unit manager in hospi tals, out pat ient cl inics or freestanding dialysis centers