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HST 110/111
Renal Pathophysiology

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Julian L. Seifter
Time:
T/Th: 8-10:30am (1st half of the term); T/Th 11am-12:30pm (2nd half of the term)
Location:
HMS: MEC-209
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Biology (GIR), 7.05, permission of instructor
Restrictions:
Only HST students may register under HST.110, graded P/D/F. Enrollment limited. Permission of instructor required.
MIT Units:
4-0-8 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
3 (P)
Considers the normal physiology of the kidney and the pathophysiology of renal disease. Renal regulation of sodium, potassium, acid, and water balance are emphasized as are the mechanism and consequences of renal failure. Included also are the pathology and pathophysiology of clinical renal disorders such as acute and chronic glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, and vascular disease. New molecular insights into transporter mutations and renal disease are discussed.