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Concord Hospital is a teaching hospital for the medical schools of Sydney University and University of Western Sydney.
Concord Hospital has a successful Basic Physician Training program.
The Concord Renal Unit is an approved site for Advanced Training in Nephrology as is part of a network with RPA Hospital.

Evidence appraisal slide
This slide gives a list of elements in appraising clinical trials and should be used to structure presentations at the Unit Journal Club.


Medical student long case form


Roster for Renal Journal Club 2015


Renal block teaching timetable: TBA


Urine Microscopy

Urine microscopy is an important diagnostic tool in acute and chronic kidney disease.
The images were taken down a regular microscopy using a smartphone (HTC Desire HD).
This technique is described by Mutter et al NEJM 2011 (free full text article)

Hyaline cast urine_micro_24-5-13.jpg
Mostly composed of Tamm-Horsfall protein
Non-specific marker of glomerular or tubular injury

Granular cast urine_micro_24-5-11_.jpg
Also mostly composed of Tamm-Horsfall protein
Non-specific marker of glomerular or tubular injury

Red cell cast urine_micro_24-5-14.jpg
Composed of red cells and Tamm-Horsfall protein
Characterised by visible red cells and/or haemosiderin staining
Indicate glomerular glomerular damage

Renal Biopsy

Renal biopsy is an invasive method of diagnosing a range of glomerular and tubular disorders, including systemic diseases affecting the kidney.

A suggested outline of training to perform renal biopsy is given here:

Renal BPT lectures


Renal structure and function and UTIs
Renal manifestations of systemic disease
Glomerulonephritis