Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

Universiteit Leiden

Kidney transplantation has revolutionized healthcare, offering a high quality of life for end-stage renal disease patients. This course is designed for (bio) medical students and healthcare professionals. It covers four modules: Before the Transplant, The Procedure and the Patient, Early Challenges in Transplantation, and Late Challenges in Transplantation. The course includes lectures, interactive patient cases, 3D videos, and interviews with experts and patients.

The course has been endorsed by prominent organizations such as The European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT), The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), and The Transplantation Society (TTS). It is also accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

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Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
Course Modules

Experience an in-depth exploration of kidney, pancreas, and islet transplantation through four comprehensive modules, covering pre-transplant considerations, surgical procedures, challenges, and updates in the field.

Welcome to the course

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the course, offering guidance on how to succeed in online learning, an overview of the team, and details on Leiden University. Participants can also familiarize themselves with the learning path, CME information, and engage in community interactions.

Before the Transplant

Before the Transplant module delves into the essential aspects of kidney transplantation, including the immune system, histocompatibility, patient selection, and COVID-19's impact. Participants can engage with interactive cases, 3D videos, and gain insights into the future of HLA epitope matching.

The Procedure and the Patient

The Procedure and the Patient module covers immunological challenges, diabetic and elderly patients, organ procurement, surgical procedures, and living kidney donation. It includes interviews, serious games, and VR videos to enhance understanding.

Early Challenges in Transplantation

Early Challenges in Transplantation module explores surgical challenges, rejection mechanisms, immune suppression, novel therapeutics, and biomarkers. Participants can engage in interactive patient cases, e-tivities, and gain insights into therapeutic drug monitoring.

Late Challenges in Transplantation

Late Challenges in Transplantation module addresses late complications, infections, malignancies, cardiovascular diseases, tolerance, and recurrence of kidney disease after transplantation. Participants can explore patient cases, vaccination, and engage in e-tivities to enhance their knowledge.

Final Quiz

The Final Quiz module offers participants the opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding gained throughout the course, reinforcing key concepts and preparing them for successful completion.

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