Department of Renal Medicine


Renal Short Courses

The Department runs the following short CPD teaching courses:

These are short courses run over two or three days and each covers a wide breadth, ranging from the patient pathway to therapies to cutting edge science.

The course faculties are recognised experts in their field and are drawn from the UK, Europe, and the United States.

Applied Renal Physiology

The next course will be run in May 2023.

This unique three-day course integrates the understanding of renal physiology and electrolyte and acid/base disorders that many find confusing.

The course features lectures and case discussions from international physiology and nephrology experts to ground participants in the pathophysiology and clinical management of electrolyte and acid/base disorders, hypertension and fluid management. Further details about the course progamme and accreditation can be found on our course webpage here.  If you would like to be notified when booking for the 2023 course is open please complete this form.

Who is this course for?

It is intended for both clinicians and scientists - trainees in nephrology, general (internal) medicine and intensive care medicine, consultant nephrologists and general physicians, and those working in veterinary medicine and non-clinical grades.


22 - 24 June 2022

UCL Education Centre, 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB

This is a comprehensive three-day course on dialysis and the management of patients with end stage renal failure.

The management of end stage renal failure by dialysis forms a central component of all renal units. However, it is often the least intensively taught component of nephrology training. This course is a thorough introduction to dialysis, from basics to new developments. Our expert faculty provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of dialysis and end stage renal failure. Further details about course programme, course fees and accreditation can be found on our course webpage here

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at Specialist Registrars in nephrology, but is also of interest to other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic renal failure. 

Course venue and link to online booking

The course will be held face-to-face on 22 - 24 June at the UCL Education Centre, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB.

Please visit UCL Online Store to book a place. Terms and conditions for UCL Online store are here.

Renal Transplantation

Our Renal Transplantation course covers clinical aspects of transplantation from donor and recipient selection, through surgical and medical management post-transplant.  Using a combination of interactive lectures and case-based discussions, our expert faculty will provide an essential update on transplantation as well as the opportunity to discuss practical aspects of difficult cases.  Further details about course content can be found on our course webpage here.

Who is this course for?

It is designed for trainee nephrologists and trainee renal transplant surgeons, and also recently appointed consultants in these fields. Renal transplant nursing staff will also find the course valuable in their clinical practice.  

Course dates and further information

The next Renal Transplantation course will take place online on 28 - 30 September.  Booking details will follow shortly. Please get in touch with the Admin Team to register your interest at Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk

Infectious and Global Nephrology

This 3-day course is aimed at those with an interest in the interaction of infectious disease and the kidney as well as the challenges of practicing nephrology in different environments.  Through a mixture of informal lectures, case discussions and workshops the course aims to cover the major infectious diseases that result in renal disease and how this can be managed. Further details about course content can be found on our course webpage here.

Who it is this course for?

The course is aimed at nephrologists, infectious disease specialists, general medicine trainees, consultants, and renal nursing staff with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases impacting on the kidney as well as the practice of nephrology in resource poor environments.

Course dates and further information

The next Infectious and Global Nephrology course is now planned for March 2023.  We had hoped to run the course in 2022 but have had to delay it. Our apologies for any inconvenience this postponement may cause.

Please complete this form if you would like to be notified of the dates when they are confirmed, the course fees, and a link to the online booking system once it is open.