2017 Fundamentals in Urology Webcast
Course InformationPurchase Materials This 4-day course is designed to apply basic science knowledge and principles in development of treatment algorithms. Attendees are provided with valuable skills in developing a rational methodological approach to application of knowledge which will contribute to positive outcomes for patients. Attendees will discover the importance of the study of basic sciences and how it transfers into the lifelong learning process and medical practice. This course is designed to ensure a fundamental knowledge of the "why" behind a broad expanse of general urologic conditions. A thorough knowledge of the basic science behind the treatments will allow for better counseling and education of patients by all clinical urologic practitioners.
Held a day prior to the Fundamentals in Urology Course, the Pathology optional course provides urologists and allied health professionals an overview of the main pathological characteristics and biology of common neoplasms of the kidney, urinary tract, prostate and testis.
Held a day prior to the Fundamentals in Urology Course, the Urodynamics optional course provides a detailed overview of urodynamic testing techniques and pitfalls including hydrodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of urodynamics, including recognizing abdominal and detrusor physiologic events, urethral resistance during bladder filling and micturition, urinary incontinence, and recognition of physiologic and technical artifacts.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
Nephrolithiasis and Infections
- Recognize the basic pathophysiology of nephrolithiasis.
- Identify the indications and options for the medical evaluation of recurrent and first time stone formers.
- Establish an effective algorithm for the medical management of nephrolithiasis.
- Distinguish the appropriate timing of diagnostic methods for treatment of bacteria and fungi in the urinary tract.
- Recall the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence.
- Describe how to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence conditions.
- Review foundational concepts of bioethics.
- Define the meaning of “profession”.
- Discuss key aspects of consent, capacity, research and ethics.
- Identify how to apply consent, capacity, research and ethics to the practice of urology.
- Recognize the role of prophylacitic antibiotics and lower urinary tract imaging for prenatal urinary tract dilation.
- Define the true incidence of IC/BPS and CP/CPPS in the US population.
- Recall what is currently believed about the pathophysiology of chronic pelvic pain.
- Recognize how to use the AUA guidelines to develop a treatment plan for patients with IC/BPS and CP/CPPS.
- Describe current research in pelvic pain and possible new treatment options.
- Identify the physics underlying laser energy, complications occurring due to pneumoperitoneum, and optimizing delivery of shock wave energy.
- Define the medical therapies designed to address benign enlargement of the prostate.
- Explain the basic development of the lower and upper urinary tract including the bladder, kidney and ureters.
- Identify clinical situations that may be encountered if aberrant development occurs in any of the above organ systems.
- Recognize the validity of randomized clinical trials.
- Recognize how to apply the results of outcomes research to clinical practice.
- Describe the history of M1 Prostate cancer therapies.
- Identify basics in ADT management.
- Discuss basic science and clinical outcomes of new therapies.
- Identify the appropriate indications for MRI and the basic MRI sequences used in urinary tract imaging.
- Distinguish benign from malignant renal masses.
- Recognize how an MRI of the prostate and urethra can be useful and the key features of prostate tumor on MRI.
- Describe how fundamentals of adrenal anatomy and physiology integrate into the care of the urologic patient.
- Discuss renal physiology for the urologist, especially for the following pathologic states: TUR syndrome, upper urinary tract obstruction, post-obstructive diuresis, pregnancy, renovascular hypertension, and juxtaglomerular tumor.
- Review the major genetic alterations that are present in bladder cancers.
- Define “intrinsic subtypes”.
- Discuss their implications for disease heterogeneity and precision medicine
- Review current understanding of immunotherapy for treatment of bladder cancer.
- Explain rationale for choosing a urinary diversion based on the metabolic derangements associated with each segment of bowel.
- Explain male reproductive anatomy and physiology.
- Discuss a basic clinical overview of male reproductive medicine and surgery.
- Describe the current clinical and surgical management of all types of localized as well as advanced kidney cancer.
- Review the current data on the controversies, clinical trials and laboratory testing for prostate cancer screening in asymptomatic men.
- Explain lower urinate tract neurobiology and how disease processes, such as neurologic disease; result in predictable lower urinary tract dysfunction.
- Describe penile anatomy and the physiology of erection.
- Describe the major causes of erectile dysfunction.
- Identify the basic classification, diagnosis and treatment of female sexual dysfunction.
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