Global Kidney Academy (GKA) Nephrology Online Courses (NOC) program
This is to update you on the Global Kidney Academy (GKA) Nephrology Online Courses (NOC) program. See Newsletter attached.
The GKA NOC program was launched in Sheffield in 2013 with the first CKD NOC that started in October and currently running. In 2014, we are updating the CKD NOC and launching a new version in March.
We are also launching the first Renal Transplantation NOC (TX NOC) in 2014.
The TX NOC seems very popular with more than 30 applications since we opened registration on the 1st of February. We aim for a maximum of 50 students to allow for interactive learning and clinical mentoring.
The GKA NOC consist of mini lectures but also case studies and self-assessment exercises. Students are also encouraged to undertake work-based reflective practice and discuss it on the NOC dedicated Forum as well as apply critical thinking to their approach to clinical issues. NOC students are provided with a Library as well as a Peer Discussion Forum with mentoring by the NOC Faculty. Peer and network learning is fostered through daily online discussions.
The GKA NOC fees are kept to a minimum, as the GKA is a not for profit organisation and we aim to make these courses readily accessible to emerging doctors/nephrologists whilst covering our set up and running cost.
The GKA NOC are certified by the Global Kidney Academy and are not accredited by a University.
So feel free to publicise the GKA NOC in your institution and amongst your juniors/fellows and colleagues.
Further enquiries and registration are processed through the GKA office:
Professor Meguid El Nahas, PhD, FRCP
Professor of Nephrology, Sheffield Kidney Institute
Chairman, Global Kidney Academy