Supporting Material for MBChB Yr2 Sem2 Renal Module - Renal Physiology and Development


Handout: you can download the handout for lectures 1-5, in Open Document Format. You can also download the same document in Portable Document Format (.pdf) by clicking here

Podcasts: Podcasts to support these lectures, which range from 7-15 mins, are available in the free ogg-vorbis format. Click here for an explanation of why ogg-vorbis is the best choice. You can also download them in the proprietary mp3 format. The podcasts present the same material as that covered in the renal physiology lectures, but in a slightly different way, hopefully to help you if you did not quite understand something or if you are revising for exams. You will probably not, though, be able to learn from the podcasts alone as seeing diagrams and photos is important (for this reason, the anatomy is not covered in the podcast format: you need pictures). Also, the podcasts are short, having been designed to last no longer than the walk from Pollock Halls to Teviot Place.

Recorded lectures: (all playable using VLC player, and many other platforms: please DOWNLOAD to play as this server is too slow to cope with mutliple live connections). Please note that these recordings were made in 2017 and will not reflect two small changes being made for 2018; (a) my recorded lecture 1 includes some material that will now be given by Prof Mathieson in lecture 6, and (b) the boundaries between the lectures have changed a little.

Lecture slides: The slideshows from each of the lectures are available in Open Document format, readable by LibreOffice and OpenOffice: these packages are free in the full sense of the word and run on BSD, Linux, OSX, Solaris and Windows. You can also download the slideshows in pdf format. The slides never had anything to do with Powerpoint, so please do not e-mail to ask for 'the original Powerpoints', because they do not exist.

Tutorial: you can download the tutorial problems and answers in Open Document Format here or as a pdf here (but only after the last group's tutorial has run! - it will be a broken link before then).

Sample questions: you can download a short sample of questions here, and download the answers here.

The Examinator - an MCQ generator for revision purposes. Please note that you need a device with a keyboard to use this.

Edinburgh Renal Education Project: you can visit the home page of the Edinburgh Renal Education Project here.

This is nothing specifically to do with the renal module, but if you are interested in running your own computer using Free software, you may find this pdf useful.