Web-Based Course on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

This online course has 4 modules which consists of a 10 minutes’ didactic lecture, links to complementary materials and a short pre-test and post-module test. 


  • Understand the epidemiology and burden of CKD, including the Cardiovascular (CV) risks.
  • Understand the overall unmet needs in managing CKD early.
  • Increase awareness amongst PCPs of the need and urgency to screen for CKD in high-risk patients.
  • Improve competence in recognition, diagnosis and interpretation of renal function.
  • Activate Health Care Professionals to address CKD in multi-morbid patients earlier. 
  • The course is suitable for general practitioners and other primary care doctors, and other healthcare related professionals interested in this topic.

Course Modules

  1. Module:  Early Chronic Kidney Disease Detection:  Why, Who, What, and How.
  2. Module: The need to screen and identification of who is at risk.
  3. Module: New era of organ-protective therapies for the kidneys and heart.
  4. Module: Final consideration and Take-Home Messages.

Certificate of participation

A certificate of participation and graduation will be given to participants that complete all the web-based modules and have completed the post module test.

Lecturers’ affiliations

Josep Vilaseca MD, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor at the University of Vic – Central Catalonia University (Catalonia, Spain), WONCA Europe
Ferdinando Petrazzuoli MD, MSc, PhD
Contract professor at the School of Specialization in Community Medicine and Primary Care, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy, WONCA Europe


Most of the scientific content of the course is based on the latest guidelines of the "Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes" (KDIGO).

This web course is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.

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