On-Demand Course



Nephrology (Translating and Interpreting in Healthcare Settings)



Nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diseases of the kidneys. An estimated 1.7 million (10%) Australian adults aged 18 years and over had biomedical signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Who would this be useful for?

Interpreters at all levels of knowledge of clinical medicine who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of the Nephrology System. Interpreters who are preparing for the NAATI Certified Specialist Health Interpreter (CSHI) Test. Interpreters who are pursuing to become a healthcare interpreter.

This course will cover the following items:

Anatomy of the Kidney

Physiology of the Kidney

Common Renal Diseases

Common investigations

Common treatments and medications

Health professionals involved

Important medical terminology (including Latin and Greek Root words)

Course outcomes


The anatomy of the urinary system

How the urinary system works

Common Kidney Diseases

The names and utility of common investigations, medications and health professionals in relation to the nephrology

Easy ways to remember relevant medical terminology in the nephrology


Provide high quality and professional interpreting of complex and specialised spoken language from the health domain

Understand, remember and recall relevant medical terminology efficiently

Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 10 points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.


Course Completion Guidelines

Students are required to read and complete all the course content, including watching all videos, and successfully completing all assessments. In order to attain your certificate, you need to score 100% on each assessment. Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the course over the length of their access.


Presented By

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Medical Doctor and Medical Education Facilitator
All Graduates – Interpreting & Translating
Melbourne, Australia

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