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Curriculum Outline

The KRESCENT program’s core curriculum aims to offer unique learning opportunities that are not available in any other forum or location and is designed to be complementary to any core course work/degree programs in research design, methodology, and other core content areas that might be available at participating institutions. It is also complementary to local development of the trainee’s specific research project(s), either independently (in the case of New Investigator awardees), or in conjunction with the local research supervisor (in the case of Fellowship trainees).

The KRESCENT program’s core curriculum is delivered through three different educational formats:
  1. A formal core lecture series, (knowledge acquisition modules), delivered at twice-yearly workshops led by Dr. Adeera Levin, Sunny Hartwig and Dr. Todd Alexander
  2. Web-based exercises (knowledge application modules and knowledge integration modules)
  3. Transdisciplinary research challenges held once yearly at the May workshop and tied to the skills acquired and applied in the core lecture series and web-based exercises

The advent of patient-oriented research has resulted in the incorporation of patient engagement into the core curriculum, which lies at the heart of the training program for the kidney SPOR Network, Can-SOLVE CKD. Additional details on the core curriculum can be downloaded here.