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Chronic Disease Storyboard e-learning

  • 8 May 2014

    The chronic disease storyboard eLearning package is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and community based workers. It aims to provide Indigenous health workers with the knowledge and practical skills to effectively share chronic disease stories with individuals and groups in the community setting using the visual aid storyboard. To access the course click here. You must have an MyLearning account to access course to set up user account.

  • 12 March 2014

    World Kidney Day 13 March 2014.  Help celebrate by learning more about your kidneys.  Click here for information. 

  • 11 June 2012
    There are several different types of kidney disease. These include inflammation of the filtering parts of the kidney (called glomerulonephritis), polycystic kidney disease, an inherited genetic disorder where the kidney tissues become replaced by cysts, and scarring of the kidney tissues caused by backflow of the urine from the bladder (called reflux nephropathy), which is caused by structural defects.
    Diabetic kidney disease which damages the kidneys’ filtering membranes, and kidney disease due to high blood pressure are other forms of kidney disease. You can find more information on these diseases on the HealthInsite Diseases Which Affect the Kidneys topic page.
  • 31 May 2012
    What is a kidney infection?

    The main components of the urinary tract are kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Any part of the urinary system may become infected and this is generally referred to as urinary tract infection (UTI).

    Lower urinary tract infection involves the urethra, the bladder, and, in men, the prostate gland.
    Upper urinary tract infection refers to infection of the kidneys.
    Infection of the kidneys is also known as pyelonephritis.
  • 21 September 2011
    Discuss any aspects of Indigenous kidney health