This course is designed to build on the concepts learned in BMDL 5131. More emphasis will be put on the actual troubleshooting of dialysis machines and the water treatment testing required for dialysis. The dialysis course will include, but not be limited to, lectures, formal and informal laboratories, site visits, and independent and group projects. Participation in group discussion and with medical vendors will be part of the program. The student will become familiar with both the technical and clinical aspects of dialysis treatment, current trends and history and development of technology.