Fundamentals in Urology Webcast (2022): Session 2: GU Imaging for the Urology Resident and GU Trauma

Specifically designed for anyone unable to get away from the office to attend the Live Course, the Webcast Only option delivers the same great content. Purchase of the Webcast features simultaneous presentation slides and audio recorded from the Live Course and includes access to online course materials.

Webcasts will be available to view on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 

The Fundamentals in Urology course is designed to apply basic science knowledge and principles in development of treatment algorithms. This course has been recently redesigned to meet the needs of the early career urology resident and includes two days of engaging didactic content. This option is ideal for those who are unable or prefer not to travel so that you can either participate at a location of your convenience or from the comfort of your own home.

Designed to be informative and interactive, the program has been designed with the following goals:

  • Provide a standardized and foundational course for early career residents to introduce them to urology.
  • Provide a course that complements the efforts of individual residency programs.
  • Deliver a uniform curriculum to ensure baseline proficiency to improve patient safety.
  • Provide an opportunity for early career residents to begin networking with peers.


Target Audience

  • Early Career Urology Residents

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

Session 1: Residency 101
  • Identify Characteristics and habits of stand-out interns and residents.
  • Develop strategies for soliciting feedback. 
  • List the information and actions required to post an emergency OR case.
  • Describe different types of crystalloid and colloid fluid composition.
  • Cite resuscitative and maintenance fluid replacement strategies.
  • Discuss common electrolyte deficiencies and intern repletion orders.
  • Illustrate principles of fluid/ electrolyte management with common postoperative cases and clinical scenarios.
​​​​​Session 2: GU Imaging for the Urology Resident and GU Trauma
  • Cite the basic principles of image acquisition with CT and MRI.

  • Describe the appearance of kidney, adrenal and bladder tumors on CT.

  • Describe the appearance of prostate cancer on MRI and review PI-RADS.

  • State the evaluation, staging and management of traumatic urinary tract injuries.

Session 3: Adult and Pediatric Emergencies
  • Outline the evaluation, staging, and management of common genital injuries and emergencies.
  • List the differential diagnoses for an acute scrotum and steps for management/execution of each diagnosis.
Session 4: Nephrolithiasis and Hematuria
  • Review GU anatomy pertinent to stone disease.

  • Define characteristics of patient with acute stone episode with colic and sepsis.

  • Describe Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Procedure, indications, and complications.

  • Develop an understanding of the most recent AUA guidelines on Hematuria.

  • Define hematuria and its types.

  • Identify the possible causes of and risk factors for developing hematuria.

  • Determine the process of who, how and why to evaluate a patient with hematuria.

  • Describe the management and screening for patients with hematuria.

  • List catheter types and applications for patients with hematuria.

Session 5: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)
  • Identify the physiology and pathophysiology of bladder function and dysfunction.
  • Characterize the bladder dysfunction present in specific neurological disease states.
  • List the causes of urinary retention.
  • Describe the principles behind urodynamics and the basic interpretation of urodynamic studies in common urological scenarios.
  • Analyze the systematic evaluation and identification of various types of urinary incontinence (UI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in the outpatient setting in order to offer appropriate interventions for treatment.
  • Diagnose the various types of urinary incontinence (UI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
  • Measure UI severity and stage POP using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System.
  • Cite different methods of surgically treating stress urinary incontinence and POP.
Session 6: Bladder and Renal Oncology
  • Describe the management of non-muscle-invasive and muscle invasive bladder cancer, and identify key complications of bladder cancer treatment.
  • Apply knowledge learned to diagnose, evaluate, and manage patients with renal masses.
  • Differentiate the biologic and clinical differences among the various benign and malignant renal tumor histologies.
  • Apply diagnosis and management strategies for small renal masses, including partial nephrectomy, active surveillance and ablation.
  • Discuss management options for large and/or advanced renal masses including nephrectomy, cytoreductive nephrectomy, systemic therapy.
  • Employ strategies to detect and treat complications of kidney cancer treatments.
Session 7: Prostate Benign and Malignant
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the medical and surgical management of BPH and urinary retention.
  • Cite the different treatment options for localized prostate cancer.
  • Identify the basics in ADT management.
  • Cite the historical role of treatment in prostate cancer.
  • Define how to categorize prostate cancer in advanced disease.
  • Describe the mechanisms of action for all advanced prostate cancer medications.
  • List the best treatments for each category of advanced prostate cancer based on NCCN criteria.
  • Explain the role of genetic testing in advanced prostate cancer.
Session 8: Testis and Tools

Scrotal Edema

  • List the etiology and risk factors for scrotal edema.

  • Review evaluation of patients with scrotal edema.

  • Describe the management options available for scrotal edema


  • Discuss the development anatomy and natural history of hydrocele.

  • Review evaluation of patients with hydrocele.

  • Describe the management options available for hydrocele.

Testicular Torsion

  • Identify the anatomical basis of testicular torsion.

  • Review evaluation of patients with testicular torsion. 

  • Describe management of testicular torsion.


  • List the various types of hernias.

  • Review evaluation of patients with hernia.

  • Describe the management options available for hernia. 

Testicular Tumors

  • Identify risk factors for testicular cancer.

  • Recall the evaluation of patients with testicular cancer.

  • Describe the management options available for testicular cancer.

Minimally Invasive Urology

  • Recall the history of lasers in clinical use in urology.

  • Recite 2 different clinical indications for shock wave therapy in urology.

  • List the advantages of robotic surgery over laparoscopic surgery.

Session 9:  Resident Panel
  • Devise strategies to incorporate wellness and stress mitigation into your daily life early on in your career.

  • Identify mentors and engage with them more than once on a consistent basis.

  • Create efficient pathways to streamline work to maintain productivity as more responsibility is undertaken.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Education Council Disclosures

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Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking the pre-test, viewing the webcast and completing the post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy and submit the program evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours

Release Date: July 13, 2022
Expiration Date: July 13, 2025


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Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
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