Nephrology - Content Blueprint

Note: Because of the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), NCCPA has adapted its content blueprints and psychiatry-related terminology within test questions to conform to DSM-5 classifications and diagnostic criteria for all of our examinations. Until further notice, the content blueprint and psychiatry-related terminology within test questions on this CAQ exam will be expressed in DSM-5 terminology followed by the DSM-IV-TR terminology in parentheses. Example: illness anxiety disorder (hypochondriasis) 

Chronic Kidney Disease (14%)

Secondary Glomerular/Vascular Disorders (7%)

Kidney Transplantation (6%)

Hypertension (13%)

Renal Pathophysiology (15%)

Clinical Pharmacology and Miscellaneous (10%)

Tubular/Interstitial and Cystic Disorders (3%)

Acute Renal Failure/ICU Nephrology (3%)

Chronic Dialysis (Hemo & PD) (CRRT) (19%)

Diabetes Mellitus (10%)


Nephrology - Disease/Disorder List

To view a list of some of the diseases and disorders that may appear on the Nephrology CAQ Examination, click here. Keep in mind that the list may not be all-inclusive of the topics covered on the exam.

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