ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS AND HUMAN HEALTH

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Code
61770
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
2 credits during the 2nd year of 9015 Molecular and health biology (LM-6) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Molecular and health biology)
semester
1° Semester

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide students with an adequate insight into the substances present in the environment and how these can interfere with the proper functioning of natural hormones in humans

TEACHING METHODS

lesson

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs): Definition and Background. Biomagnification Bioaccumulation and LOEL. Molecular EDC Mechanisms. Assays for identifying EDCs.

EDCs and ovarian function: polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis. Leiomioma / Fibroma, premature puberty, decreased fertility and pregnancy probability, premature birth, underweight birth, menstrual cycle alteration.

EDCs and male reproductive health: congenital cryptorchidism, hypospadia, seed quality, testicular dysgeesis syndrome, testicular germ cell carcinoma.

EDCs and thyroid hormones: thyroid or thyroid nodules, Congenital hypothyroidism, Thyroiditis autoimmune,  Hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease, Thyroid cancer.

EDCs and cancer: hormone tumors Of the breast, endometrial, Of the ovaries, Of the testicles, Of the prostate and Of the thyroid.

EDCs and alterations of lipid homeostasis.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides and material provided by the teacher

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: On appointment

Exam Board

ELENA GRASSELLI (President)

LAURA CANESI

ILARIA DEMORI

ADRIANA VOCI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

lesson

 

LESSONS START

To agree with the students

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
24/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale
18/09/2018 14:30 GENOVA Orale