ENDOCRINOLOGY

ENDOCRINOLOGY

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Code
95314
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 10598 MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (LM-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/13
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Elements of clinical and experimental endocrinology. Analytical methods for the evaluation of serum hormonal levels, principles of diagnosis of endocrinological diseases.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course deals with the acquisition of elements of general endocrinology such as classification of hormones, their effect on target cells and methods to measure hormonal levels (hormonal assays).  The course also deals with the acquisition of elements of clinical endocrinology such as the physiopathology of endocrine organs and tissues as well as diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases.

Teaching methods

The course is articulated in classroom lessons supplemented by laboratory activities.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course aims to teach the functions of hormones and endocrine organs as well as their anatomy and physiopathology. In detail, the course deals with subjects of general endocrinology such as the classification of hormones, mechanisms of hormonal secretion, negative and positive feedback, pulsatile patterns of hormone secretion, principles of hormonal assays. Regarding endocrine physiopathology, the course deals with the anatomy and physiopathology of all endocrine organs and tissues such as hypothalamus-pituitary axis, thyroid and parathyroid, gonads, endocrine pancreas and adrenal glands as well as with notes about the main endocrine diseases and their treatment.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

None

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Every Thursday from 11.00 to 12.00 upon notice throughout the e-mail address cosulichdisem@unige.it. Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Sciences (DIMI) - 4° floor backpart - Viale Benedetto XV n.6 Genoa.

Exam Board

MARINA FABBI (President)

DIEGO FERONE (President)

ROSARIA GANGEMI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is articulated in classroom lessons supplemented by laboratory activities.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral test

Assessment methods

The training of students will be evaluated through an oral test with questions on the subjects of the course. During the test the ability of students to interpret  and correlate different subjects will be also evaluated.