Human Systems: Endocrine and Reproductive Pathophysiology
The Endocrine and Reproductive section of Human Systems is designed to give a pathophysiologic understanding of endocrine disorders. The 4-week course addresses feedback regulation, disorders of calcium metabolism; glucose homeostasis and diabetes mellitus; andrenocortical abnormalities; thyroid disease; disorders of growth hormone and growth factors; effects of sex steriods on gonadal and non-gonadal tissues; and changes in endocrine function over the life cycle, illustrated in women from puberty to menopause; and the unique state of pregnancy.
- Tutor: Meets with 8 students 2-4 times per week for 1.5 hours to facilitate clinical case discussion.
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