This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.
This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.
General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102. This course is recommended for juniors and seniors and it is also recommended that students have a background in human physiology and/or anatomy and physiology.
This course will provide the student with the basis behind the structure and function of the endocrine and neuroendocrine glands as well as the biosynthesis and chemistry of the hormones produced by them. In addition, this course will integrate basic and clinical aspects of endocrinology, with a view to enhancing the students' understanding of the consequences of diminished and excessive production of individual hormones through the presentation and discussion of specific clinical case studies.
Course will satisfy the following Learning Goals
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to: understand endocrinology as it is applied to the human physiological process and its importance to disease. The student will be able to make connections between the endocrine system and the central nervous system and their cooperative roles in homeostasis. Further by integrating basic with clinical endocrinology the student will enhance their understanding of the disease process and its consequences. Certain aspects of the students understanding will be assessed through a term paper to be written and submitted at the end of the course.
This course will observe the CBN general learning goals: https://cbn.rutgers.edu/students-academics/undergraduate/learning-goals
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Examinations and Clinical Assessment: There will be three equally weighted examinations, each 70 min in length. There will also be one endocrinology clinical assessment (that will be given at the end of the course) 40 min in length. Assessments will include multiple choice, true/false, short word, and write-in formats.
In-class Case Study Exercises: There will be 10 in-class exercises that will be based on certain highlighted endocrinology case studies discussed in the course: each of the 10 in-class case study exercises will be made up of two questions to be answered during lecture period, in the week following each case study discussion.
Course Group Activity: During the semester, students will have one group activity that will involve an endocrinology case-study selected by the students and to be presented at the end of the semester.
Required text: Integrated Endocrinology First Edition by John Laycock and Karim Meeran
©2013 John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Published 2013 by John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Paperback ISBN 978-0-4706-8812-0
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2017 Courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus..
Dr. Carolyn d'Arville, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Division of Life Sciences
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.