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 strong 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 human 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 patient 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 his/her 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.
- Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.
- Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.
- Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Examinations and Clinical Assessment:
There will be three equally weighted lecture examinations, each 70 min in length. There will also be two assessments based on the clinical case studies and other clinical aspects of endocrinology as discussed during class. These will be given in the middle and at the end of the course and will each be 30 min in length. Assessments will include multiple choice, true/false, short word, and write-in formats.
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 2018 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.