Courses Catalogue

Selected Topics In Endocrine And Reproductive Systems

COURSE CODE: PHY3103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT:

 

a.   Organization and control of endocrine system. (4 LH)

 

i.     Radioimmunoassay ii.     Hormone synthesis

iii.      Regulation of secretion iv.    Regulation of receptors

v.     Cell mechanisms and second messengers

 

 

 

b.   Adenohypophysis  (4 LH)

 

i.     Pituitary morphology ii.     Pituitary hormones

iii.      Synthesis, transport and storage of hormones in the hypothalamo-hypophyseal system

 

 

c.   Thyroid gland  (4 LH)

 

i.     Phylogeny-PHAtomical and functional

 

ii.     Synthesis, secretion and metabolism of thyroid hormone iii.     Regulation of thyroid function


iv.      Factors that influence thyroid hormone production v.          Thyroid function test

vi.     Effect of thyroid hormone on metabolic processes

 

vii.     Thyroid hormone deficiency-simple and non-toxic goiter

 

 

 

d.   Parathyroid hormone  (4 LH)

 

i.     Physio-Anatomy

 

ii.     Influence on mineral metabolism

 

iii.     Bone-hormonal control of mineral homeostasis

 

iv.      Skeletal and mineral homeostasis-pathologic considerations v.        Primary disorders of C-cell function

vi.     Use of calcium in disorders of skeletal homeostasis

 

 

 

e.   Adrenal cortex  (4 LH)

 

i.     Physio-Anatomy

 

ii.     Regulation of adrenal steroids