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Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry


Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 11: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Anthony Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers hormone definitions, including the range of structures and roles; methods in endocrinology; receptors, concept and significance of high affinity; hormone dynamics; hormone signalling; and modes of action. You will also look at mammalian endocrine glands and hormones: pituitary, thyroid, pancreas. The endocrinology of reproduction; the adrenal gland, and renin/angiotensin system; the paracrine and autocrine systems; growth factors; locally produced hormones; local regulation of hormonal action; and tissue differentiation are also covered. The relationship between hormones and cancer will be discussed.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6

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