Learning outcomes of the course unit
Lectures will cover the following topics:
Regulation of hormone synthesis and secretion
Hormone receptors and signal transduction
Hormone overproduction and underproduction
Altered tissue responses
Laboratory techniques for recognition of endocrine disorders.
Course contents summary
This core module aims to provide students with an understanding of the physiological function of the endocrine system as well as the laboratory testing of endocrine function.
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- P. Felig, J. D. Baxter, A. E. Broadus, L. A. Frohman: Endocrinologia e Metabolismo .Ed. Mc Graw Hill