GMS BT 456
Prereq: A&P 1 & 2 or Med Term 1 & 2 plus GMS BT 342 Cell Biology or consent of program director. This course will present a thorough study of the endocrine system, examining each of its member glands and tissues as well as the mechanisms by which hormones operate between them. Specific topics of endocrine function include: the gastrointestinal tract, energy metabolism, calcium metabolism, hypothalamus-pituitary complex, thyroid gland, adrenal gland and male and female reproductive systems. For each of these topics, there will be a focus on the pathophysiology of relevent endocrine diseases (e.g. type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis) and new developments in their current treatment regimens. 4 cr.