Learn about the endocrine system as a control system within the body, controlling, modifying and fine tuning the body's responses to stimuli and maintaining the core functions keeping homeostasis and active function.
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1. An Introduction to the Endocrine System

An introduction to understanding the basic functions of the endocrine system, including what endocrine function actually is and feedback within the body.

2. Control of Appetite

An outline the function of the hypothalamus in appetite control.

3. The Adrenal Glands and Adrenal Disorders

Understand the anatomy of the adrenal glands and how they function, and be able to describe some common conditions associated with the adrenal glands.

4. HPA Axis and Growth Hormone

Understand the relationship between the hypothalamus and the anterior and posterior pituitary glands, as well as the function and regulation of growth hormone.

5. Pituitary Disorders

Learn about the different types of pituitary disorder, be able to describe the signs and symptoms of some pituitary disorders, as well as the treatment of pituitary disorders.

6. The Thyroid Gland

Understand the anatomy of the thyroid and its function, and explore the common thyroid pathologies.

7. The Endocrine Pancreas

Understand the structure and endocrine function of the pancreas.

8. Diabetes Mellitus

Understand the basis of diabetes mellitus and the complications that can occur.

9. Calcium Metabolism

Gain a brief understanding of the functions and regulation of calcium.

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