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Practice of Medicine: Ailments of the Endocrine System

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the synthesis, secretion and action of hormones from a network of glands in the body. The hormones coordinate the functioning of different cells, tissues, and organs in the body through feedback mechanisms. Diseases of the endocrine system occur when there is a fault in either the synthesis, secretion or release of these hormones. It is important for a medical student to be well acquainted with these diseases primarily because the endocrine system practically controls the functioning of the entire body and also because the manifestations of these diseases are often non specific, as well as long lasting.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 12 hours

This course on Ailments of Endocrine System covers almost all diseases and disorders of different endocrine glands that form a part of the endocrine system. The subject of endocrinology is vast and complex, but a comprehensible content on each endocrine gland, its disorders, their presenting complaints, assessment etc has been prepared with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply.

  • 1. Introduction To the Endocrine System   FREE 26 min

    This module covers the basics and fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system. A general idea of the various pathologies that can occur in this system have also been covered.

  • 3. Hypothalamus and Pituitary Disorders: Presenting Problems & Disorders 37 min

    This module deals with the various presenting problems that a patient comes up with, when there is some pathology in the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. In the end, this module also explains the major disorders which are products of dysfunction of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.

  • 4. Fundamentals of the Thyroid Gland 23 min

    This module talks about the basic anatomy and physiology of the thyroid gland. It also explains the primary pathology that can lead to different disorders of the thyroid gland.

  • 6. Disorders of Thyroid Functioning 36 min

    This module delves into the disorders that result from a failure of the thyroid gland to function properly. Each disorder has been explained thoroughly giving emphasis upon the signs and symptoms, investigations and management.

  • 7. Fundamentals of Parathyroids 19 min

    This module explains the basic anatomy and physiology of the parathyroid glands. Simultaneously, it talks about the basic pathology that leads to a disordered functioning of the parathyroids.

  • 8. Parathyroid Dysfunction: Presenting Problems 33 min

    This module talks about the various problems that a patient presents with, when he is suffering from dysfunctional parathyroid glands. In the end the module also gives one disorder of the parathyroid glands that is primary hyperparathyroidism.

  • 9. Disorders of the Parathyroids 32 min

    This module gives you an insight into the various disorders of the parathyroid glands. Each disorder has been dealt with in depth emphasizing upon its aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations required and the management strategies of each one of them.

  • 12. Disorders of the Reproductive System 44 min

    This module explains several disorders of the reproductive system which arise from dysfunctional endocrine glands. Each disorder has been explained with respect to its aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations and management.

  • 14. Presenting Problems in Adrenal Dysfunction 33 min

    This module elaborates upon the various presenting problems and complaints that a patient shows up with when he has an underlying adrenal gland dysfunction. Each presenting complaint has been thoroughly explained focusing on its aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations and management.

  • 15. Disorders of the Adrenals 32 min

    This module deals with the disorders of the adrenal glands. The disorders dealt with in this module have been thoroughly explained laying emphasis on their aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations and management.

  • 16. Fundamentals of the Endocrine Pancreas 29 min

    The module explains the basic anatomy and physiology of the pancreas as an endocrine gland. Pancreas is both endocrine and exocrine in function and the module explains its role in the gastrointestinal system as well as in metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and other nutrients.

  • 18. Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 28 min

    This module talks about various neuroendocrine tumors that originate from neuroendocrine cells in different organs. Each tumor has been dealt with giving emphasis on its aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 19. Multiple Endocrine Gland Involvement 22 min

    This module explores those diseases where multiple endocrine glands are involved. Emphasis has been laid on the role of autoimmunity, genetics and other factors that lead to such disorders and simultaneously, each disorder has been explained thoroughly with respect to its clinical presentation and management.

  • 22. Homeopathic Therapeutics in Endocrine Diseases - Part 2 44 min

    This module continues the previous module on Homeopathic approach to different endocrine diseases. It gives a list of Homeopathic remedies which have not been covered in the previous part for different endocrine diseases with their indications.

Dr. Rashi

Dr. Rashi

Dr. Rashi Prakash is a passionate homeopath, an avid blogger and writer. She has been keenly interes ...Read More

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral holds an MD in Materia Medica from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra, an ...Read More

Importance: A. Endocrine diseases are mostly silent until they are found accidentally. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the endocrine system. B. Patients often neglect or find themselves uncomfortable reporting endocrinal issues. Therefore It is important to understand diseases of the endocrine system so that the learner may be able to grasp the complications of diseases of other systems in the body which occured due to some endocrine issue.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit:

A. The course deals with the most important endocrine diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of endocrine diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

Practice of Medicine: Ailments of the Endocrine System
This course includes:

  22 Modules      

  22 Quizes          

   Certificate Of Completion

   Course Validity : 365 days


$37.48 $62.48

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