Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Gynecological endocrinology  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Paolo Moghetti
Paolo Moghetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Corsi elettivi 2° semestre dal Feb 19, 2018 al May 25, 2018.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should know:
- The main aspects of the physiology of the endocrine control of reproduction in women;
- The different abnormalities underlying the alterations of the menstrual cycle and how to investigate the cause of these abnormalities;
- The pathophysiology of hirsutism and the potential therapeutic strategies available for this condition;
- The criteria for diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome, the metabolic abnormalities associated with this condition and the therapeutic approach to this condition.


1. Pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle: physiology of the reproductive cycle in women, diseases underlying menstrual dysfunction, investigations to assess these alterations.
2. Pathophysiology of hyperandrogenism. Etiology and clinical features of androgen excess. Diagnostic workout of hyperandrogenism. Brief summary of available tools for the treatment of hyperandrogenism.
3. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Short background on diagnosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, medical implications and potential late complications of PCOS. Brief summary of potential strategies for the treatment of PCOS.
4. Clinical cases of menstrual dysfunction and/or hyperandrogenism. Interactive discussion on the appropriate diagnostic workout.
5. Clinical cases of menstrual dysfunction and/or hyperandrogenism. Clinical practice.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kasper Gl, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2018
Shlomo Melmed, Ronald Koenig, Clifford Rosen, Richard Auchus, Allison Goldfine Williams Textbook of Endocrinology (Edizione 14) Elsevier 2019 9780323555968

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment is based on participation of the student to the scheduled lessons.

DATE AND DAYTIME: 28 FEBRUARY; 7-14-21 MARCH 2018 - 17:15-18:45 (+2 h of individual clinical training)

Place: aula A Lente


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