Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (to qualify as a biomedical laboratory worker) (Verona)

Clinical Sciences - ENDOCRINOLOGIA

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Name of lecturer
Giacomo Zoppini
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Lezioni TLB 2 SEMESTRE dal Mar 2, 2020 al Apr 30, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course is to provide the knowledge of the endocrine and metabolic diseases related to the main endocrine/metabolic systems. Lessons will present the single topics by starting with physiology and physiopatology and, finally, by presenting the clinical aspects (signs/symptoms) of the main endocrine/metabolic diseases. Students will learn how to recognize the main endocrine/metabolic diseases and their laboratory data presentation. Moreover, students will acquaint with the terminology needed to discuss clinical endocrine cases with other collegues.


The program will address the disorders of the following systems:
- basic endocrinology, mechanisms of hormonal regulation, anterior pituitary, diabetes insipidus
- Thyroid gland
- Adrenal cortex
- Diabetes Mellitus
The final exam will be mainly based on the notes taken during the lessons. As reference, the text suggested is: Rugarli. Medicina Interna sistematica, Estratto: Malattie del sistema endocrino e del metabolismo

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Greeenspan & Gardner Basic & clinical endocrinology Edizioni Lange – edizione più recente  

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice questionnaire (30 quiz). The quiz are about the topics treated during the lessons and the aim of the exam is to verify the knowledge acquired.

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