Undergraduate Course: Endocrine Physiology and Pharmacology (BIME10024)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Endocrinology is the study of hormones and how they impact of target organs distinct and far from their site of origin. This course will cover physiology and pharmacology of adrenal and gonadal steroids hormones. We will discuss both the conventional and evolving actions elicited by these hormones and the nature of disease states where their action is aberrant, including cardiovascular disease (hypertension obesity), reproductive disorders, breast and prostate cancer, and ageing. Targets for therapeutic intervention (existing and future) will be evaluated. Teaching methods will include seminars, workshops, discussion and presentation of scientific papers, group literature exercises.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 35,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 14,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% written exam
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Endocrine Physiology and Pharmacology||2:00|
| Students will demonstrate an integrated knowledge of:
1) the nature of steroid hormones and the general principles of nuclear hormone receptor action.
2) the physiological actions of steroid hormones and diseases where their actions are disturbed.
3) pharmacological approaches to manipulate steroid hormone action.
Students will be able:
4) to critically assess scientific papers.
5) to clearly summarise and discuss scientific experiments.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Endocrinology, hormones, steroid
|Course organiser||Dr Ruth Andrew
Tel: (0131) 537 1887
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3255
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