Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Medicine

School

Biomedical Sciences School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 3 Contact hours

Incompatible

BIOL3230

Prerequisite

BIOM2012

Assessment methods

Intra semester and End of Semester assessment, including examination(s).

Course coordinator

Dr Karen Moritz

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

An advanced course providing an integrated approach to the biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pathology and pharmacology of the endocrine system. Secretion & physiological roles of blood-borne & local hormonal mediators. Molecular signalling systems and other mechanisms used by hormones to regulate cell growth, metabolism, reproduction and other functions. Consequences of and treatments for defects in the endocrine system illustrated with clinical disorders that affect many people world-wide, such as those arising from obesity.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile