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.
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
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
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.