School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry

Module code: BMD311

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 8: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Contact: Dr Peter King
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers hormone definitions, including the range of structures and roles; methods in endocrinology; receptors, concept and significance of high affinity; hormone dynamics; hormone signalling; and modes of action. You will also look at mammalian endocrine glands and hormones: pituitary, thyroid, pancreas. The endocrinology of reproduction; the adrenal gland, and renin/angiotensin system; the paracrine and autocrine systems; growth factors; locally produced hormones; local regulation of hormonal action; and tissue differentiation are also covered. The relationship between hormones and cancer will be discussed.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6