Endocrine System

Review integrated physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of the endocrine system, including hypothalamus, Cushing's disease, thyroid cancer, Hashimoto's disease, and Graves disease.
Philip Tisdall, MD · February 8, 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Hypothalamus and Pituitary
    • Describe the five commonest presentations of hypothalamic/pituitary disease and correlate these to pathophysiology and diagnostic testing.
  • Thyroid
    • Describe the physiology of the thyroid gland.
    • Explain presentation, pathophysiology, testing, and treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
    • Describe the approach to neck masses, including thyroid masses (embryology & investigation) and non-thyroid masses.
  • Adrenal / Glands
    • Describe the physiology of the adrenal glands.
    • Explain presentation, pathophysiology, and testing of hypercortisolism and adrenocortical insufficiency (acute & chronic)
  • Glucose Metabolism
    • Explain the etiology of hyperglycemia and the function of insulin and the counter-regulatory hormones.
    • Explain the physiology and pharmacology of glucose.
    • Describe the natural history of hyperglycemia (acute & chronic)
  • Calcium & Phosphorus
    • Describe the structure of the bone.
    • Describe the physiology of calcium & phosphorus.
    • Explain investigation of hypercalcemia.

About Instructor

Philip Tisdall, MD

Philip Tisdall, MD, award-winning, teacher and published author, trained at the Mayo Clinic and is a diplomat of The American Board of Pathology (AP and CP). He is a dynamic and engaging speaker who help students understand how to correlate the basic sciences and apply them to the essential thought processes of clinical medicine. Dr. Tisdall received his MD from the University of Alberta, where he was the recipient of the gold medal in surgery and the Mckenzie award for History and Physical examination. Students praise him for his insight and ability to make complex material clear and memorable.

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Course Includes

  • 12 Lessons
  • 7 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate