Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (16 hours), Seminar (8 hours)
Voto Finale

• General Content
General principles of Endocrinology. Disorders of hypothalamus and pituitary, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, calcium metabolism, adrenal cortex, medullary cortex, testes, ovaries, neuroendocrine tumors, diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemic syndromes, autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, multiple endocrine neoplasia
• Detailed Program
Hypothalamus and pituitary: regulation of pituitary function; hypopituitarism, pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus
-Thyroid gland: thyroid physiology, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, iodine deficiency disorders, thyroid nodules and tumors
-Parathyroid glands: Physiology of parathyroids and calcium metabolism, primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism, osteoporosis
-Adrenal glands: Adrenal physiology, Cushing’s syndrome, Addison’s disease, Hirsutism, Conn disease, pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas
-Male gonads: Physiology of the testis, male hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, tumors of the testis
-Female gonads: Physiology of ovaries, amenorrheas, female hypogonadism, menopause
-Neuroendocrine tumors: carcinoid syndrome, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, insulinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)
-Diabetes mellitus: classification and pathogenesis, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, acute and chronic complications
-Hypoglycemic syndromes
-Autoimmune polyglandular syndromes

Teaching will be through frontal lessons with the aid of slides

-Students will be invited to participate in seminars given at the Post-graduate Schhol of Endocrinology and Metabolic diseases
-Students will be received by the teacher every morning after making an appointment via e-mail
maria.tanda@uninsubria.it or by phone at 0332-278318

Parent course