Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Dental Hygiene
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 (20 hours)

According to the regulation of this Course, having passed examinations of the previous years is required to take the examination of this Course. To optimize learning, persistent knowledge of human anatomy and physiology provided in the previous years is important.

The assessment of learning will take place with the final exam, which will be held in oral form.
The knowledge of the contents and the appropriateness of the language will be evaluated.

Voto Finale

The teaching activity aims to provide the student with basic knowledge regarding the main endocrine and metabolic diseases.

General concepts of anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system.
Main pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands diseases. Osteoporosis. Diabetes mellitus. Hypoglycemic syndromes. Obesity.

General concepts of anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system.
Pituitary: functioning and non-functioning pituitary adenomas, diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism.
Thyroid: tireotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, thyroid nodule and thyroid tumors.
Parathyroid and phospho-calcium metabolism: hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, osteoporosis. Multiple endocrine neoplasms (MEN). Diabetes mellitus: classification, clinical picture, diagnostic assessment, acute and chronic complications. Hypoglicemic syndromes. Obesity.


Formal lessons with active interaction with the teacher.

For more information students can contact eliana.piantanida@uninsubria.it to schedule a meeting.