1. Briefing endocrine system

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Endocrine system
MED 1093
Dr Atikah Abdul Latiff
Course Coordinator
This briefing aims to cover:
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Course introduction
Lecturers involved
Assessments – topics and marking system
Overall learning objective
References
Attendance
Expectations
Course introduction
• Course code: MED 1093
• 4 weeks; 3 credit units
• 120 notional hours
• Course coordinator: Dr Atikah Abdul Latiff
Lecturers involved
• Anatomy: Dr Atikah, Dr Reshma, Dr Sara and Dr Saheera
• Physiology: Prof Hamdan, Dr Hafiz, Miss Mun Yee
• Pathology: AP Dr Nani, AP Dr Thuaibah, Dr Bushra, Prof Noor Aini
• Pharmacology: Dr Jahid
Mode of teaching/learning
• Interactive lectures (IL)
• Student Centred Teaching Learning (SCTL)
• iRAT and gRAT in physiology modules
• Anatomy lab (dissection hall and learning resource centre)
• Physiology case studies
• Problem based learning (PBL)
Assessments
1. Continuous assessment 30%:
• mid-course assessment (single based answer questions- SBAQ only) (20%).
• Quiz (IRAT & GRAT) (5%)
• Case studies on physiology of endocrinology system (2%)
• Peerwise & AROPA (1%)
• Anatomy lab report (2%)
2. Final exam comprises 70% of the final marks. Includes SBAQ & short answer question (SAQ).
Overall learning objectives
At the end of the block, you should be able to apply the knowledge of anatomy, physiology,
pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, radiology and pharmcology to describe the core diseases
of the endocrine system namely;
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Hypo/Hyperpituitarism
Gigantism / Acromegaly
Diabetes Insipidus & SIADH
Diabetes Mellitus
Hypo/Hyperthyroidism (Myxoedema/Cretinism)
Hyper/Hypo Parathyroidism
Hyper/Hypo Cortisolism
Cushing’s Disease/Syndrome & Addison’s Disease
Phaeochromocytoma
Stress Related Diseases
Anatomy
References
• Keith L. Moore, Arthur F. Dalley, Anne MR Agur. Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 7th Edition, 2014. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
• Thomas W. Sadler. Langman’s Medical Embryology, 13th Edition, 2015. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
• Anthony Mescher. Junqueira’s Basic Histology: Text and Atlas, 14th Edition, 2015. McGraw-Hill Medical.
Physiology
• Patricia E. Molina, Endocrine Physiology, 4th edition, 2013. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. N.Y.
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Additional references supporting the course
Anatomy
Richard S. Snell. Clinical Anatomy by Regions, 9th Edition, 2012. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Frank H. Netter. Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th Edition, 2014. Saunders.
Anne Gilroy, Brian MacPherson, Lawrence Ross, Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, Udo Schumacher. Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd Edition,
2012. Thieme New York.
• Physiology
• Kim E. Barrett, Susan M. Barman, Scott Boitano, Heddwen Brooks, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, 23e, The McGraw-Hill
Companies, Inc. 2010
Attendance
• Attendance is compulsory to all timetabled slots
• Failure to attend more than 10%: warning letter
• Failure to attend more than 20%: barred from exams
• All non-attendance will need a show-cause letter written to me or in cases of
health related non- attendance, please provide a valid MC to me
Expectations
• Enjoy the course as it is an integration and application of previous
knowledge
• Get to know more about PBL (Problem Based Learning) and prepare for it
→ only then will you enjoy it!
• Complete assignments well to secure ‘free marks’ before finals
• Be punctual to not miss important learning experiences
• Overall, I hope you will all sail through, have an enriching experience and
PASS with flying colours!
Best of Luck! ☺
If anything, do not hesitate to email me: [email protected]
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