Endocrine System (MED305) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Endocrine System MED305 4 1 2 4 0
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To give information about the development, structure and functions of endocrine system, the etiopathogenesis, pathology, symptoms and findings of disorders related to this system and its prevention, diagnosis and the treatment principles; to provide basic medical skills for endocrine system
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describes the anatomical structures and their relation in endocrine system and recognizes them in cadavers and models.
  • Describes the mechanisms of hormones belonging to endocrine system, defines growth physiology and metabolism related factors.
  • Defines the structural properties of hormones, biosynthesis and action mechanisms synthesized in different endocrine organs.
  • Knows the fine structure and development of endocrine organs.
  • Describes the relationship between the endocrine and nervous system, explains the physiological effects of hormones.
  • Defines the hormones effective on growth.
  • Knows the regulation of blood glucose level.
  • Knows the secretions of endocrine pancreas.
  • Knows the hormones of adrenal gland and their systemic effects.
  • Knows the hormones important in calcium phosphate metabolism and their effecting mechanisms.
  • Knows the effects of thyroid hormones on growth and metabolism.
  • Knows the hormones secreted from adipose tissue and their effects.
  • Knows the histology and pathologies of the mammary glands.
  • Recognizes the endocrine glands and the diseases/syndromes occurring in these regions.
  • Defines and distinguishes the pharmacology and pharmacokinetic properties of hormones.
  • Explains the physiological and pharmacological mechanisms of action of autocoids.
  • Makes biostatistical calculations related to the course.
Course Content Anatomy, histology and development of the thyroid, parathyroid and suprarenal glands; clinical anatomy; thyroid hormones and their effect mechanisms, biochemistry of thyroid gland diseases; pathologies of thyroid gland and thyroiditis; neoplasms of thyroid gland; classification of hormones and their effecting mechanisms; parathormone, vitamine D, calcitonin, calcium-phosphate homeostasis.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Anatomy, histology and development of the thyroid, parathyroid and suprarenal glands, Clinical anatomy, Thyroid hormones and their effect mechanisms, biochemistry of thyroid gland diseases, Pathologies of thyroid gland and thyroiditis, Neoplasms of thyroid gland -
2 Classification of hormones and their effecting mechanisms, Parathormone, Vitamine D, Calcitonin, Calcium-phosphate homeostasis, Hormones of adrenal cortex and their effects, Hormones of adrenal medulla and their effects -
3 Adrenal bez bozukluklarının biyokimyası, Adrenal bez işlevsel bozuklukları, Adrenal bez neoplazileri, Mutliple endokrin neoplazileri, Gonad hormonları bozukluklarının biyokimyası, Oral kontraseptifler -
4 Endocrine functions of the pancreas, Regulation of blood glucose level, control of food intake, Metabolism, Fat cells, Effect mechanism of hormones, Biochemistry of diabetes and obesity, Pharmacology of hormones; Drugs used in hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia, Insulin and oral anti diabetics -
5 Glucocorticoids, ACTH and mineralocorticoids, Pathologies of hypophysis, Growth physiology, Development disorders, Fine structure, tumors and pathologies of mammary glands, Biostatistical sampling and regression studies, Final exam -


Course Book 1. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (13th Edition); Bertram G. Katzung,‎ Anthony J. Trevor; McGraw-Hill, 2015.
2. Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy: A Localization-Based Approach (1st Edition); Aaron Berkowitz; McGraw-Hill, 2017.
3. Gray’s Anatomy for Students (3rd Edition); Richard L. Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam W. M. Mitchell; Churchill Livingston Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2015.
4. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th Edition); John E. Hall; Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2016.
5. Histology: A Text and Atlas With Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology (7th Edition); Micheal H. Ross, Wojciech Pawlina; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.
6. Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (10th Edition); Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia Alcott Sadock, Pedro Ruiz; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2017.
7. Medical Microbiology (7th Edition); Patrick Murray, Ken Rosenthal, Michael Pfaller; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2013.
8. Molecular and Cellular Biophysics; Meyer B. Jackson; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006.
9. Robbins Basic Pathology (9th Edition); Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2013.
10. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (10th Edition); Keith L. Moore, T. V. N. Persaud, Mark G. Torchia; Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2015.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 15 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 16 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Integrates and utilizes the information, skills, and approaches obtained from basic, clinical, and medical sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences when offering healthcare services. X
2 Offers healthcare services to patients with a biopsychosocial approach where the sociodemographic and sociocultural backgrounds of these individuals are taken into consideration, focusing on the universal human values, ethical principles, and professional duties; without exercising discrimination on the basis of language, religion, race, or sex. X
3 Aims to protect, improve, and develop individual and public health when offering healthcare services. X
4 Performs the necessary studies in sustaining and improving health, taking into the individual, public, social, and environmental factors to affect it. X
5 Trains healthy individuals/ patients, their relatives, and other healthcare workers in healthcare upon determining the features, requirements, and expectations of their target audience. X
6 Exercises a safe, rational, and effective approach in the procedures of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation; while offering healthcare services. X
7 Implements interventional and/or non-interventional practices in a way that is safe and effective for patients during the procedures of diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. X
8 Offers healthcare services taking into account the health and safety of patients and employees. X
9 Takes the regional and global changes in physical and socioeconomic settings to affect health, as well as the changes in the individual features and behaviors of patients referring to them into account, while offering healthcare. X
10 Takes the good medical practices into account while performing their duties. X
11 Undertakes the tasks and duties within the framework of their professional ethical rules, as well as their legal rights and duties. X
12 Stands for the improvements in the manner in which healthcare services are offered, taking into account the concepts of social reliability and social duty, in an effort to protect and improve individual and public health. X
13 Evaluates the effects of health policies and healthcare practices on public health indicators, and, where required, amends their evaluation on the grounds of scientific and social needs; in an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare services. X
14 Leads their healthcare team while offering healthcare services, in a participative, and collaborative manner. X
15 Establishes positive relationships within their healthcare team; and where needed, easily adapts to various positions among their team. X
16 Exercises effective communication with patients, the relatives of patients, healthcare professionals, and groups from other professions, as well as institutions and organizations. X
17 Plans and conducts scientific studies on the society to which they serve, and use the results of these, or those from other studies, to benefit the society. X
18 Accesses the current literature on their profession, and evaluates them with a critical approach. X
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process. X
20 Demonstrates the skills of obtaining and evaluating new information, integrating newer pieces of information with their current ones, as well as adapting to changing conditions throughout their professional life. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 5 25 125
Laboratory 4 4 16
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 5 10 50
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 5 2 10
Homework Assignments 1 2 2
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 7 14
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 5 12 60
Total Workload 277