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Metabolism and Hormones 1

Course Code :1019GENGE2
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:22
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Christophe De Block
Ann Verhaegen
Eveline Dirinck

3. Course contents *


  1. basic principles of endocrinology
    1. what is a hormone ?
    2. receptor functions
    3. principles endo-, auto- en paracrine secretions
  2. physiology of the endocrine pancreas
    1. insulin
    2. glucagon
    3. somatostatin
  3. diabetes mellitus:
    1. definition and diagnostic criteria
    2. physiopathology of type 1 diabetes mellitus
    3. physiopathology of type 2 diabetes mellitus
  4. weight homeostasis & physiology of the adipocyt
  5. nutrition
    1. basic principles
      1. overweight / under weight
      2. vitamins & minerals
  6. physiology of lipid & lipoprotein metabolism
  7. physiology of the hypothalamo-hypopituitary axes
    1. adenohypophysis: GH, ACTH, TSH, LH &  FSH, prolactin
    2. neurohypophysis: ADH &oxytocine
  8. physiology of the hypothalamo-hypopituitary gonadal axis
  9. physiology of the adrenal glands
    1. cortisol
    2. aldosteron
    3. adrenal androgen
    4. catecholamines
  10. physiology of the thyroid gland
  11. physiology of the parathyroid glands