University of Pittsburgh

 

Organ System Pathophysiology

Endocrine
MS-2

January 16, 2018-February 2, 2018
16 half days

Course Director
Frederick DeRubertis, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine

frd1@pitt.edu

Course Director
Mary Korytkowski, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine

mtk7@pitt.edu

 

Course Description

The contribution of endocrine systems to homeostasis is the focus of this course. It also examines common clinical presentation and treatment of endocrine disease.

The goals of the course are:

  1. to learn the normal structure, function, and organization of the major endocrine systems in the body.
  2. to gain detailed knowledge of the regulation of hormonal secretion from the major glands of the body.
  3. to understand the receptor and post-receptor mechanisms that allow selective expression of hormonal actions at a cellular level.
  4. to become familiar with the etiology, pathophysiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the clinically important disorders of the major endocrine systems of the body.

The 28 faculty are from 6 departments: Cell Biology and Physiology; Medicine (Division of Endocrinology; Ophthalmology; Pathology; Pediatrics; and Surgery.

Educational Methods

 

Lectures Multidisciplinary workshops Clinical pathological conferences    
Small-group problem-based learning sessions Histopathology laboratory        

 

Evaluation

Evaluation is based on a single, multiple-choice examination and on attendance and participation in small group exercises.

Grading: This course comprises 20% of the grade for the Organ System Pathophysiology Block, Section 3. Grading for the block section is Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory.

Faculty Note

Georgia Duker, PhD, and James Johnston, MD, are recipients of the Kenneth E. Schuit Master Educator Award. In addition, Dr. Johnston is the director and Dr. Duker is a member of the UPSOM Academy of Master Educators.