Biology | Endocrinology
Z466 | 29596 | Demas, G


Course Format: Lecture: 10:10P-11:00PM, MWF, JH A106.

Course Description: Z466 is a vertebrate endocrinology course with
considerable emphasis placed on mammalian endocrine physiology,
although some comparative endocrinology we also be covered.
Coverage of the endocrine glands/tissues includes the following:

a)  Biosynthesis of hormones
b)  Control of secretion of hormones
c)  Physiological action of hormones
d)  Mechanism of action of hormones
e)  Behavioral actions of hormones
f)  Endocrine disorders

Considerable emphasis is place on the mechanisms of hormone action
at the organismal level
(e.g., reproduction, stress responses, energy homeostasis, salt and
calcium balance)

Optional Text: "Endocrinology", 6th edition by Mac E. Hadley and
John Levine.

Weekly Assignments: Approximatley one chapter per week and handouts
of
updated information concerning control of secretion and mechanisms of
action of hormones.

Exams/Papers: Four exams worth 80 points each, a written assignment
worth 20 points and one class discussion of a research paper worth 50
points.