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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 catalog

INTER 116 - Endocrine / Reproduction Genitourinary

5.50 credit hours

This course integrates an introduction to the physiology and diseases of the endocrine system, female reproductive systems, the breast, and the female genitourinary system. Topics covered within endocrinology will include hypothalamicpituitary regulation of the thyroid, adrenal glands, and gonads; growth hormone and its disorders; obesity; thyroid function and diseases; adrenal function and diseases; the function of the endocrine pancreas and diabetes; parathyroid function, calcium metabolism, and calcium disorders; and the histology and pathology of the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, and endocrine pancreas. Topics covered within the reproductive system will include: normal reproductive function; female reproductive pathology; infertility, contraception, and menopause; female reproductive system embryology and anatomy; normal pregnancy and parturition, prenatal care, placental function, and the management of labor. Topics covered under the female genitourinary system will include: pelvic anatomy, the pelvic exam, vaginal disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases. Topics related to the beast will include: normal anatomy and histology, breast pathology, and breast cancer. Additional topics will include the pharmacology of key drugs used in treating endocrine and reproductive disorders and selected sessions on the radiology and surgery of these systems. Module III topics will include: human sexuality, sexual abuse, teen pregnancy, and more.