14D2I25 - Pathological physiology of endocrine system

Course specification
Course titlePathological physiology of endocrine system
Type of studyPhD academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. dr Dragan Gvozdić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionOfficial entering the IIId semester of PhD studies at the Faculty of veterinary medicine
      The goalAcquiring new knowledge regarding the pathophysiology of disorders of endocrine glands in different species, breeds and categories of domestic animals. Introduction to the diagnostic methods and functional assays for testing and monitoring disorders of the endocrine system, interpretation of results hemogram, biochemical panel, urinalysis and feces, cytological analysis of tissue samples obtained by biopsy and aspiration.
      The outcomeUpon successful completion of the course, students will gain the following knowledge and skills: 1) knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanisms of functional disorders of certain endocrine glands and tissues at the cellular and molecular level, 2) knowledge of the types and values of diagnostic methods and tests for assessment and monitoring disorders endocrine system, 3) the ability of differential diagnostic assessment of individual types of disorders and proper diagnosis.
      Contents of lecturesIntercellular communication, the definition and role of hormones, the characteristics of the endocrine system, the feedback control mechanism, the synthesis and secretion of hormones, hormone transport peripheral utilization of hormones, hormone metabilički clearance. Steroids, proteins and polypeptides, derivatives AK, determination konncentracije hormones in the body fluids, secretions and excretions, changes in hormone concentrations. Laboratory diagnosis of the disease; program of quality control, validation of results, variation interval and the reference value, the clinical significance of the results of laboratory tests. The role of hormones in regulating metabolism in periparturient period in dairy cows; Peripartum period, the characteristics of metabolic cows in peripartum period, a negative energy balance, endocrine regulation of metabolism adaptation in peripartum period.
      Contents of exercises
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingTheoretical lessons, seminars, presentations and critical disscussion.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper70
      Practical lessonsOral examination