Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBBY035-05
Vaknaam Endocrinology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Endocrinology
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) To explain how the endocrine systems work and how they adapt to different circumstances
2) To find relevant scientific literature about an endocrine subject
3) To understand relevant literature on an endocrine subject
4) To report (in written) on an endocrine subject
Omschrijving The course consist of lectures and writing an essay.

In the lectures, we will focus on various endocrine systems and how they influence the individual’s physiology.
Endocrine systems that we focus on will amongst others be:
• Thyroid and parathyroid
• Hormones of the gastrointestinal tract
• Hormones of the pancreas
• Hormones of the adrenal gland
• Endocrinology of reproduction

Next to this we will focus on how endocrine systems adapt to different circumstances, such as exercise or stress, but also to pregnancy.
Human reproduction will be taught in more detail, since we will focus on the development of the human placenta (the biggest endocrine organ) and we will look into differences in placentas in different animals. The changes in endocrine systems during pregnancy will be discussed as well as the development of male and female sex organs. We will try to schedule 1 or 2 clinical lectures, in which clinicians show endocrinology from the clinical site.

Essay: all students write an essay on an endocrine subject. Essays will be written in couples. Students can choose from a list of subjects or bring in their own subject. In the beginning of the course, students can register for a subject via nestor. All essays will be published on the website as an online book.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(Traditional lecture 21 hrs, Tutorial: lecture on writing essay and searching literature 2 hrs, Assignment: Writing an essay 54 hrs, and Self study 63 hrs.)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Opdracht (AST)
(Multiple choice exam (60%), Essay (40%). Both exam and essay need to be above 5.5. Final grade: (3*exam grade + 2*essay grade)/5)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. M.M. Faas
Docent(en) dr. M.M. Faas , Guest lecturer ,prof. dr. T. Plosch ,prof. dr. A.J.W. Scheurink
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Handouts will be put on nester (lecture sheets)
Entreevoorwaarden Physiology (1st year Biology)

Students from other degree programmes than Biology and/or Life Science & Technology who would like to participate in this course unit need to have sufficient knowledge of human and animal physiology, i.e. comparable with physiology in the first year of the Biology programme. Students are obliged to contact one of the academic advisors before enrolling in this course in order to check whether they have met de entrance requirements. After this contact, students also have to request admission from the Board of Examiners Biology/Life Science & Technology. Failing to follow this entire procedure before the official enrollment deadline, results in immediate unenrollment without prior notification.

Students from the Bachelor's degree programmes Biology and Life Science & Technology take priority over students from other degree programmes when the course has a maximum capacity.
Opmerkingen Other (guest) lecturers: Prof Dr T.P. Links, Prof Dr J.J. Erwich, Dr. A.M. Smink, Dr M.E. Elderman, Dr K. van Zomeren, Dr S. van der Werf

Maximum capacity: 100 students
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Biology: major Behaviour and Neurosciences 2 semester II a keuzegroep
BSc Biology: major Biomedical Sciences 2 semester II a keuze
BSc Biology: major Integrative Biology  (Option A: students who follow Res. Project 1 within the majors BMS, MLS, or BN) 3 semester II a keuze
BSc Biology: major Molecular Life Sciences 3 semester II a keuze
BSc LS&T: major Molecular Life Sciences (cohort 2018 and 2019) 3 semester II a keuze