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Human Anatomy: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

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ANAT 516 900
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This 0.5 CU human anatomy course will cover development, anatomy and physiology, histology, imaging, and molecular mechanisms of the endocrine and reproductive systems. The objectives are to: 1) define mechanisms of hormonal signaling; 2) describe the anatomic relationships and gross structure of major endocrine and reproductive organs, including the hypothalamus, pituitary glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, pancreas, adrenal glands, gonads, breasts, and male and female reproductive systems; 3) characterize the microscopic anatomy of major endocrine and reproductive organs; 5) assess the regulation of major hormonal axes and intuit pathophysiologic effects of hormonal dysregulation; 6) explain the effects of significant hormones on their respective target tissues; 7) trace the embryologic origins of the endocrine and reproductive organs, including the pharyngeal apparatus. This course is open to LPS Pre-Health, Post-Baccalaureate, Alumni, and Non-degree Undergraduate students only.
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