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Course Structure

Module 1: Lectures (7 sessions)


  • Overview of epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of common endocrine disorders


Course Code

Date
2020

Time

Description

EM1S1

Apr 18

An introduction to endocrinology

14:00-15:00

Overview of homeostasis and endocrine system

15:00-16:00

Overview of disease of the hypothalamus pituitary axis

16:15-17:15

Genetic endocrine disease - an overview

EM1S2

Apr 25

Hypothalamus-pituitary axis

14:00-15:00

Cushing’s syndrome - from diagnosis to management

15:00-16:00

Pituitary incidentaloma and prolactinoma

16:15-17:15

Acromegaly

EM1S3

May 9

Thyroid and bone disorders

14:00-15:00

Thyroid disorders - pitfall of diagnosis and management

15:00-16:00

Osteoporosis - current management

16:15-17:15

Calcium disorders and metabolic bone disease

EM1S4

May 23

Reproductive endocrinology

14:00-15:00

Polycystic ovarian syndrome - its metabolic and endocrine aspects

15:00-16:00

Approach to menstrual disturbance and infertility

16:15-17:15

Approach to impotence and hypogonadism

EM1S5

Jun 6

Adrenal disorders

14:00-15:00

Conn's syndrome and workup for secondary hypertension

15:00-16:00

Neuroendocrine tumors and updates

16:15-17:15

Phaeochromocytoma and adrenal incidentaloma - workup and management

EM1S6

Jun 27

Common lipid and uncommon childhood endocrine disorders

14:00-15:00

Short stature, delayed puberty and overview of other common paediatric endocrine diseases

15:00-16:00

Common lipid disorders - evaluation and update on management

16:15-17:15

Molecular and biochemical evaluation of endocrine disorders

EM1S7

Sep 5

Emerging issues and controversies

14:00-15:00

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and endocrine dysfunction

15:00-16:00

Interpretation of endocrine tests during acute illnesses

16:15-17:15

Neurohormonal dysregulation


Lecture Venue:

Seminar Room 1, 2/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, 

New Territories



Module 2: Interactive workshops (5 sessions)


  • Demonstrate the principles of diagnostic evaluation and multidisciplinary management of common endocrine disorders using case discussions


Course Code

Date
2020

Time

Description

EM2W1

Sep 19

14:00-19:00

Thyroid and bone disorders

  • Principles and applications of thyroid function tests and bone turnover markers
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Ophathalmic Graves' Diseases
  • Radiological evaluation of osteoporosis

EM2W2

Oct 10

14:00-19:00

Adrenal gland and reproductive endocrinology (1)

  • Addison's disease and Phaeochromocytoma
  • Conn's and Cushing's syndrome
  • Radiological evaluation of adrenal disorders
  • Hirsutism and virilization - evaluation and management
  • Endocrine disorders in pregnancy (excluding diabetes)

EM2W3

Oct 31

14:00-19:00

Pituitary gland and reproductive endocrinology (2)

  • Prolactinoma (micro vs macro) - medical or surgical treatment
  • Principles and applications of radiotherapy for common pituitary adenomas
  • Evaluation and management of infertility

EM2W4

Nov 7

14:00-19:00

Electrolytes and lipid disorders
(from clinical evaluation to management)

  • Common dyslipidaemia and genetic lipid disorders
  • Hypernatremia and hyperkalaemia
  • Hyponatremia and hypolalaemia

MCQ Exam (20 questions)

EM2W5

Nov28

14:00-19:00

Paediatric and reproductive endocrinology (3)

  • Acromegaly - a multidisciplinary approach for management and evaluation
  • Short stature - diagnostic evaluation and practical tips for management
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia and interpretation of urinary steroid profile

 

Lecture Venue:

Seminar Room 1, 2/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories


Module 3: Clinical Attachments (8 sessions)


  • Illustrate the outpatient and inpatient management through clinical attachments 
  • Scheduled on weekdays in the teaching hospital from August to November 2020. Students will have to attend clinical attachments of the following eight topics. The clinical sessions will be allocated to admitted students on a first-come-first-served basis 

Course Code

Topic

EM3C1

Endocrine clinic

EM3C2

Endocrine case discussion

EM3C3

Endocrine in-patient grand round

EM3C4

Combined obesity clinic

EM3C5

Thyroid clinic

EM3C6

Combined pituitary clinic

EM3C7

Growth & Endocrine clinic

EM3C8

Combined gynae-endocrine clinic