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Course Structure

Module 1: Lectures (7 sessions)


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


Course Code

Date
2018

Time

Description

EM1S1

Apr 14

An introduction to endocrinology

14:00-15:00

Calcium disorders and metabolic bone disease

15:00-16:00

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

16:15-17:15

Overview of disease of the hypothalamus pituitary axis

EM1S2

Apr 28

Hypothalamus-pituitary axis

14:00-15:00

Overview of homeostasis and endocrine system

15:00-16:00

Pituitary incidentaloma and prolactinoma

16:15-17:15

Acromegaly

EM1S3

May 5

Thyroid and bone disorders

14:00-15:00

Thyroid disorders - pitfall of diagnosis and management

15:00-16:00

Cushing’s syndrome - from diagnosis to management

16:15-17:15

Osteoporosis - current management

EM1S4

May 26

Reproductive endocrinology

14:00-15:00

Genetic endocrine diseases - an overview

15:00-16:00

Approach to menstrual disturbance and infertility

16:15-17:15

Approach to impotence and hypogonadism

EM1S5

Jun 9

Adrenal disorders

14:00-15:00

Polycystic ovarian syndrome - its metabolic and endocrine aspects

15:00-16:00

Endocrine and metabolic abnormalities associated with infections

16:15-17:15

Phaeochromocytoma and adrenal incidentaloma - workup and management

EM1S6

Jun 23

Common lipid and uncommon childhood endocrine disorders

14:00-15:00

Common lipid disorders - evaluation and update on management

15:00-16:00

Conn's syndrome and workup for secondary hypertension

16:15-17:15

Molecular and biochemical evaluation of endocrine disorders

EM1S7

Sep 8

Emerging issues and controversies

14:00-15:00

Adrenal carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumours

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
2018

Time

Description

EM2W1

Sep15

14:00-19:00

Thyroid and bone disorders

  • Principles and applications of thyroid function tests and bone turnover markers
  • Radiological evaluation of thyroid disorders
  • Radiological evaluation of osteoporosis
  • Hirsutism and virilization - evaluation and management
  • Endocrine disorders in pregnancy (excluding diabetes)

EM2W2

Oct 13

14:00-19:00

Adrenal gland and reproductive endocrinology (1)

  • Addison's disease and Phaeochromocytoma
  • Radiological evaluation of adrenal disorders
  • Multifaceted management of polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Surgical management of goitre, hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism

EM2W3

Oct 27

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
  • Conn's and Cushing's syndrome
  • Evaluation and management of infertility

EM2W4

Nov10

14:00-19:00

Electrolytes and lipid disorders
(From clinical evaluation to management)

  • Common dyslipidaemia and genetic lipid disorders
  • Acromegaly - a multidisciplinary approach for management and evaluation

MCQ Exam (20 questions)

EM2W5

Nov24

14:00-19:00

Paediatric and reproductive endocrinology (3)

  • Hypernatremia and hyperkalaemia
  • Hyponatremia and Hypokalaemia
  • Short stature - diagnostic evaluation and practical tips for management
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia - evaluation and management

 

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 2018. Students will only have to attend one clinical session from EACH 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 teaching

EM3C3

Endocrine in-patient grand round (1)

EM3C4

Endocrine in-patient grand round (2)

EM3C5

Thyroid clinic

EM3C6

Combined pituitary clinic

EM3C7

Growth & Endocrine clinic

EM3C8

Combined gynae-endocrine clinic