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Course Structure

Module 1: Lectures (7 sessions)

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

Course Code

Date
2016

Time

Description

EM1S1

May 21

An introduction to endocrinology

14:00-15:00

Calcium disorders and metabolic bone disease

15:00-16:00

Molecular and biochemical evaluation of endocrine disorders

16:15-17:15

Overview of disease of the hypothalamus pituitary axis

EM1S2

Jun 4

Hypothalamus-pituitary axis

14:00-15:00

Overview of homeostasis and endocrine system

15:00-16:00

Pituitary incidentoloma and prolactinoma

16:15-17:15

Acromegaly

EM1S3

Jun 11

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

Sep 3

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

Sep 10

Adrenal disorders

14:00-15:00

Genetic endocrine diseases - an overview

15:00-16:00

Endocrine and metabolic abnormalities associated with infections

16:15-17:15

Phaeochromocytoma and adrenal incidentoloma - workup and management

EM1S6

Sep 17

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

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

EM1S7

Oct 8

Emerging issues and controversies

14:00-15:00

Interpretation of endocrine tests during acute illnesses

15:00-16:00

Adrenal carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumours

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 interdisciplinary management of common endocrine disorders using case discussions

Course Code

Date
2016

Time

Description

EM2W1

Oct 15

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

Radiological evaluation of adrenal disorders

EM2W2

Oct 22

14:00-19:00

Adrenal gland and reproductive endocrinology (1)

Addison's disease and Phaeochromocytoma

Acromegaly - a multidisciplinary approach for management and evaluation

Multifaceted management of polycystic ovarian syndrome

Surgical management of goitre, hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism

EM2W3

Nov 5

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

Dec 3

14:00-19:00

Electrolytes and lipid disorders
(From clinical evaluation to management)

Common dyslipidaemia and genetic lipid disorders

Hypernatremia and hyperkalaemia

Hyponatremia

Hypokalaemia

EM2W5

Dec 10

14:00-19:00

Paediatric and reproductive endocrinology (3)

Hirsutism and virilization - evaluation and management

Endocrine disorders in pregnancy (excluding diabetes)

Short stature - diagnostic evaluation and practical tips for management

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia - evaluation and management


 

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 2016. 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