By Dr Manzoor Ahmad Mir   |   School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir
Learners enrolled: 2448

The course “Endocrinology” is a Discipline Specific Elective Course in B.Sc. Zoology under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The course is specially designed to improve the understanding of students about different dimensions of endocrinology starting from glands of the body, hormones secreted by endocrine glands, structure of glands and their different functions, signal transduction, different types of pathways of hormonal regulation and hormones in homeostasis. Endocrinology is an important course in Zoology as any disturbance in hormonal balance results in a disease in humans or in other animals. This course will give students an insight into the Endocrine system and will teach them about various syndromes and diseases associated with it. It will be a mass awareness educational module for the benefit of the society. Moreover our Research Group is actively working on the different aspects of Endocrine system. We have an ideal team with all professional and academic skills required to make this course on Endocrinology.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 28 Nov 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 :
History of endocrinology (Day-1)
Classification of Hormones (Day2)
Characteristics  of   Hormones (Day-3)
Transport of Peptide Hormones in Blood (Day-4)

Week 2 :
Transport of Steroid Hormones in Blood (Day-1)
Mechanisms of Steroid Hormone Action (Day2)
Mechanisms of protein hormone Action (Day-3)
Metabolism and excretion of Hormones (Day-4)

Week 3 :
The Secondary Messenger Concept (Day-1)
Neurosecretions and Neurohormones (Day2)
Pineal gland, structure, secretions and Functions (Day-3)
Pineal gland in biological rhythms and reproduction (Day-4)

Week 4 :
Hypothalamus, structure and secretions (Day-1)
Hypothalamic nucleic and their functions (Day2)
Regulation of neuroendocrine glands (Day-3)
Feedback mechanisms of Hormonal regulation (Day-4)

Week 5 :
Structure and secretions of Pituitary gland (Day-1)
Functions of pituitary hormones (Day2)
Hypothlamo-hypophysial portal system (Day-3)
Disorders of pituitary gland (Day-4)

Week 6 :
Thyroid gland: Structure, Synthesis and transport of thyroid Hormones (Day-1)
Functions and Mechanism of Action of Thyroid Hormones (Day2)
Regulation  and disorders of thyroid gland (Day-3)
Parathyroid gland: structure, Functions, regulation and Disorders (Day-4)

Week 7 :
Adrenal gland structure, secretions and functions (Day-1)
Regulation and disorders of adrenal gland (Day2)
Pancreas- structure, hormones and functions (Day-3)
Regulation  and disorders of pancreas (Day-4)

Week 8 :
Ovary-structure, hormones, Functions and regulation (Day-1)
Testis- structure, hormones, Functions and regulation (Day2)
Endocrine Disorders Related to Reproduction (Day-3)
Hormones in homeostasis (Day-4)

Week 9 :
Disorders of endocrine glands (Day-1)
Disorders of the Hypothalamus, Pineal Gland (Day2)
Hormonal action at cellular level- hormone receptors (Day-3)
General Organization of Bio regulatory Systems (Day-4)

Week 10 :
Signal transduction through hormones (Day-1)
Hormonal regulation at cellular level (Day2)
Hormonal action at cellular level- hormone receptors (Day-3)
Molecular mediators of hormonal action (Day-4)

Week 11 :
Genetic control of hormonal action (Day-1)
Pancreatic Cancer ( Day-2)

Books and references

Lary Jameson J, 2017 Harrisons Endocrinology, McGraw Hill Publishers 4th Edition 2017.
Norman Levin, 2019 Mannual of Endocrinology and Metabolism 5th Edition, Wolters Kluwer Publishers 2019
Ulloa-Aguirre A, Michael Conn P 2014 Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease-Academic Press Elsevier USA (2014) 
Bernhard K, Winfried B, 2016, Hormones and the Endocrine System: A text Book, Springer Nature Publishers 2016
Fox T, Brooke A, Vaidya B, 2015, Endocrinology JP Medical Publishers
5th Edition 2015 
Luciano M, 2004 Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases, Elsevier Publishers USA, Volume-1 2004
Amritava G, Saurabha B, Sarita B and Sujoy G.   2019 MCQs in Endocrinology for DM Entrance Examination Paperback JP Publishers (First Edition) 2019
Antonio B, Derek L 2018, Principles of Endocrinology and Hormone action, Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Instructor bio

Dr Manzoor Ahmad Mir

School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir
Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir Sr. Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir
e-mail ID: drmanzoor@kashmiruniversity.ac.in Mobile Contact +919622901319
Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir holds master’s degree in Life Sciences (Zoology) from HNBG Central University Srinagar after qualifying prestigious National level CSIR-JRF-NET examination and completed his Ph. D at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology Chandigarh in the field of Immunology. He currently teaches at the Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir, and has been a Research Scientist at SATCAS Stroke Research Chair University of Majmaah KSA. He has attended many courses and conferences on immunology at USA, UK, Kuwait, China, UAE, Scotland, Korea and Saudi Arabia.  His basic research interests include molecular immunology, Cancer and Stroke immunology. He is presently working on DST funded project on Tuberculosis Drug resistance. He has published more than 50 high-impact research papers and book chapters. Dr. Manzoor has authored 10 books with international publishers like Elsevier USA, Nova Science Publisher USA and OMICS international. He is currently receiving Royalty from Academic Press USA for his book in the field of Immunology entitled “Developing costimulatory molecules for immunotherapy of diseases”. Dr. Manzoor is on the editorial board of many prestigious journals and has been an invited speaker at various scientific meetings/conferences within India and abroad. He is member of many scientific organizations and societies like International Immunology Association, Indian Association of Immunology, CHASCON, Indian National Science Association, IMMUNOCON etc. Dr Manzoor is presently the MHRD course coordinator for the MOOC courses on Immunology and Endocrinology. 

Course certificate

30% for in-course assessment and 70% for end term proctored exam

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