76072 - Endocrinology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Podiatry (cod. 8479)

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes are the following: 1) understanding the molecular basis of the hormone secretion and of the growth of the endocrine cells; 2) understanding the basis of the hormonal hyper and hyposecretion; 3) understanding the pathogenetic mechanisms leading to obesity and diabetes; 4) understanding the main pathological correlates of endocrine foot diseases; 5) critically applying the current knowledgement to a more tailored approach to the diagnosis and therapy of endocrinological patients.

Course contents

The main topics are the following: 1) the endocrine system; 2) pituitary gland diseases; 3) thyroid and parathyroid gland diseases; 4) diabetes and its complications; 5) adrenal glands and gonadal diseases; 6) osteoporosis. 


-Manuale di Endocrinologia (Lombardo – Lenzi), Ed. EDISES

-Guida pratica di Endocrinologia (Boscaro), Ed. PICCIN

-Harrison (sezione Endocrinologia)

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. 

Assessment methods

Multiple choice test. 

Teaching tools

Power point slides. 

Office hours

See the website of Guido Di Dalmazi


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.