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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İHİS715 The Endocrine System 927001 1 2 0
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
A comprehensive course on the endocrine system. It deals with the histology, embryology and function of the cells and organs that form the endocrine system.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Süleyman Kaplan
Learning Outcomes
  1. Students identify general structure and functions of liver:blood supply,liver lobules(classic lliver lobule,portal lobule,hepatic acinus of Rappaport)
  2. Students identify portal triad,cell types(hepatocytes,Kupffer’s cells,Ito cells).
  3. Öğrenci, kapsül, septa, parankim, stroma ve lobül tanımlarını yapabilir.
  4. Students describe pancreas:general structure and function,exocrine part(pancreatic acinar cells,centroacinar cells),endocrine part(islets of langerhans)
  5. Students recognize parts of hypophysis(Pituitary gland),cell types,adenohypophysis-pars distalis and pars tuberalis,neurohypophysis-pars nervosa and infundibulum,neuroendocrine Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System(NHS).
  6. Students describe pineal gland:general structure;cell types:pinealocytes and astroglial cells;function(melatonin);histophysiology-circadian biorhytms.
  7. Students localize and describe thyroid:general structure;follicular cells-morphology.normal function:synthesis,storage and liberation of thyroid hormones.
  8. Öğrenci, adrenal bezin histolojik yapısı ve fonksiyonunu açıklayabilir.
  9. Students describe adrenal gland:Adrenal cortex:general structure-zona glomerulosa,zona fasciculate,zona reticularis;function(mineralocorticosteroids,glucocorticosteroids,adrenal androgens);Adrenal medulla:structure;cell types-chromaffin cells;function(epinephrine,norepinephrine).
  10. Öğrenci, epifiz bezinin gelişimi ve histolojisini tanımlayabilir.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Young B, Heat J.W., Wheather’s Functional Histology. Churchill Livingstone , Edinburgh, 2000.
Stevens A, Lowe J., Human Histology. 2 nd Edition Mosby, London, 1997.
Kristić R.,V., Human Microscopy Anatomy. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Hormones, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, suprarenal gland, pineal gland.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Endokrin Sisteme Giriş
2.Endokrin kontrol örneği ve negatif feedback kontrol mekanizması
3.Tiroid bezinin gelişimi
4.Tiroid bezinin endokrin fonksiyonu ve histolojisi
5.Paratiroid bezinin gelişimi ve histolojik yapısı
6.Adrenal bezin gelişimi
7.Adrenal bezin histolojisi
8.Ara Sınav
9.Pankreasın gelişimi
10.Endokrin pankreasın fonksiyonu ve langerhans adacıklarının histolojik yapısı
11.Hipotalamohipofizyal sistemin ana hatları
12.Hipofizin embriyolojik kökeni
13.Adenohipofiz ve nörohipofizin histolojisi
14.Epifiz bezinin gelişimi ve histolojisi
15.Laboratuar sınavı
16.Final Sınavı
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination150
Attending Lectures1310
Self Study510
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination160
Individual Study for Final Examination320
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Self Study5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination339
Individual Study for Final Examination2510
Oral Examination5315