Introduction[1] - 3/10/2011 1 Comparative Comparative...

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Unformatted text preview: 3/10/2011 1 Comparative Comparative Comparative Comparative Endocrinology Endocrinology Course contents Course contents • Endocrinology of vertebrates:- major endocrine glands- major hormones- most important functions • Endocrinology of invertebrates:- endocrine system of insects (other invertebrates- (other invertebrates) 3/10/2011 2 3/10/2011 3 Teaching strategy Teaching strategy • Course of 52 hours, 6 credits Oral lectures (26h) • Oral lectures (26h):- mammalian situation as a starting point- what are the main differences/similarities in other vertebrates? • Exercises (26h, in groups):- internet search + short paper on 2 topics: e.g. use & abuse of hormones- 2 lab sessions: effect insulin, uterus contraction- 1 seminar: visiting scientist What are the goals? What are the goals? • To know the main endocrine systems in vertebrates and invertebrates and invertebrates • To understand how these systems have evolved and adapted to changing challenges • To understand how different endocrine systems work...
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Introduction[1] - 3/10/2011 1 Comparative Comparative...

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