Endocrinology: Atypical Disorders of the Endocrine System focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of endocrinology diseases that affect patients. This course explores the diagnosis and treatment of critical-illness related corticosteroid insufficiency, hyperadrenocorticism in cat, primary hyperaldosteronism, and pheochromocytomas in dogs. In addition, uncommon thyroid disorders of the dog and cat are covered, along with insulinomas, acromegaly, hypercalcemia and diabetes insipidus.
Many case study assignments are presented in this 4 week course, allowing the student to apply information learned from the text to real case scenarios. The examinations are designed to assess the retention of the students newly achieved knowledge in advanced endocrinology related diseases.