Experimental and Clinical Neuroendocrinology


Course Objective

At the end of this course the student can demonstrate an understanding
of lectured experimental and clinical neuroendocrinology and describe
recent developments and current research in the field of clinical

Course Content

Clinical neuroendocrinology focuses on the pathophysiology, diagnosis,
and treatment of diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The
course includes lectures on the structure and function of the
hypothalamus and pituitary gland, with special emphasis on central
regulation of growth, puberty, reproduction, metabolism, obesity and
stress, sexual orientation and gender identity, taking both an
experimental and clinical point of view.

Teaching Methods

Lectures 24 hrs (appr)
Research tutorials 5-10 hrs (appr)
Patient care meetings 6 hrs (appr)

Method of Assessment

Examination with open questions derived from the lectures and research

Entry Requirements

BSc Biology, BSc Medical Biology, BA Biological Psychology, BA


Selected literature and scientific papers will be provided during the

Target Audience

MSc Neurosciences students in their final year.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact dr. C.C. van Bunderen
Maximum nr. of participants is 25.

General Information

Course Code AM_470700
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. M. den Heijer
Examiner prof. dr. M. den Heijer
Teaching Staff dr. C.B. Lambalk
B.P.C. Kreukels BSc
dr. J. Rotteveel
dr. M.M. van Weissenbruch
prof. dr. M. den Heijer

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Practical