This course focuses on recent advances in the study of animal hormones. The course covers the cellular origin and chemical nature of hormones, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of hormone action, the evolution of hormones and their receptors, and the roles of hormones in the control of development, growth, physiology, and behavior. The course concentrates on endocrine systems of vertebrates, including humans.
Textbook: Greenspan and Gardner. Basic and Clinical Endocrinology. 8th edition.