Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for each chapter have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter.

1. Identify the different modes of action and types of hormones

2. Describe the organisation of the endocrine system and how hormone secretion is controlled

3. Identify the range of functions of the endocrine system

4. Describe how each of the specified functions is managed by the endocrine system including:

  1. Reproduction and sexual differentiation (Chapter 16)
  2. Development and growth (Chapter 17)
  3. Maintenance of the internal environment
  4. Regulation of metabolism
  5. Nutrient supply
  6. Stress response