Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
number of course credit 4
MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses are courses that are taught completely online by experienced faculty from various universities and institutions. This Endocrinology course provided by Swayam is taught by Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir who is currently working as the Senior Assistant Professor of the Department of Bioresources in the University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
Swayam is a government-initiated programme that aims to strengthen the reach of free quality education to students from all walks of life. The course is a specific electric course that falls in the discipline of Zoology. It focuses completely on the human endocrine system and its various components.
It also teaches the learner how the endocrine system is compromised by internal or external factors, and how that results in hormonal disorders. The course also aims to be an awareness educational module for the masses so that it can help them in identifying, controlling, and preventing hormonal disorders.
A Government-approved certificate
Interactive video lectures
Course duration is 11 weeks
- Sample questions
- Complete study material
- Experienced faculty
- Self-assessments questions
- Government certification
- Interactive video lectures and discussion forums
Course and certificate fees
The total sum to be remunerated to be part of the course in Endocrinology by Swayam is absolutely free. However, if you want a certificate, you will have to pay the exam fee.
Exam fee for Certification
Not specified on the website
certificate providing authority
Postgraduates and undergraduate students can apply who have a background in life sciences.
Certification Qualifying Details
After completing the MOOC course in Endocrinology, candidates will need to appear for an exam to get the certificate of completion.
What you will learn
At the completion of the course, candidates will have equipped themselves with the following information:
Structure of the endocrine system
Components of the endocrine system
Hormones secreted by the endocrine system and their functions
Regulation of hormones and homeostasis
Hormonal imbalances and their resulting disorders
Taking admission to this course is completely online and is also pretty simple. It can be completed within a few minutes. The below-mentioned pointers highlight the ease of the admission process:
- Visit https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec20_bt21/preview to access the course.
- Click on ‘Sign In/Register’ to create an account on Swayam.
- Register by inputting your email ID and set up a username and password.
- Select ‘send verification code’ to get a verification code on the given email ID.
- Enter the code for verification that had been sent to the email ID and click ‘Create’.
- Browse the website for a list of courses that are available in English as well as regional languages.
- Search Catalogue for the desired course using the search bar
- You can further filter your search by category, national coordinator, course duration, and course credits.
Filling the form
The details for the application form necessary to enrol the candidate in the course in Endocrinology by Swayam effectively are –
Essential information like phone number, name, email is required for filling up the application form.
After enrolling yourself with Swayam, complete the application form by making the payment.
After doing this, the candidate will be a part of the Endocrinology Course.
History of endocrinology
Types of hormones
Characteristics of hormones
Hormones transported in the blood
Transport of Steroids Hormones in Blood
Mechanism of Action of Steroid
Mechanism of Action of Protein Hormones
Metabolism and Excretion of Hormones
The Role of the Secondary Messenger
Neurosecretions and Neurohormones
The pineal gland and its structure, secretions, and functions
Role of pineal gland in biological clock and reproduction
The Hypothalamus: its structure and secretions
Functions of hypothalamic nucleic acid
Neuroendocrine glands and their regulation
Feedback mechanisms of hormonal regulation
Pituitary gland: structure and secretions
Functions of Pituitary gland
Hypothalamo-hypophyseal portal system
Disorders resulting from defective pituitary glands or hormones
Thyroid gland: structure and secretions
Synthesis, function, transport and mechanism of thyroid hormones
Regulation of thyroid hormones
Disorders of thyroid hormones
Parathyroid gland: structure, functions, regulations and disorders
Adrenal gland: structure, secretions, functions
Regulation of adrenal glands
Disorders of adrenal glands
Pancreas and their structure, secretions and functions
Disorders related to pancreatic hormones
Ovaries - structure, secretions, functions, regulations
Testis - structure, secretions, functions, regulations
Reproductive endocrine disorders
Homeostasis and hormones
Disorders of the hypothalamus, pineal glands
Actions of hormones at cellular levels- receptors
Signal transduction through hormones
Hormonal regulation at the cellular level
Hormonal action at the cellular level
Mediators of hormonal action
Genes and hormones
To obtain the certification, one has to clear the in-class assessment of weightage 30 percent and the final proctored exam that carries a weightage of 70 percent. The candidate has to pay the exam fee and attempt the examination at the designated examination centre in-person.
How it helps
The certification will disclose all the skills that are necessary to candidates that are compulsory to make an entry into a career in applied life sciences. Furthermore, the course carries credits that can be transferred to selected universities. Details of the universities that accept transferred credits can be obtained from the University Grants Commission.
The study material is in the form of online videos as well as printable/downloadable study material that is prepared by experienced faculty.
Online videos and material are made accessible by sending a link to the student's email ID.
There is no such minimum period required to complete the course, but the examination validity and course material are of one year from the date of purchase. From the Exam Centre, the Students have to pick an exam date and clear the examination within a year.
Candidates can generate an academic discussion in the ‘Activity’ section inside courses.
Once candidates are enrolled in a course, they can click the ‘Grievances’ icon in the footer to register a grievance against the course content, faculty, registrar, fellow students, and Swayam platform.