Module I: Endocrinology

This module provides an overview of the functions and interrelationships of specific hormones in the body, including hormonal changes that manifest in aging men and women. Metabolic, functional, and nutritional approaches to managing hormone deficiencies and endocrine disorders, including diabetes and obesity, are also covered.

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

  • Evaluate a patient for iodine deficiency
  • Review the roles iodine plays in the body
  • Discuss treatment of iodine deficiency
  • Recognize the symptoms of PMS
  • Recall treatment modalities for PMS
  • Test the criterion required to make the diagnosis of PCOS
  • Discuss conventional & metabolic treatments for PCOS
  • Discuss the Women's Health Initiative findings & its clinical implications
  • Interpret the structure of the sex hormones & their metabolism
  • Describe the adrenal system & its effects on other sex hormones & hormone replacement
  • Review of the key signs & symptoms of adrenal fatigue
  • Practice the physical examination findings present in adrenal fatigue
  • Name the laboratory tests that aid in the diagnosis of adrenal fatigue
  • Discuss the differences between compounding & manufacturing medications
  • Review the various licenses needed to compound medications
  • Discuss the various patient care areas that involve specialized compounding
  • Review various medication dosage forms that can be compounded
  • Discuss the various types of equipment needed in compounding
  • Recognize the hormonal changes that women & men manifest with aging
  • Discuss the functions of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone & DHEA in the body
  • Compare the differences between synthetic & bio-identical hormones
  • Review the literature on synthetic & bio-identical hormone replacement
  • Propose reasons bio-identical hormone replacement should be considered
  • Assess treatment, adjust dosages, alleviate side effects of BHRT
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of hypothyroidism
  • Recall the crucial role that iodine has in the function of the thyroid gland
  • Prescribe or suggest treatment for hormone replacement including compounded thyroid medications
  • Investigate the importance of measuring tissue level of hormones, in diagnosing hormonal imbalances & in monitoring bio-identical hormone replacement
  • Discuss the advantages & disadvantages of testing hormone levels in different body fluids
  • Evaluate the urine monitoring of hormone levels & metabolites. Specific algorithms will be shared to facilitate ease of use in clinical practice
  • Discuss the methodology of scientific support for & the differences in, saliva, urine & blood testing of hormones

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Module I - Endocrinology


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Module I - Endocrinology


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Module I - Endocrinology


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Module I - Endocrinology


Here’s What Fellows Are Saying About Module I

"Needless to say, I have realized the overall aspects with respect to metabolic medicine that are not addressed through the traditional model. It now appears to me there is data and science for which changes can be made in practice. "

- Rafer Leach, MD

"Instructed me on coordinating the evaluation of the thyroid and gonadal dysfunctions with the primacy of adrenal dysfunctions was essential to achieving my patients' goals with maximum safety and speed. "

- Daniel Stock, MD

"I have already made "cheat sheets" for myself with tips for practice and put in my office rooms! "

- Cynthia Keller


 “This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Metabolic Medical Institute.”

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and MMI. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA

This activity has been approved for 24.0 nursing contact hours.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity has been approved for 24.0 contact hours (2.4 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities