Course Catalog - Virtual Continuing Medical Education

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Course Information

Course: College of Radiographers CPD Endorsed - General

Module: The Thyroid Gland - Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Diagnostic Modalities

Module Description: Audience: Healthcare professionals interested in learning about the thyroid gland.
Prerequisites: None
Skill Level: Introductory
The aim of this comprehensive course is to educate the learner on the anatomy and physiology of the thyroid gland. The module will also discuss common thyroid pathologies and review the diagnostic modalities used in diagnosing thyroid pathology.

Learning Objectives
* identify the importance of the thyroid hormones for the physiology of the human body
* describe the process of production, storage and excretion of the thyroid hormones
* outline the control mechanisms in thyroid hormone production and release
* discuss common thyroid pathology
* describe cause(s), consequences and treatment of frequently occurring thyroid diseases
* name the diagnostic modalities that are used to find or exclude thyroid pathology

Author: Mr. Willem G. van Hoorn
About the author: Willem van Hoorn started his career as a radiologic technologist, later to become a nuclear medicine technologist, in hospitals in the city of Delft, the Netherlands. He also worked for a number of years as chief nuclear medicine technologist in a hospital in Rotterdam. In 1990 he joined the School for Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy, in the city of Eindhoven, as teacher of nuclear medicine technology. He largely designed the initial program for nuclear medicine technology of that school and taught for over a decade. Willem has been the Dutch representative in the technologist platform of the EANM, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. In the EANM, he has also served as member of the technologist education subcommittee. For 6 years he has been a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Today he works as a teacher and educational advisor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. 

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Category A+
Credits: 2.50
Price: $50.00
Module Expiration Date:
12/1/2019: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
3 months and 11 days

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 2.50
Price: $37.50
Module Expiration Date:
12/1/2019: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
3 months and 12 days