About this course

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of conditions that affect the endocrine glands of the human body. These conditions include the very common diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders, disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, disorders of the adrenal glands, bone density disorders related to parathyroid dysfunction, and reproductive disorders related to endocrine function.

For optimal understanding, the student needs to be familiar with the entirety of endocrine physiology, including the regulatory mechanism of hormones.

Endocrine pathologies have a very distinctive presentation, as the abundance or absence of endocrine secretions has immediate and recognizable effects on the physiology and, ultimately, the clinical presentation of the individual.

The general physician should have clarity on the typical presentation of common endocrine abnormalities and the accompanying clinical manifestations. Furthermore, owing to the intricate nature of the management of these conditions, the clinician must be able to redirect care to the appropriate subspecialist to ensure the best outcomes.




Michael Lazarus, MD

Dr. Michael Lazarus is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
He obtained his MD from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Health Sciences, South Africa, and trained at the Washington University School of Medicine. In 2003, he joined the faculty at UCLA and currently serves as the Medical Director of the UCLA Hospitalist Section.
He has won various teaching awards, such as the Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award, and was featured in the Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors Guide in 2021.

Video lectures


  • Introduction to the Endocrine System – 4 VIDEOS
  • Endocrine Pharmacology – 11 VIDEOS
  • Reproductive Pharmacology – 5 VIDEOS
  • Reproductive Hormone Disorders – 12 VIDEOS
  • Pregnancy Complications – 6 VIDEOS
  • Ovarian Diseases – 12 VIDEOS
  • Disorders of Vulva, Vagina and Cervix – 9 VIDEOS
  • Uterine and Fallopian Tube Disease – 10 VIDEOS
  • Male Reproductive System Diseases – 10 VIDEOS
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – 10 VIDEOS
  • Bone Disease – 5 VIDEOS – 5 VIDEOS
  • Parathyroid Gland Disorders – 17 VIDEOS
  • Adrenal Gland Disorders – 19 VIDEOS
  • Thyroid Gland Disorders – 21 VIDEOS
  • Pituitary Gland Disorders – 15 VIDEOS
  • Pancreatic Disease & Diabetes – 27 VIDEOS