Thyroid Hormones  

a foundation level interactive tutorial covering the regulation, release and function of thyroid hormones and associated clinical disorders

David Dewhurst and David Davies

The highly interactive program is designed to teach the basic physiology of the thyroid hormones and covers:

  • location and structure of the thyroid glands,
  • synthesis, release ,transport and mechanism of action of the thyroid hormones,
  • function of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4,
  • principal abnormalities of thyroid function - hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

High quality colour graphics are used extensively throughout the program and features such as animation and a Hypertext facility are used to enhance student learning. The program is highly interactive and uses several features to promote this. For example students are required to:

(i) label diagrams by "dragging" labels from a list and "dropping" them into the box corresponding to the correct position on the diagram,

(ii) answer a variety of questions included in each section. These may be multiple choice, selecting correct phrases from a list to complete a statement, and true/false questions with feedback.


Language Versions: English

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Windows:
    • Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8
    • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    • 128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later, or Opera 11
  • Mac OS:
    • Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, or v10.8
    • Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • 256MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
    • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11

Target Audience: First year undergraduates from a range of biological science, medical and health-related courses. The material covers approximately two hours of lectures to first year students) and would occupy students for 2-4 hours of fairly intensive study. May also be suitable for good high school students.

Price: £250 (multiuser, educational license)

ISBN 1-874758-34-4
©2008 Sheffield Bioscience Programs

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