The Endocrine System Explained

41m of CPD
Stephen Anderson
16 December 2015

The endocrine system is a complex set of glands, organs and chemical messengers known as hormones. Understanding it's structure and function is crucial to grasping the regulation of numerous functions within the body.


Stephen Anderson


Dr Stephen Anderson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987 with Honours in Agriculture Science, majoring in Animal Science. He then completed a PhD in Endocrinology in the Department of Physiology at the University of New England. In 1993 Stephen moved to the University of Queensland as a Specialist Tutor in Physiology, before doing post-doctoral work on National Health and Medical Research Council research projects. From 2000 Stephen has held a number of academic positions at UQ and is currently Senior Lecturer in Physiology in the School of Biomedical Sciences. During his academic career Stephen has taught many biomedical science courses in Science, Biomedical Science, Health Sciences (Dentistry, Exercise Science, Human Movement, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology), Veterinary Science and Animal Science programs. He has been the recipient of teaching awards at university and national level. Some of Stephen's current research interests include metabolism, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, fatty liver haemorrhagic syndrome, reproductive endocrinology, fertility and neuroendocrinology.


Linda Pye03 Sep 2018
the educator was engaging

Mark canning20 Jun 2018

Katherine Hepworth26 May 2018

Wilma Barnes23 May 2018
Good session

Devika Nandanimala21 May 2018
Great information

Kristy Nivison20 May 2018
The lecturer was highly engaging, the content was very interesting and a fantastic overview.

Kristy Nivison20 May 2018
The lecturer was highly engaging, the content was very interesting and a fantastic overview.

Edmond Thaw13 May 2018
Good presentation

Janelle McIntosh05 May 2018
Very informative

Teresa Perry11 Apr 2018
A well presented lecture on a complex system

Teresa Perry11 Apr 2018
Well explained lecture on a complex subject..

Hilary Bush06 Mar 2018
Hi Emma, Thanks for your feedback on this lecture. I've conducted a review of this presentation and inserted more slides where possible to enhance the learning experience. I will also send you the link directly so you can re-watch this lecture. Cheers ~ Hilary, Ausmed

Emma Kerr24 Feb 2018
Thanks Stephen, I loved your talk. Fantastic refresher on this topic. AUSMED I really struggled with the lack of slides shown on the online copy of your talk - this is an integral part of the lecture? I would love to watch this again with the slides. Many thanks

Renu Renu06 Feb 2018
This is very informative and revision of basics of antimony and physiology of endocrine system. Good presentation and explained well.

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