Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This course will explore biochemical properties of endocrine factors, emphasizing hormones, and their biological functions. - We will study basic information regarding the endocrine system, mechanism of hormone action, and endocrine methodologies during the first half of this course. In the second half, the students will be exposed to various human physiological phenomena caused by hormones, such as reproduction, growth, obesity, diabetes, and aging.

    Course Objectives

    - To become familiar with the structure, function, & regulation of the major vertebrate hormones
    - To understand mechanisms of hormonal control
    - To understand physiological and developmental processes of animals
    - To develop your analytical skills through their application

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations