Nurses at both general practice and referral level will commonly nurse patients with endocrine disease throughout their career. Understanding the basic concepts of endocrinology means nurses can apply knowledge to their care in order to better support their patients.

Having an understanding of the pathophysiology of common endocrine diseases, as well as the tests performed means that we can become a useful support in clinical decision making, which subsequently improves job satisfaction and allows us to nurse to our full potential.

Each week we will look at a different endocrine disease in the cat or the dog. Following the course you will have refreshed your underpinning knowledge of the endocrine system in the canine and feline patient to include the chemical messenger and feedback systems, the types of endocrine diseases commonly affecting our patients, the tests we use and how these diseases impact our nursing care.

Week 1
Canine Hypothyroidism

Week 2
Canine and Feline Diabetes

Week 3
Feline Acromegaly

Week 4
Feline Hyperthyroidism

Week 5
Canine Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease)

Week 6
Canine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)


The course will be fully tutored by Gina Parkes and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case scenarios, forum discussions and quizzes.

CPD Course Content

Courses Status



Endocrinology - Week 1 Available on: 08/02/2021 12:00 am


Endocrinology - Week 2 Available on: 15/02/2021 12:00 am


Endocrinology - Week 3 Available on: 22/02/2021 12:00 am


Endocrinology - Week 4 Available on: 01/03/2021 12:00 am


Endocrinology - Week 5 Available on: 08/03/2021 12:00 am


Endocrinology - Week 6 Available on: 15/03/2021 12:00 am


Feedback Available on: 15/03/2021 12:00 am