After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the relationship between TSH and thyroid hormone levels
  • Differentiate between causes of thyroid disease based on lab values
  • Describe the underlying causes of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Determine the appropriate treatment for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Interpret radioiodine uptake and scan results
  • Recognize normal and abnormal thyroid glands on ultrasound
  • Interpret thyroid lab values in the pregnant patient
  • List medications that can affect thyroid function tests
Chapter 1

Thyroid physiology

In order to understand thyroid dysfunction, you need to understand normal thyroid structure and function—here we review normal thyroid hormone production, metabolism, and actions.
6 Lessons (8m 03s)
Chapter 2

Thyroid lab assays

In this chapter, you will learn all about the different techniques used to measure thyroid hormone and TSH, so that you know which tests to order and when to suspect interference.
6 Lessons (13m 28s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Thyroid imaging

Thyroid imaging is an important tool in diagnosing thyroid abnormalities. In this chapter, you will learn how to use ultrasound and nuclear medicine to evaluate the thyroid gland.
5 Lessons (10m 11s)
Chapter 6

Treating thyroid disease

Once you diagnose a patient with thyroid dysfunction, you need to select the best medication to treat their underlying disorder; these lessons will help you make that decision.
6 Lessons (9m 22s)
Chapter 7

Other causes of abnormal thyroid lab values

Sometimes patients have thyroid lab abnormalities but do not have underlying thyroid disease. Here, you will learn how to spot these abnormalities and what to do about them.
7 Lessons (10m 51s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 9

The thyroid and pregnancy

Pregnancy causes many changes in a woman. Here, we explain how pregnancy can affect thyroid function, and teach you how to interpret thyroid tests in your pregnant patients.
5 Lessons (7m 18s)