The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that governs the body’s metabolic activity, as the hormones produced by the thyroid influence every major system. More than 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and in many cases it is misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Women are affected with hypothyroidism 10 times more frequently than men. Up to 30% of woman worldwide have goiters. In women older than 75, an estimated 20% will develop Hashimoto’s thyroiditis during her lifetime. Malignancies are another concern; about 18,000 to 20,000 new cases of thyroid cancer are diagnosed every year.
After completing this thyroid disease continuing education module, laboratory professionals and dietitians will be able to:
- Outline the feedback process of thyroid function
- Describe diseases that involve the thyroid gland and its effect
- Relate diagnostic laboratory test results to corresponding diseases of the thyroid, and name pharmaceuticals or physical histories that may interfere with testing in the lab
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including laboratory professionals and dietitians.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3020, 3060, 3070, 5000, 5290 and performance codes of 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.2.4.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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