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What you will learn

Course description: 

Audience: Nursing professionals interested in learning about the thyroid gland.
Prerequisites: None
Skill Level: Intermediate
The aim of this comprehensive course is to educate the nurse on the anatomy and physiology of the thyroid gland. The module will also discuss common thyroid pathologies and review the diagnostic modalities used in diagnosing thyroid pathology.


The Philips Healthcare Learning Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15050, for 5.0 Contact Hours.

This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 4.0 Contact Hours. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-277569

This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570RN) for 5.0 Contact Hours.




Course objectives: 

After completion of this course the learner can:

  • identify the importance of the thyroid hormones for the physiology of the human body
  • describe the process of production, storage and excretion of the thyroid hormones
  • outline the control mechanisms in thyroid hormone production and release
  • discuss commonthyroid pathology
  • describe cause(s), consequences and treatment of frequently occurring thyroid diseases
  • namethe diagnostic modalities that are used to find or exclude thyroid pathology
  • Describe the nursing interventions that may be needed in thyroid patients
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

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