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, 1 Quiz
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.
  • Mastering TSH assays
  • Evaluating total thyroid hormone levels
  • Measuring thyroid binding proteins
  • Assessing free hormone levels
  • Identifying assay interference
  • Thyroid lab assays quiz
6 Lessons, 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.
  • Mastering radioactive iodine (RAI) imaging
  • Interpreting an RAI uptake and scan
  • Interpreting a normal thyroid ultrasound
  • Recognizing abnormalities on a thyroid ultrasound
  • Thyroid imaging quiz
5 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Hyperthyroidism

Here, you will learn about the different causes of hyperthyroidism so you can accurately identify patients with a hyperfunctioning thyroid and select the most appropriate treatment.
  • Recognizing the clinical presentation of hyperthyroidism
  • Identifying the causes of primary hyperthyroidism
  • Diagnosing Graves' disease
  • Diagnosing autonomous nodules
  • Diagnosing thyroiditis
  • Understanding the causes of secondary hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Hypothyroidism

In this chapter, you will learn the clinical presentation and appropriate steps in diagnosis of the various causes of hypothyroidism so you can effectively help these patients.
  • Recognizing the clinical presentation of hypothyroidism
  • Interpreting lab values in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism
  • Understanding the development of hypothyroidism
  • Identifying iatrogenic causes of hypothyroidism
  • Detecting secondary hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
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.
  • Selecting the appropriate treatment for hyperthyroidism
  • Using thionamides
  • Using radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation
  • Recognizing when surgery is needed
  • Selecting the appropriate treatment for hypothyroidism
  • Treating thyroid disease quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
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.
  • Diagnosing non-thyroidal illness
  • Identifying subclinical hypothyroidism
  • Recognizing subclinical hyperthyroidism
  • Managing thyroid hormone resistance
  • Checking for drug interference
  • Grasping the importance of iodine
  • Other causes of abnormal thyroid lab values quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 8

Amiodarone

Amiodarone is a commonly used cardiac medication that can affect thyroid function. Learn what to expect and how to manage the thyroid dysfunction that may develop.
  • Mastering amiodarone basics
  • Explaining the effects of amiodarone
  • Recognizing changes due to amiodarone therapy
  • Identifying patients at risk for amiodrone-induced hypothyroidism (AIH)
  • Unraveling amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis
  • Diagnosing amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT)
  • Treating amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT)
  • Amiodarone quiz
8 Lessons, 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.
  • Recognizing the need for increased thyroid hormone
  • Examining abnormal thyroid function tests
  • Interpreting thyroid lab values during pregnancy
  • The thyroid and pregnancy quiz
  • Thyroid Disease Masterclass outro
5 Lessons, 1 Quiz