Endocrine organs and cells
Glandular tissue consists of endocrine and exocrine glands. For exocrine glands, review the
relevant topics. This topic focus on the endocrine system.
The endocrine system consists of discrete organs, portions of organs and distributed cells that
secrete hormones into surrounding tissues or structures.
- Topic Overview: Endocrine organs and cells
- Topic Tasks and Objectives
- Tasks and Objectives
- Knowledge Organiser sheet 1 (pdf)
- Topic, keyword or organ: All content on the topic sheet refers to this central
topic, keyword or organ. Name the topic, give its functions and make an
annotated drawing to illustrate the topic.
- List and Functions: List all cells, tissues and structures related to the topic or
keyword and provide their functions.
- Describe: Write short descriptions of the cells, tissues and structures related to
the topic or keyword.
- Draw: Make a diagram or drawing of each of the cells, tissues and structures
- Related: What other knowledge areas relate to the central topic item and should
be reviewed for elaborative information?
- Questions: Make at least 3 questions relating to the central topic item.
- Unsure about? What are you still unsure about and need to clarify for better
- Knowledge Organiser sheet 2 (pdf)
- Keyword: The primary keyword for this page. All information on this page must
relate to the keyword.
- Definition: Write a concise definition of the keyword.
- Used in a sentence: Use the keyword in a meaningful sentence related to
- Annotated picture: Make an annotated drawing to illustrate key concepts of the
- Questions with the keyword as answer: Construct several questions related to
- Other words linked to the keyword: Elaborate and interconnect with other
material related to the keyword. This can be anatomy, physiology, pharmacology
- Make one or more sentences linking the keyword and linked words: Short notes
connecting the words used.
- What needs revision? What needs to be revised or clarified for better
understanding of the keyword?
- Main glands
- Extended reading