Viva 6

This Viva will examine your knowledge of the physiology of glucose regulation and hypoglycaemic drugs as well as the physiology of the Thyroid gland

Q 1. Describe the physiology of Insulin

This viva began with a discussion on the physiology of insulin, physiological consequences of insulin deficiency, oral hypoglycaemic drugs and the thyroid gland. Generally candidates performed well in this viva. The role of insulin beyond metabolism of glucose, fat and protein was not well understood. The differences in the pharmacology between T4 and T3 was another area of weakness.