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NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ENDOCRINE ANATOMY

CODE 80240
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/16
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • HUMAN ANATOMY 58033
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 2 61193
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This is the last of three courses on Human Anatomy.

    The topics are: the Central Nervous System (CNS), the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) and the Endocrine System.

    The course will be organised following a taxonomic order, due to the localisation of these systems throughout the entire body. The topics of the course will help the student to operate a synthesis of all anatomical information.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The lectures of Human Anatomy III course aim to provide students with adequate knowledge on the Nervous and Endocrine Systems organisation, that allows them to understand their normal physiology and the pathologies that may arise from the impairment of their normal function. The goal of the lectures is to provide the knowledge of the different structures of the Nervous System and of the Endocrine System, and the understanding of how they are interconnected for a correct functioning. The understanding of the issues discussed during the lectures should allow the students to deepen specific issues autonomously.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The teaching activity is organised in lectures. During these lectures all the issues the student has to know for the final exam will be explained and discussed with the help of visual aids.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Neuroanatomy.

    Introduction to the Nervous System (NS).

    Embryologic development of NS.

    Meninges, ventricular system and barriers of the NS.

    Spinal cord. The spinal nerves.

    Brain stem and cranial nerves from III to XII.

    Cerebellum.                                      

    Diencephalon.

    Cerebral hemispheres.

    Basal ganglia.

    The limbic system

    The efferent compartment: spinal reflexes, the corticospinal tract. The visceral nervous system.

    The afferent compartment: sensory receptors and the afferent pathways. The gustatory, olfactory, visual and auditory systems.

    Endocrine system: structure, morphology and microscopic organisation of pineal gland, hypophysis, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenal gland, islets of Langerhans, endocrine function of the kidney and feto-placental unit.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FABIO GIUSEPPE GHIOTTO (President)

    ERMANNO CICCONE (President)

    SILVIA BRUNO

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    During the exam, the knowledge and understanding of the structures of the human nervous and endocrine systems and how they work together, as well as the communication skills used by the student, will be assessed.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    10/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    18/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale