|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||BIO/16|
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
The human body is a complex and intricate piece of engineering in which every structure plays a precise role. There are approximately 200 bones, 650 muscles, 79 organs, and enough blood vessels to circle the Earth twice! anatomy, a field in the biological sciences concerned with the identification and description of the body structures of living things. Gross anatomy involves the study of major body structures by dissection and observation and in its narrowest sense is concerned only with the human body.
The major objective is to achieve the basis of Human Anatomy necessary to understand physiology, with the final goal to comprehend drug mechanism of action and related toxicity.
Attention will be given to the human body organization and to the morphology of different systems and organs. The structure of the various organs will be studied at microscopic level to provide understanding of their function.
Basic knowledge of biology of the cell
The teaching activity is organized in lectures for a total amount of time of 80 hours (10 CFU). During these lectures, all issues of the Human Anatomy that the student is required to know for the final exam will be explained and discussed with the help of visual aids.
Tissues. Description and characterization and of the 4 basilar tissues:
Epithelium classification and characterization: surface and glands epithelia.
Connective classification and characterization.
The menstrual cycle.
The uterine tubes.
The uterus with cervix.
The external genitalia and placenta.
Skin appendages, sweet, apocrine and sebaceous glands.
Embriologic development of neuronal tube.
Ventricular system, cerebrospinal fluid, ependyma and choroid plexus.
Cranial meninges and blood-brain barrier.
Spinal cord with spinal nerves.
Brain stem and cranial nerves from III to XII.
Special senses: structure, morphology and microscopic organization of the eye with optical nerve. Ear structure, morphology and microscopic organization with vestibular organ and cochlea.
Anatomia Umana, Fondamenti, EdiErmes
Anatomia Umana, KcKinley, Piccin
Office hours: By appointment via email email@example.com
KATIA CORTESE (President)
DANIELA ZARCONE (Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral exam, carried out by the lecturer of the Human Anatomy course in conjunction with a colleague working in the same field, 2/3 questions will be asked.
The student is expected to have knowledge and understanding of the spatial organization, morphology and structure of organs and systems of the human body, with particular regard to morpho-functional aspects. The student’s communication skills with respect to Human Anatomy issues taught during the Course will also be assessed.