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CODE 65460
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/17
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • CHIAVARI
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • LA SPEZIA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the student with a complete view on the organization of human tissues and the cells that compose them, and notions on how this organization is instrumental in ensuring the full homeostatic functionality of tissues.

Expected learning results:
Knowledge of investigation methods in cytology and histology.
Knowledge of the terminology of the discipline.
Knowledge of the subcellular, cellular and tissue structures of the human body

TEACHING METHODS

Classroom teaching lessons 

It is possible that the method of conducting the lessons will change due to emergency situations that prevent the performance of the lessons in attendance. In this case the lessons will be carried out through the Teams platform. (https://cedia.unige.it/sites/cedia.unige.it/files/pagine/TEAMS%20mini%20guida%20IT%20Studente.pdf)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

EUKARYOTIC CELL:

The main steps in eukaryotic cell evolution

The plasma membrane:

Structure and functions

Membrane transports

Endocytosis and esocytosis

The cytoplasm:

Hyaloplasm

Ribosomes

Rough-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum (RER)

Smooth-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum (REL)

Golgi apparatus

Lysosomes

Peroxisomes

Mitochondria

The cytoskeleton

Cell movement

Cell motility and intracellular transport 

Cell junctional complexes

The nucleous

The nucleolus 

Cell cycle and mitosis 

TISSUES:

Epithelial tissue:

Main characteristics of epithelia

Lining epithelia: organization and classification

Structural surface differentiations of epithelial cells (microvilli, stereocilia, cilia)

Secretory epithelia:

•  exocrine glands

• endocrine glands

Connective tissue:

Extracellular matrix:

•   fibers

•   ground substance

Cell components of connective tissue

Connective tissue proper

Support connective tissue: cartilage and bone tissue

Ossification

Trophic connective tissue: blood and lymph

Lymphatic tissue

Cells of the innate and adaptive immune system

Muscle tissue:

  • striated skeletal and cardiac muscle
  • smooth muscle tissue

Myofibril structure and muscle contraction

Nerve tissue:

  • neurons
  • glial cells
  • nerve fibers
  • synapses and impulse transmission

During the course the following topics will be explored in particular: support tissues, muscle tissue and nervous tissue

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

"Elementi di istologia e cenni di embriologia" a cura di A. Filippini. Casa editrice Piccin.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCO FAIS (President)

EMANUELA MARCENARO (President)

DANIELA ZARCONE (President)

ROBERTA CASTRICONI

MARIELLA DELLA CHIESA

MARZIA DOLCINO

ALESSANDRA DONDERO

MARCO GREPPI

SILVIA PESCE

SIMONA SIVORI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

October 2022

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

During the lessons an ongoing test could be carried out to evaluate the level of acquisition of the first contents held in the classroom and concerning the cytology.

The oral exam is aimed at evaluating the learning of knowledge related to the topics illustrated and discussed in the classroom and the ability to integrate and contextualize this knowledge.

It is possible that emergency situations prevent the students to taking part in the examination in attendance for the final evaluation. In this case, the Teams platform will be used. (https://cedia.unige.it/sites/cedia.unige.it/files/pagine/TEAMS%20mini%20guida%20IT%20Studente.pdf)

ASSESSMENT METHODS

1. The choice of the examination method allows to verify the acquisition of the knowledge inserted in the training objectives

2. The oral test that is the examination methods used and that includes most of the program carried out allows to better evaluate how the student orients himself in the entire tissue scenario addressed in class, allowing also to evaluate his reasoning skills. aimed at associating structural notions with functional concepts.