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CODE 80240
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/16
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
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Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
  • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2022/2023)
  • NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ENDOCRINE ANATOMY 80240 2022
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The "Nervous System and Endocrine Anatomy" course (code 80240) represents the third part of the Human Anatomy teaching. Topics covered include the Nervous System (SN), both central and peripheral, and the Endocrine System.

Given the distribution of the SN and Endocrine System throughout the body, the teaching coverage is systematic in nature. In addition, being the last teaching of Human Anatomy and often dealing with the multifunctional regulation of organs, it represents for the student a moment of synthesis of the knowledge acquired in the previous lessons of Human Anatomy.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with an adequate knowledge of the Nervous and Endocrine Systems so that they can understand their normal functioning and the pathologies that can result from their damage.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The educational objectives of the course "Anatomy of the Nervous and Endocrine Systems" are intended to provide students with the acquisition of the knowledge necessary to understand the morphofunctional organization of the Nervous and Endocrine Systems, the acquisition of knowledge of the basic mechanisms that allow the Nervous and Endocrine Systems to perform their functions within the human body; the understanding of the basic mechanisms through which the Nervous System performs the reception, integration and processing of the diverse signals. This anatomical knowledge is at the basis of the understanding of the different clinical pictures resulting from damages of the Nervous and Endocrine Systems. The understanding and knowledge of the topics covered in class should allow the student to further investigate specific topics in complete autonomy.

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.

The limbic system

The afferent compartment. Classification of receptors. Definition of receptor field. Receptors and pathways of general somatic sensitivity. Taste receptors and gustatory pathway. Olfactory receptors and olfactory pathway. The eye and optical pathways. The ear and acoustic pathways.

The efferent compartment. The motor unit. Spinal reflexes. The pyramidal and extrapyramidal systems. The basal ganglia. The circuitry involving the cerebellum. The visceral nervous system.

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.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

TW Vanderah, DJ Gould. NOLTE Anatomia del sistema nervoso centrale. VIII Edizione. Edra 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ERMANNO CICCONE (President)

FABIO GIUSEPPE GHIOTTO (President)

SILVIA BRUNO

LESSONS

Class schedule

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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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
08/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
23/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale