|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||BIO/17|
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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
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)
The main steps in eukaryotic cell evolution
The plasma membrane:
Structure and functions
Endocytosis and esocytosis
Rough-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum (RER)
Smooth-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum (REL)
Cell motility and intracellular transport
Cell junctional complexes
Cell cycle and mitosis
Main characteristics of epithelia
Lining epithelia: organization and classification
Structural surface differentiations of epithelial cells (microvilli, stereocilia, cilia)
• exocrine glands
• endocrine glands
• ground substance
Cell components of connective tissue
Connective tissue proper
Support connective tissue: cartilage and bone tissue
Trophic connective tissue: blood and lymph
Cells of the innate and adaptive immune system
Myofibril structure and muscle contraction
During the course the following topics will be explored in particular: support tissues, muscle tissue and nervous tissue
"Elementi di istologia e cenni di embriologia" a cura di A. Filippini. Casa editrice Piccin.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
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.
In case of certification of specific learning disability, disability or other special educational needs, the University legislation and regulations on disability and SLD are applied (https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa/studenti-disabilit%C3% A0-normative).
See also the "Other information" section of this syllabus.
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)
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.
In case of certification of specific learning disability, disability or other special educational needs, please contact both the Department contact person, Prof. Nicola Girtler, and the lecturer at the beginning of the lectures to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance of the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory/dispensatory tools recognized by the University SLD Student Service.