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CODE 66474
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to train experts in the field of diet. The course intends to provide the basic subjects required for student formation. Through this training course, the student will learn basic knowledge about the physiology of motor functions, secretions and absorption of human digestive tract,  the mechanisms of control of food homeostasis and metabolism in physiological and pathological conditions.

The students will have to demonstrate, during the final examination, that they have acquired the sufficient and necessary integrated vision of the mechanisms regulating human nutrition.

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching is divided into 10 hours of training activities that will take place in the classroom through frontal lessons. The attendance requirement is at least 75% of the lesson hours.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Nervous and hormonal control of digestive system functions.

Gastrointestinal signals, hormonal and neural mechanisms involved in regulating food intake.

Stress and metabolism.

Stress-related weight gain.

Notes on gut microbiota.

Notes on the psychoneuroendocrineimmunology network and the role of food.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides

 

Dee U. Silverthorn

Fisiologia umana. Un approccio integrato.

Pearson

 

Lauralee Sherwood

Fisiologia umana. Dalle cellule ai sistemi

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TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA PAOLA IERARDI (President)

FEDERICA BARBIERI

MAURIZIO BRUSCHI

SUSANNA PENCO

LAURA STURLA

ILARIA DEMORI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The end-of-course exam aims to evaluate the achievement of the didactic objectives of the I.C. The exams take place at the Institute of Santa Caterina, 2nd floor starting at 9 am on the dates indicated in the calendar. Verification is oral, conducted collegially by the teachers of each course. The grade is assigned as the weighted average, weighted on the credits, of the assessments on the individual courses. In the event of the impossibility of one of the teachers, the examination for the corresponding discipline takes place by means of multiple choice quizzes, immediately corrected by the rest of the Commission in order to assign the final grade. The teachers verify the achievement of the educational objectives by asking diversified questions relating to the programs actually carried out during the lesson hours. When the educational objectives have not been achieved in all disciplines, the student is invited to better verify her knowledge and to take the exam again in its entirety. There are no student reception hours, but the learner can contact the teachers by email in order to make an appointment for further explanations or other problems.

Exam Commission

President: Prof. Ilaria Demori

Members: Proff. sse Federica Barbieri; Susanna Penco, Consuelo Borgarelli, Laura Sturla, Elena Zocchi

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Verification of learning takes place only through the final exam which aims to verify the actual acquisition, by the student, of the expected learning outcomes. In order to pass the exam, with a grade of not less than 18/30, the student must demonstrate knowledge of the molecular and cellular basis of the physiopathological conditions covered by the course

and to be able to link program topics.

The following contribute to the final mark expressed out of thirty:

- Ability to deal with the requested topics in a transversal and critical manner;

- Correctness, clarity, synthesis and fluidity of presentation;

- Mastery of the subject;

- Adoption of appropriate terminology

The mark of 30/30 with possible honors will be awarded when the knowledge / skills of the subject are excellent.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Reception of students and tutorial activities: contact the teacher at idemori@unige.it