cod. 08614

Academic year 2011/12
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course is designed to give the student the fundamental knowledge of the general anatomy with special emphasis on the locomotor and nervous systems.


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Course unit content

Surface Anatomy: head and neck, thorax, abdomen, limbs, pelvis.Locomotor SystemOverview of the Bones, Joints, Muscles.Axial : Skull, Spine, Thorax. temporo-mandibular joint, intervertebral joints, joints of the ribs. Muscles of the head and neck, Muscles of the back, Muscles of the abdomen wall, Muscles of the pelvic floor.Appendicular :The scapular girdle: bones, joints and muscles.Superior Limb: Clavicle, Scapula, Humerus, Radius, Ulna, Bones of the Hand. Joints: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand. Muscles of the arm, Muscles of the wrist, Muscles of the fingers of the hand.Inferior Limb:Pelvis, Femur, Tibia, Fibula, Bones of the Foot. Joints: hip, knee, foot. Muscles of the pelvis, of the thigh, of the leg and the foot.SplancnologyOverview of the anatomy of the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive and Urogenital systems, with functional correlations.The Nervous System Gross anatomy and structure of the spinal cord and the brain-stem. The cerebellum: structure, afferent and efferent pathways. The thalamus and hypothalamus. The basal ganglia. The brain cortex: structure and areas. The motor and sensory pathways. Neuromuscular spindles and the proprioceptive system. Anatomical basis ofreflexes.Overview of the autonomic nervous system.Peripheral nervous System: the spinal nerves; the plexuses: cervical, brachial and lumbosacral (dorsal, ventral and collateral branches). The intercostal nerves. Dermatomery. Peripheral distribution of cranial nerves.

Full programme

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Anatomia dell'Uomo 2° ed. (Ambrosi et al.) Ed. Edi-Ermes; Anatomia Umana (F.H. Martini) Ed. Edises P.
Anatomia dell'Apparato Locomotore (T. Barni) Ed. Edises P.

Teaching methods

lectures and tutorials

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

Other information

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