cod. 14408

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Morfologia umana, funzioni biologiche integrate degli organi ed apparati umani
Type of training activity
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The objective of the course is to provide the student with systematic kowledge and understanding of skull conformation in the various phases of lifetime and of temporo-mandibular joint structure. In particular, the correlation between shape, structure and function will be analyzed to offer the student a useful tool for clinical practice and critical judgement acquisition.


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Course unit content

In the first part of the course basic aspects on the locomotor apparatus will be discussed: joints classification and skeleton. The second part of the course will be dedicated to the skull (inner and outer surface and features of each bone). In particular some lessons will focus on the temporomandibular joint (gross, microscopic and functional anatomy).

Full programme

The locomotor apparatus: Joints classification. Skull: inner and outer surface, features of each bone. Temporomandibular joint: gross, microscopic and functional anatomy. Masticatory muscles and mandible movements. Facial muscles. Cranial development. Main cranial points, lines and planes employed in anthropometry. General features of the vertebral column, the ribcage and the pelvic girdle.


ANASTASI et al. “Trattato di Anatomia umana” Ediz. Edi Ermes

FONZI L. “Anatomia funzionale e clinica dello splancnocranio” Ediz. Edi Ermes

TILLMAN B. “Atlante di anatomia odontoiatrica e medicina” RC Ediz. Scientifiche

GILROY "Atlante di Anatomia" Prometheus Università” UTET

NETTER F. Atlante di Anatomia umana Masson

Teaching methods

Oral interactive lessons, supported by iconographic material. Direct experience on anatomical models.

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance course. The related examination will be held at the end of the Human Anatomy course, after the second semester of the firs year

Other information

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