cod. 21952

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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Integrated course unit module: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding.
Students need learn the fundaments of the structure and component of the anatomy of the different organs in the adult;
Applying knowledge and understanding
Students must use acquired knowledge to recognize gross anatomy, position of organs in anatomical models.
Making judgments
Ability to reason about the correlation between structure and function of an organ.
Communications skills
Ability to understand and be understood in technical situations
Learning skills
Ability to summarize a scientific paper published on anatomy journal and to write a scientific progress report



Course unit content

First lessons: organization of the human body, terminology and plans
body. Concept of organs, apparatus and system.
The following lessons: description and composition of the main systems.

Full programme

Locomotor apparatus. Structural Organization (cytological and molecular) of the Bone, Cartilage and Muscular tissue. Generality on the bones and on the joints. Trunk: spinal column, vertebrae, joints and muscles of the chest.
Circulatory apparatus: the heart (outdoor config, in-house config, structure of the heart, and of the cardiac valves), auriculoventricular valves. Arteries (lay-out of the arteries, arteries of the pulmonary circulation and the general circulation). General organization of the lymphatic circulatory apparatus. Functional and molecular anatomy of the blood-forming organs (bone marrow) and lymphoid organs (thyme, spleen and lymph nodes).
Digestive apparatus. General organization: mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach. Stomach, slim intestine, duodeno, crass intestine. The Liver and the Bilious Tracts. The Pancreas and the pancreatic tracts. The Peritoneum.
Respiratory apparatus. General Organization: Larynx, Trachea, Bronchuses and Bellows. The mechanics of the respiration.
Urinary apparatus. The macroscopic and the microscopic anatomy of the kideny. Molecular and microscopic anatomy of the nephron.
Endosecretory apparatus. General organization. Hypothalamus nucleuses and the neurosecretion. hypophysis. Thyroid and parathyroids. Adrenal glands. The testicles and the ovaries.
Eye: macroscopic and microscopic anatomy. Functional anatomy of the vision: origin of the optic nerve.
Ear: macroscopic anatomy of the middle ear and the inside ear. Functional anatomy of the membrane labyrinth: origin of the vestibular and of acoustic nerve.


MARTINI F.H.: Anatomia Umana, EdiSES, Napoli

Teaching methods

Oral lesson, lectures. Practical lesson and direct experience on anatomical models

Assessment methods and criteria

End-of-term evaluation and continuous assessment. Written examination by a multiple (four) choice tests.
11 questions on microscopic and gross anatomy. Score: 1 point for a correct answer, -0.1 for a wrong answer. Students must totalize >6.0.

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