cod. 08245

Academic year 2018/19
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding: the course aims to provide students with the tools and theoretical concepts for the study of the morpho-functional organization of the human body to its different levels: the cell, the cell organization in the tissue, the tissue integration in the organs, the anatomical organization of the macroscopic organs, apparatuses and systems.
Applying knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course the student should know and be able to recognize the light microscope, the cell structure and the structure of human tissues. It must also know the morphology of the organ system of man.
 Making judgements: the student must be able to support anatomical reasoning about the correlation between structure and function of an organ.
Communication skills:
the student must
At the end of the course the student will speak with technical language appropriately.
Learning skill: at the end of the course the student will be able to summarize a short text anatomical.


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Course unit content

First lessons: Cell and its components; tissue formation, organization and classification;
organization of the human body, terminology and plans
body; concept of organs, apparatus and system. Following lessons:
description and composition of the main systems.

Full programme

Cell and its components: the plasma membrane, cytoplasm, Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, nucleus.
Tissue formation and organization. Epithelial tissue: classification, localization and morpho-functional correlations. Connective tissue: classification, localization and morpho-functional correlations; ossification; hematopoiesis; blood cells and platelets. Muscle tissue: classification, localization and morpho-functional correlations. Nervous tissue: classification and localization of cell types.
Methods for histological preparations and the main histological stains. Tissues analysis with optical microscope.
Locomotor apparatus: structural organization (cytological and molecular) of bone, cartilage and muscle. Bones, joints and major muscle groups. Bones of the head, trunk and limbs. Macroscopic functional anatomy of joint of the spine, scapoloomerale, elbow, wrist, hip joint, knee and ankle.
Cardiovascular system: cellular and molecular organization of the endothelium. Anatomy macroscopic and microscopic of the heart, coronary vessels, heart valves. Structure of the wall of the arteries, veins and capillaries. Course of the main arteries and veins.
Functional anatomy of the blood-forming organs primary (bone marrow) and primary lymphoid (thymus) and secondary (spleen and lymph nodes).
Digestive system: general organization: the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. Liver and bile ducts. The pancreas and pancreatic tract. The peritoneum.
Respiratory system: general organization: the larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs.
Urinary system: gross anatomy and microscopic-functional kidney. Molecular anatomy of the nephron.
Endocrine system: general organization. The hypothalamus and the neurosecretory nuclei, pituitary. Thyroid and parathyroid, adrenal glands, the pancreatic islets.
Central and peripheral nervous system: general organization.


F.H. Martini, Anatomia Umana EdiSES (http://www.edises.it)
Anatomia dell'Uomo 2° ed. (Ambrosi et al.) Ed. Edi-Ermes
Stevens A. – Lowe J., Istologia Umana. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana

Teaching methods

lectures with 3D anatomical patterns and laboratory microscopy. Presentation used
during class lectures will be uploaded weekly on Elly platform,

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists in an written and an oral examination, concerning the content of the course.
The written test will be a multiple-choice test and will serve to ensure that the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content.
The oral test will allow to verify that the student uses an appropriate anatomical language.
You must pass both exam steps in the order shown.

Other information

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