The Course aims at imparting basic notions about the structure-function relationship of human tissues, how these are elaborated during development and the modes through which complex cellular and molecular interplays govern the conversion of a fertilized egg into a full organism. Students are therefore expected to gain a basic knowledge about the morphology, classification and functional peculiarities of the primary tissues of the body and how these can be examined in situ. The Students area also expected to gain a thorough understanding of the primary cellular phenomena controlling early embryonic development and how these may be regulated. Through the final part of the Course, Students will be instructed in the main biological and applicative features of adult stem cells, including their molecular and phenotypic characteristics, their differentiation potentials, the mechanisms controlling their fate and all these traits can be exploited in regenerative medicine. By also familiarizing with the technologies that may be used for analysing these phenomena and various aspects of cellular behaviour, the Students are further assured to reach full comprehension about how the acquired knowledge can be exploited in applied terms. Through the Course Students are further instructed in the ability to collect, compile and evaluate scientific information and data in the field such to be able to make proper judgements about their validity. This will be instrumental in their development of better communications and learning skills.