cod. PR08702

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - First semester
- Fulvio BARBARO - Roberto TONI
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Learning objectives

Systematic description of regional anatomy and morphology of human body in its macro and microscopic aspects, in a clinical perspective.

the student is expected to be able to describe shape, position, relationship, function of the different components of the systems of the human body. The student is supposed to be able to identify individual morphological diversities providing a methodological approach preparatory to the clinical reasoning

the student is expected to be able to develop an anatomical-based thinking and to possess autonomous judgement on the correlation between structure and function.

the student is expected to master an anatomical language


Students must possess basic and fundamental notions of Anatomy, cell and tissue biology and biochemistry of the organs and systems which are the topic of this part of the course.

Course unit content

Locomotor system: bone, muscles and joints. Cardiovascular system: heart, pericardium, blood and lymphatic vessels, limphnodes, spleen. Digestive system: oral cavity and salivary glands, farinx, esophagous, stomach, small and large bowel, liver, gall bladder and biliary tract, pancreas, peritoneum. Respiratory system: superior and inferior air tracts, lungs and pleura. Urinary system: kidney (macro and microscopic anatomy), ureteres, bladder and urethra. Endocrine system: morphofuncitonal anatomy of endocrine glands. Male and female genital system: (macro and microscopic anatomy). General organization of the central (medulla, encephalon) and peripheral (spinal and cranial nerves) system. Sensory and motor pathways.

Full programme

Locomotor system: bone, muscles, and joints;
Cardiovascular system: heart, pericardium, arteries and veins of cardiac circulation, lymphatics, lymphnodes, spleen.
Digestive system: oral cavity, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, biliary tract, pancreas, peritoneum;
Respiratory tract: superior and inferior respiratory tracts, lungs, pleurae;
Urinary system: kidney, urether, urinary bladder, urethra;
Endocrine system: endocrine glands and their morphofunctional structure;
Reproductive system: male and female, macroscopic and microscopic anatomy, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, penis, testes;
General organization of the central nervous (encephalon, medulla) and autonomic (spinal nerves, cranial nerves) systems. Sensitivity and motor pathways.


Anatomia Umana - Elementi - con istituzioni di Istologia Edi-ermes 2019

Teaching methods

Formal lectures, seminars of experts

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists of a written test. Through questions about the contents of the course will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely with written test, through the Teams platform (guide and ELLY educational portal.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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