cod. 12375

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
- Maria Luisa ARCARI
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge of the
anatomy of organs and systems, addressed to the application of physical
activities and sports

Knowledge and understanding.
The student must know the basics of human anatomy

Applying knowledge and understanding.
The anatomical knowledge should be applied to human motion

Making Judgement.
At the end of the course the student will be able to follow a simple
reasonement of kinetic anatomy

Communication skills.
The student will use the correct technical language

Ability to learn.
The student will be able to read and understand a specific text


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Course unit content

Organization of human body: terminology and body plans. Concept of organ, apparatus and system.Circulatory,respiratory, digestive,urinary, reproductive (male and female), endocrine systems. General central and peripheral nervous system.

Full programme

The human body: concept of organ, apparatus and system. Tissues: the epithelium of the skin, the glandular epithelia, the connective, the cartilage, the bone, the muscular and the nervous tissue. The tegument: microscopic anatomy of the skin and of the cutaneous elements. The cardiovascular apparatus: heart, the great and the small blood circulation. Structure of the arteries, veins and capillaries. The digestive apparatus: oral cavity, tongue, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. Associated glands: liver, pancreas. The peritoneum. The respiratory apparatus: nose cavities, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs. The pleura. The urinary apparatus: kidney and urinary tract. The genital apparatus: morphology and structure of the masculine gonad (testicle) and of the female gonad (ovaio). Ovarian cycle. Decription of uterine tubes, uterus. The endocrine apparatus: general characteristics and structural organization of endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid, hypophysis, epiphysis, adrenal glands, thymus, Langerhans islets). The nervous system: organization of central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Organs of sense: general notions of the anatomy of the ear and of the eye.


Anatomia umana (F.H. Martini) Ed. Edises

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations and audio-video aids.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, multiple choice test. The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the course contents (reference texts + documents uploaded to Elly during the course). There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3, will correspond to the arithmetic average of the assessments obtained in the written test.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly).
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact C.A.I.: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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